As Ian went to Japan for most of this month (his dream vacation to solo-travel across Japan), I had plenty of time to be bored and alone — not in a bad way but so that I can reset and reflect to take better care of myself.. Part of that included cleaning and moving some stuff around the apartment — tinker tinker tinker, as Ian would say — and ended up with a more workable desk.
For example, I spent this month “treating myself” and finally getting some things I’ve had my eyes on for a long time. I was nerding out on lossless audio and went deep into a rabbit hole on hi-fi headphones and IEMs. Hours of YouTube later and I gave in to getting a pair of Final Audio E4000. The audio quality of these earbuds is great, but what’s even better was that it gave my beloved iPhone SE (with a headphone jack) a second life as a dedicated music player!
And on the topic of music, I finally had the chance to see Darren Hayes in concert! In all honesty, he is one of three music artists that I feel deeply connected to — that is to unironically say that they’ve shaped the world I see and the life I live. Darren was basically retired until last year, so I knew that this is perhaps going to be my last chance to see him perform live. I couldn’t sleep the night before, so in a very classic Winson fashion, I wrote him a letter. As I put my excitement and anxiety into words, I realized how much of a blessing it is to have someone to aspire, connect, and grow with, for decades no less.
Lastly, I started setting up a nightly reminder to write a sentence to recap what’s worth remembering that day. Less frou frou than a gratitude journal and way less effort than a daily blog, it’s been a nice routine for me to reflect as a good way to give my anxiety and overthinking a home. This also happens to nicely complement my monthly photos! Take a look and let me know what you think!
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