Weekend Chat: How Erika Spends “Lazy Days”

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Q: How do you spend your lazy days?

Recently, I’ve had a number of these. Back to back. I’m not ashamed to admit it. The best part of what I do is the flexibility I have in my schedule. I can work when I want and where I want. Granted, of course, that I meet deadlines and/or not get comfortable lazying about.

“Lazy days” are, in fact, slightly lackadaisical versions of my typical day which involves me making breakfast, cleaning the kitchen, playing with my Haupia, writing, making lunch, cleaning the kitchen, napping (yes, this is necessary), writing, making dinner, cleaning the kitchen (for the last time in the day), playing with my Haupia, and writing. My “lazy days” include everything in that list.

The one deviation between my regular days and “lazy days” is the time I spend writing.

This is my desk // Erika Xplores: Adventures of a Writer & Slow Traveler // Travel tips, travel narratives. Travel, hike, camp, explore. Wander curiously & Maunder On.
This is my desk

If I’m not writing, I’m sitting at my desk, anyway, doing one of three things: browsing, wedding planning or reading Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries fan fiction. (I’ve been spacing out the time in between the episodes I watch to prolong my excitement at finding a new show to obsess over.)

And when I’m not at my desk, I’m in the living room Netflixing the day away.

I also have active “lazy days” where I can be out an entire day but accomplish nothing.

Where traveling is concerned, “lazy days” should be a staple on every trip. It’s a great chance to get a feel for what it might be like to live there.

Strolling and snacking in Austria // Erika Xplores: Adventures of a Writer & Slow Traveler // Travel tips, travel narratives. Travel, hike, camp, explore. Wander curiously & Maunder On.
Strolling and snacking in Austria

When my fiancé and I travel we always schedule in a day without any plans. Of course, our “lazy days” during travel slightly differs from the ones we have at home base. “Lazy days” usually take us outside our accomodations. We might sleep in, and I might make us brunch from ingredients we picked up from an open-air market. Afterward, we might stroll around the neighborhood, visit some parks, meander in and out of interesting shops, and maybe pick up some more food along the way. I specifically enjoy dinner to-go. This works particularly well if our accommodations offer an outdoor space, ideal for dining al fresco. The best part is we’re not worried about getting anywhere. We’re essentially living as we would normally but in a completely different corner of the world.  It’s fantastic, and it’s all part of slow travel.

 


 Erika Xplores: Adventures of a Writer & Slow Traveler // Travel tips, travel narratives. Travel, hike, camp, explore. Wander curiously & Maunder On.

About Weekend Chats: These posts are to promote a better relationship between my readers and me. It gives them the chance to ask questions (on any topic except travel) and allows me to speak about different areas of my life. Although, you might sometimes discover travel finds a way into it anyway.

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Erika is a writer and content creator exploring the globe boldly and slowly one destination at a time. Her travels and rich upbringing as an Asian-American fuel many of her stories where she endeavors to write about the human condition. Although she might presently call NE Florida home, her heart remains listless for her home in Maui. She is an advocate for "experiences over possessions," a Marquez fan, and a self-proclaimed introvert.

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