Time-Management in the Caribbean….is a nice problem to have.
On New Year’s Eve, I felt cold. I got my first goose bumps since arriving in Grenada three months ago.
How arresting it was, on this mildly chilly night (and by “chilly” I mean 20+ degrees Celsius), to realize that this was the first time I’d even contemplated what “cold” was since arriving.
This whole “winter in the Caribbean” thing is pretty sweet.
So, I’m staying.
In two days’ time, I’ll be flying from Grenada to St Martin where I’ll meet up with some newly acquainted friends to test out my sea legs with a month aboard a sailboat. The captain even has a parrot….I can just hear it now: “*squawk*! Nora just puked again! *squawk*”!
After that, I’m not sure what will happen, but possibilities like salsa in Cuba and yoga in Bahamas are both alluring and percolating. By the end of March, I’ll return in Grenada (yes, I love it here that much), to resume my house-sitting position for a further few months.
So in my plight to travel slowly and “LIVE” around the world (as opposed to simply passing through), I’ll be spending (at least) nine months in the Caribbean. What a privilege and a treat, to even temporarily refer to this idyllic place that is the breeding ground for world-wide visions of “paradise”… as “home”.
For those who are preparing for the world to end this year, here’s a little numerology to get you going: As I was driving along the other day, my eyes glanced at the odometer (something they never do). Just at that moment, it was rolling over to 212,000…..on the eve of 2012.
How cool is that?!
Okay, maybe not that cool. But these articles below are! Check ’em out!
If you want to be happy with your work-life balance, you might be surprised to discover it’s about much more than just time-management.
Profiles & Shout-Outs
I’m pleased that an article I wrote for Wise Bread about 100 Ways to Change your Life years ago (and one that has remained among Wise Bread’s top articles) inspired a post by Amy Gutman over at the Huffington Post. She has a nice take on the exercise by putting a different spin on New Year’s Resolutions.
And Jenny Kerr, a columnist for GoBankingRates wrote an intriguing post about retiring abroad, and about less conventional retirement lifestyles. Although I’m not technically “retired”, I do live out the retirement dreams of many….so my lifestyle was profiled for the article. Check it out!