Oh boy, here we go. How can such a seemingly innocent question make me feel so defensive? I’m sure it’s asked honestly rather than just being nosy, but it still ruffles my feathers.
Whoever is asking the question defines my response. And my answers, so far, range from sarcastic to only mildly sarcastic. Sometimes I stutter as I quickly run through the days events as if trying to prove that I am not lazy. But that serves no purpose other than to piss myself off. I know I don’t need to justify anything I do, say or believe, and yet, the defensiveness inevitably creeps into my voice.
So instead of defending my chosen lifestyle, I think I’ll point out how much money we’re saving by traveling at sea in order to have a deeper sort of journey versus paying for, say, a meditation retreat at a Buddhist monastery. Granted, we won’t have daily Ayurvedic massages or have our own personal meditation guide, but I believe the end result will be the same – an increased capacity to find stillness of mind and greater awareness. Along with some kick ass tans.
Or maybe I’ll just give them what they expect to hear. “I kick my feet up and eat bon bons all day.”
I’ve documented what a typical day is for us in photographs. I hope this will put the question, “What do you do all day?” to rest.