Trip Start Jun 24, 2006
18Trip End Aug 10, 2006
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We have met lots of Amreicans who came here and never went home. For 6 months, a year, 10. I can see the appeal, especially if surfing grabs hold of your soul. But Iīm not sure beach by day and cocktail waitress by night would satisfy me. Maybe in some short term vacation kind of way. But after a few months, I suspect a sense of purposelessness would set in.
A summer slips by, I am thinking more and more about the upcoming school year. I am both hopeful and fearful about working with the naughty kids. But, despite the trepidation, I suspect I need it looming in my mind. I certainly provides for a sense of purpose. I keeps me going, it feels important and that feeling is essential for me. As much as Ļpura vidaĻappeals to the beach lover in me, doing important and impacting work satisfies me in someway that beautiful sunsets cannot.
I suppose the real secret isnīt much of a secret at all - balance. A little of both, you know. But much like that damn surfboard proved, balance isnīt always so easy.