My Easter holiday was uneventful, but relaxing. While the rest of the local population were staying in their cabins and out skiing or what have you on the mountains, we opted to do a staycation. I realised that I do need some free time from work not just to unwind, but to compartmentalise stuff in my life. Putting things into perspective and creating new priorities or rekindling old ones that were kept in my mental shelf far too long.
Part of the process was using my free time productively. Woke up early, went to the gym (yes, the gym was open throughout the Easter holiday, which was a good thing), organised our home, worked on my writing and went out looking for inspiration in our neighbourhood.
Inspiration is abundant around us. All you need to do is to open your eyes wide and pierce through that veil. Let your senses roam free and surely like blessing from the heavens, your mind opens up to new possibilities and ideas.
On a cloudy Good Friday, I took a stroll around our neighbourhood armed with a camera like a tourist. As my eyes wander, looking for a subject or area to snap a shot, it suddenly came to me why we bought a property, our first home, in Nordnes to begin with. It was roughly three years ago (check this and this post). It’s just a beautiful area in the middle of the city centre, but it feels like you’re in a suburb.
I hope the pictures did some justice because I think you have to be here in order to appreciate the true beauty of Nordnes. And yes, I came back home from my mini-excursion fully inspired.