Monday, November 15, 2010

Learn to fly

Today marks 3 weeks that I've been back in Bali and I think I've finally settled into a daily rhythm or routine. It feels good to have a sense of order and structure back in place - loose as it may be. Truth be told, even though having absolutely nothing to do feels great, it only feels great for so long. As such, I've decided to put pen to paper and write down a few priorities that have been floating around my head for the last while. This way, you'll be able to hold me accountable :)
  • Finish my teaching course
  • Spend at least 15 minutes a day learning/reviewing Bahasa
  • Polish resume/CV
  • Work on devising a method of income (e-lance, P/T jobs etc)
  • Drink more water
Out of all these, earning a source of income is definitely the most stress inducing (no surprise there - spending $$ without any coming in isn't very fun). I'm not sure what the best course of action is yet but I'm definitely going to keep my eyes and ears open in case an opportunity arises. Who knows, my dream job may pop out of thin air and give me a job on the spot. All I know is that I have to be ready to dive in, holding nothing back. Sort of like jumping off a cliff without a parachute...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Beautiful Bali

It's funny being back in a place that you thought you knew pretty well only to realize that you either a) forgot everything or b) didn't actually know anything at all! I'm finding myself in that situation a lot lately - especially with regards to streets and getting around town. Things either look completely unfamiliar to me or I have my directions completely backwards! Hopefully a few more days riding the streets (yes, no accidents so far!) will allow me to get my bearings all sorted out.

I love being back in beautiful Bali (30+ temperatures and all) but I already miss a few things back home - like Vancouver water! Also, one thing that I've noticed is how startlingly quiet it is compared to a few months ago - a lot less tourists on the street which isn't a bad thing at all.

I haven't taken out my camera yet so I don't have anything to show for the last couple of days. We're going to check out Sanur this weekend so hopefully I'll be able to share some pics then. Oh, I also have internet set up on my phone so feel free to send me an email - I love receiving them :)