We have settled in.
14 weeks later (yeah, I know I just told you last week that we were “settling down”, funny how blog time goes by so fast).
Bill works in the yard. Everyday. It was fun at first. Seeing the fruits of his labor. Not a weed to be had. Plants growing vigorously. The old looks new and fresh.
I fixed up the house, painted furniture and walls – took Photoshop lessons galore, painted with watercolors, snapped a few photos and even started Spanish lessons again.
And here’s the rub.
Everyday – did you hear me? Bill works in the yard everyday! Minus the few days that our friends came to visit and pulled us in another direction. My routine has become a routine. A routine!
The long and the short of it …
We fly home in 1 week – have the next 2 1/2 months in the States jam packed – head back to Baja for a few weeks and THEN…
off to Tierra del Fuego. South America. A one way ticket!
There’s a whole continent to explore!!!
So much for settling down.
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins