It’s an early morning in September and I have just gotten on a train headed to Örebro. I am going to spend a few days alone during a slowcation and I feel really good about it, it’ll be a nice change of pace and a way for me to get back into photography a bit more again and really focus on my work.
As the train starts rolling south I feel myself immediately relax and enter a different state.
While sitting there I reflect on being alone and feeling lonely and how they are so very different. Since I have worked from home for years and spend most of my days alone I have learned to really enjoy my own company. I rarely feel lonely, and I like that I get to decide what my days are like and that I can take all the time I want doing certain things.
How you you feel about being alone and doing things on your own?
There’s something about trains and this way of travelling that let’s me focus in a different way. I always feel very productive and inspired. With a moody fall landscape outside the window and warm coffee in my thermos I listen to podcasts, read and plan future work. With nothing else seeking my attention I can really hone in on things in a way I cannot do at home.