I’ve finally left Peru and the Huanchaco bubble. It wasn’t easy, and I over stayed my visa resulting in a small fine!
After volunteering since December and living in shared spaces with many weird and wonderful people, my whole entire being is screaming out for some alone time to do nothing but ‘be’.
So that’s what’s happening. I found a little house on Airbnb in Playa del Carmen near Cancun in Mexico. There’s a pool, the beach is close, and I’m alone.
You learn so much about yourself through travel and learning to listen to myself was one of the hardest things for me to realise. I’m getting there. We all learn every damn day.
With all this alone time and ‘being’ comes a lot of thinking.
Thinking about what my next goal is, after achieving the goal of not having to work so I can travel full time, and enjoying that beautiful freedom for over 8 months, I now realise I need a new purpose.
The happiness of pursuit.
I always thought I was happiest doing nothing. When I worked full time and had a billion hobbies I would savour those Sunday mornings snuggled up in my duvet knowing I didn’t have to do a damn thing that day. But the appreciation is lost when you can (potentially) have a Sunday everyday.
Don’t get me wrong, I am absolutely in love with my life and super grateful that I have this luxury.
It’s just helped me realise that I do need something to keep me occupied. Like a small child with some plasticine!