My day today was almost identical to the day I had yesterday. I got up late, showered, breakfasted on muesli and then grabbed my laptop and worked on updating diary entries for a short time before putting on a movie. I woke up feeling worse than I did yesterday, so I didn’t mind being lazy yet again, figuring my body needs the rest. After lunch, I returned to my computer for a short time before the force of my headache and the lure of the bean bag and another movie became too strong to resist. It was about 5pm by the time the second movie of the day finished. Time for a walk. I passed through a part of the city I’d yet to venture and ended up in the beautiful old town. My mind was once again very active in the best kind of way, sorting through thoughts and feelings and plans and dreams. I brought my pencil and notepad along this time (whereas yesterday I had to type my thoughts out into my phone) and stopped intermittently to get my ideas down on paper. I am now super clear about my future and completely ready to venture down whatever path opens up come December when I find out whether I’ve achieved the unlikely and received a travel grant for more travel. I also have clear ideas about a new novel. I began to crave beer and pizza. Feeling good about my life, I granted myself these luxuries, finding a café that served both. It’s so nice eating out in an inner city café without spending a fortune. To complete my treat, I got an ice cream on the way home. I know these probably aren’t the best things to eat when I’m still feeling ill, but at the same time eating them made me feel good.

Baku

Accommodation $ Hostel
Distance ridden today 0km
Total distance ridden 23,151km