When I first set out to write this post, it was to be about certain luxuries from back home that I have missed whilst travelling. Some of these can be quite obvious, from family meals to pieces of clothing (such as my suits). However, the more I thought about it, the more I found that one element dominated my thoughts over every else.
See, whilst I do indeed miss several things, I find it is the absence of my dual screen set-up that I miss the most. More often that not, this comes upon me whilst either wanting to write a blog post or edit photos.
Unfortunately, I am someone who – unless overcome in the moment – requires a constant distraction whilst I work. Whether it be music, a film, or a TV show, I find I often work better with something happening in the background. My favourite is either a film or TV show because whilst it is simultaneously a visual and auditory distraction, it provides me with a single point of focus, whereas with music I find my head kind of flitting all over the place.
That’s why being able to dual screen whilst either blogging or photo editing felt like a match made in heaven to me. By extending my display, I have the ability to watch anything I want thanks to streaming sites and websites like Netflix. In fact, my dream situation would probably to look into having three screens running together, because I often need to look things up and, currently, I am doing that on either my phone or another tab. A third screen though, on the right-hand side of my previously worked dual screen set-up, would mean I could use that instead. A most perfectly beautiful little workstation from which I can do what I need to do.
I can picture it now even. A nice desk, room for a writing pad and pen, maybe even a mini fridge or a side-table with some spirit and cut glass tumblers.
Anyway, I digress. I guess it is because today is the first time since leaving England back in November that I have been able to truly dual screen using my laptop. It really is wonderful being able to do so again, and definitely reinforces the fact that it is top of the list of luxuries from back home that I miss.