It feels like I’ve been trying to draft this blog post for the last three months. I thought maintaining this blog would be an easy way to stay in touch with friends and family. And although there have been no shortage of things to report, I’ve been at a lost for words in how to do so.
Kate’s right the “rubbish report” was never the right name for this endeavor though somehow in the absence of trash I have found myself sorting through my own fair share of life and yes even love.
To put things into perspective being thrown into this internship less than a month after graduating was a whirlwind to say the least. Saying goodbye to such amazing friends in Halifax (not to mention the city itself) was a hard pill to swallow, trying to reconnect with friends and family in a two week span back on the island was even tougher. As much as I love pushing my own boundaries and finding new jobs and opportunities in new places it never gets any easier to say goodbye to the people you undoubtedly leave behind. I’ll be the first to attempt that I’m not very skilled at maintaining personal relationships, it’s a character flaw. I’m working on it.
With less than two weeks to go, the future seems wide open. I’m not sure if I’ve found myself in a state of contentment or the onset of depression… surprisingly its hard to tell. I am so thankful to have gotten this job. This position has pushed me in so many ways I never could have imagined and I am extremely grateful. It hasn’t always been easy but at the end of the day I can’t imagine being anywhere else right now.
So once again I want to wrap up with a list of things I’m grateful for, in no particular order:
· Sunrises: whether enjoyed while sipping a cup of coffee on the deserted beach or in the background during a quick morning run, I think I could get used to actually seeing the sunrise on a weekly basis.
· Sunsets: probably my favourite time of day in San Juan as the beach and surf is flooded with such beautiful light. After a long day stuck in the office nothing clears my head like a walk along the beach at dusk… Perfection!
· Surfers: yes its true I love surfers. And I’m not just saying that because I’ve been spending the last three months with one in particular. There is something about surfing that just makes sense to me. I think it takes a certain type of person to really love surfing. It’s athletic no doubt and requires lots of strength but it also requires a lot of patience, it’s a sport that can’t be rushed and sometimes you just have to wait it out, and hope that the ocean is on your side that day. My only regret is that I wish I had found more time to practice.
· Kate: I don’t know where I would be with out her. Our relationship hasn’t always been easy, and our differences have at times undoubtedly clashed but at the end of the day I have nothing but love and appreciation for the amazing, beautiful, dedicated person she is. I don’t think I have ever met someone filled with so much passion and desire. Kate I have no doubt you will find a way to “follow your dreams”!