I recently checked for the first time since I started writing this blog: I have written 63 blog texts so far. Including a break last summer and over Christmas. That’s quite a lot, I think. In the beginning, it was easy to come up with new ideas every week as everything about my life on Pulau Pef was new and exciting. After a few months, I got more used to everyday life on the island, but there was still so much happening with new guests coming and going, events, staff issues, cute animals, or my problems with the Indonesian language. I wrote about feeling homesick, about teamwork in Indonesia, about how good my colleagues are at waiting, about my birthday party and about «playing the priest». About waiting for rain, education in West Papua, saying goodbye, music and singing on the island and about laughing and not worrying about tomorrow. Most weeks, it just took me a few hours of happy typing, followed by one or two checks the following day, before the new text was ready to be posted.
At the beginning of the pandemic, I also still felt I had a lot to write about. We were living so differently from the rest of the world on our little island that there was a lot to write about. And when I came home for a holiday last summer, the difference between my life in Raja Ampat during the pandemic and life back home was striking and also inspired me to a few of my texts. But now, after three months in Switzerland and life on the island also much slower, I have to admit that I sometimes struggle to find topics to write about. I try to imagine what you, my readers, might be interested in, what you would want to read about. So, I decided to put the question out there!
What are you interested in knowing?
What would you like me to write about?
What have you always wanted to know about life on the island?
Don’t hesitate to let me have your input by commenting below and I will do my best to write about it as long as the topic hasn’t already been treated in one of my previous blog posts.
And as long as the question is not «When are you going to re-open the resort?». Because, I don’t know…
I never even dreamt of working on a remote island in Indonesia, but life has a way of taking care of itself…