Saturday, February 1, 2014

New Beginnings

Yesterday was my final day at work and even though I will miss some people, I am happy that this particular chapter in my life has come to an end and a new chapter is about to begin. I am really looking forward to what awaits me and I have this strong feeling that everything will work out just fine.

I bought my ticket already and I will be heading out on March 7th, it's official y'all! so what will I be doing for the whole month of February? I will for sure not be sitting on my butt at home counting days till departure, I will be tying any loose ends to make sure I leave my affairs in order and I will be doing a side gig to make money in the mean time.

I have been doing this side gig for years now and it pays decent money.......traveling is an expensive hobby, I had to fund it somehow. So since I will have free time in February, I figured why not make money until I leave the country right? besides, the hours are pretty good, there is no long term commitment, it's very stress free and it will not get in the way of my preparations at all. What can I say, I never hesitate to take any opportunity to earn some money.

I finally got my passport back with 48 new pages added on. There was no sophistication in how those pages were added to my passport, you can clearly see where they stuck the new pages. It's actually funny but who cares about aesthetics, I got enough pages to spare for new stamps from all the amazing places I plan to visit. I also got my renewed driver's license so that's another item off my "to do" list.

My accommodation in Colombia is all set, I will have a lovely room mate that I met through a friend and to make matters better she is Colombian so she will show me the ropes and help me with my Spanish. Since I plan to spend about 3 months in Colombia, I am glad I will get to live with a local and immerse myself in the culture.

I found a buyer interested in my car and I am glad my car will end up with someone I actually know. I really love my car but it's got to go. We were able to strike a deal that I get to continue driving the car until I am about to leave then I can transfer the ownership. This works out perfect for me!

So far things are falling into place very well and I hope they continue to do so. I keep thinking of one of my favorite lines from Paulo Coehlo's book, The Alchemist.  "when you want something all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it." I think Paulo Coehlo is onto to something here because the universe sure is my best friend right now.

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