Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu
Shangri-La Kota Kinabalu

The view from our room

 
So here we are at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo.

A bit of an upmarket start to the entire trip which is nice.

6 days here and then onward to a B&B in the jungle at Sepilok, followed by another B&B close to where we’ll head out diving around the Sipadan Islands. (Hoping to catch a glimpse of a hammerhead or two!)

Unfortunately we are a bit of a way out from the centre of Kota Kinabalu, where all the mosques, markets & monuments are, but am sure we’ll venture into town for a day of exploration after a couple of days of enjoying the very pleasant surroundings here!

I don’t know about you, but I can only do a couple of days laying about not doing much before I get very itchy feet and need to get about seeing some of the country I’m in!

However, the whole rest & relax thing does allow me to read a lot which I love and so today I read ‘The War of Art’ by Steven Pressfield.

It’s only a short book, took about 90 minutes to read.

I loved the first 2 ‘books’ (the book is split into what he calls 3 books – in other words 3 sections, each one covering a slightly different theme).

The 3rd ‘book’ was a little too ‘divine’ for me, although I do agree that the universe works in mysterious ways.

I hate to say but the first book resonated the most with me only because I can relate to so much of it.

I’m knocking on 50’s door in a few short years and although I have lived and am living an amazing life, I have definitely fallen short on a few of my dreams and agree wholeheartedly that my own inner demons are to blame!

So how do we overcome our inner demons? Give the book a read and see what Steven Pressfield has to say about it.

In the meantime I’m off to read ‘Turning Pro’ his next non fiction creation. I’ll let you know how that goes.

Happy Sunday! 🙂