Sunday, 4 March 2012

Holiday Blues

So I haven't been around for a little while. Murray and I have been off to Indonesia to the island of Bali. I was very apprehensive about going. That's underselling it, I was dreading going away - I was in a really bad place and I couldn't think of anything more than just dragging myself out of bed, going to work, and then going straight back to bed afterwards. All I can say is that this break was exactly what I needed.

Not to say that I am cured, not by a long shot. I've realised I need to stop myself from ever getting to this point. I have an appointment on the 20th to see a psychologist through a mental health centre to help me with coping skills and set up a plan for future trigger events which will be really good for me.

Back to the holiday, Murray and I had a really great time together. Bali is very different to what I expected - 3rd world yet some pockets (tourist areas) are absolute luxury. Hard to reconcile the two extremes sometimes. We did lots of relaxing, drank fresh fruit juices by the pool, walked around for hours, had delicious food followed by decadent massages. And we just spent time together, which was the antidote I needed to my loneliness.

I haven't gone through my photos properly yet but here are a couple from our time away.

Bali Bombing Memorial in Kuta

Happy Hour

Tanah Lot

Monkies playing around at Uluwatu temple

Shopping - my favourite pasttime


Hang by the pool, next to the ocean? Don't mind if I do!

Hopping Shoes!

Rice patties near Ubud