Well that’s today, and I’m not letting it end! Some of the pleasures were simple, but very meaningful to me:
- a plethora of ergonomic work stations at my disposal;
- the fastest internet I’ve had in 7 months of travel;
- privacy (a luxury when you’re almost always in a dorm room);
- healthy, crazy delicious, affordable vegetarian food, including deliciously ripe pineapple;
- as much free drinking water I as I wanted (with the option for cucumber water!);
- and fresh air and sunlight!
I started my day by tending to my responsibilities. It felt good to focus and be productive:
- took care of some lingering business which lightened/freed up my mind;
- filed my taxes and for the first time in years I’m getting a refund – and it’s a big one;
- organized my files and cleared out my inbox;
- tended to my finances, uncovering a forgotten $1800 dollars in the process;
- successfully got my insurance to cover my camera repair even though they could have denied it as they don’t typically cover items purchased outside of the US;
- and purchased a ticket to Thailand for 50% less than it’s been listed for the past several months.
But even better than all that:
- I had a deep conversation with my dad about the purpose of life, and closer to him than ever before which I didn’t think was possible;
- researched books that will inspire me for the next decade, and bring me closer to the person I want to be;
- cried so many happy tears;
- and had stimulating conversation with a like-minded person.
I ended the day with a glass of Chardonnay, which I sipped while cooking a brown rice and lentil curry dish, and watched a cheesy but old favourite good-feel movie, What Seems May Come (it’s got Robbin Williams, what else do you need to know). And soon, I get to Skype with my Maman!