It’s been a while since I’ve posted last. I have officially moved into my apartment in Costa Rica. I really love my apartment It is a cute little studio with everything I need half way between work and the beach. It is a great feeling to live somewhere alone. I will be an adjustment for me to live alone since I have always lived with other people. I am excited and scared all at the same time. There is so much to figure out and explore in the town and with myself. Figuring out how to be with myself in a place where I am not comfortable is what this year will be about. It’s next step to my journey of self-discovery.
One of the things I am finding out about myself is that I am more of an introvert than I used to be. I am used to not having a care in the world about who I meet and who they are. I would just talk to anyone and everyone. I am noticing that I don’t want to put myself out there like I used to. This is something that I am just watching and seeing where it takes me too. There is a reason I am not as outgoing as I used to be. Since I am in a new place, I need to make friends and meet people who can help me navigate this town and country.
I am loving living near the ocean. It is such an amazing and wonderful place to be. I have a Canadian couple as neighbors for the next month. They are amazing and so friendly. I went with them to the beach today. They took me the way they walk to the beach and to a good restaurant that has amazing fish tacos. It is just so calming and peaceful to be near the beach. The life style is laid back. It will be a learning experience this year.
I have a month to figure out the bus system and other options I may have to get to work everyday. I am excited to start working at the school. I am looking forward to the structure that comes along with working 7:30-3:30 during the week. I am nervous because the last time I taught second grade it didn’t go so well. I have some learning to do when it comes to being a teacher.
This year is about growth and understanding myself. I ask you to do one thing this week that puts you outside your comfort zone. One thing that helps you grow or understand yourself in a way you never thought. It’s a wonderful experience to see yourself grow.