Monday, September 23, 2013

"This, too, shall pass"

I had a reader of mine reach out to me because she could tell, from the tone of my posts in the past 9 or 10 months, that I'd been feeling kind of bummed out. 

Other people have asked why I don't post as much as I used to and/or encouraged me to get back into it.

I felt totally.... comforted, I guess, that so many people- so many strangers, would offer such kindness and support- I appreciate it more than you know.

That being said, and without giving out all kinds of personal information, I just want to share a few things that I'm (finally) looking forward to :)

- Getting off the island for a few weeks.
Seriously, one of the reasons I don't post as much as I used to is because- even though I love San Pedro and think it's an excellent place to spend a vacation, I find it a little bit boring to live here for months at a time, and I'm super stoked that I'll be back in the States for a few weeks.

- Visiting Playa del Carmen
I've never been to friggin Mexico! Well, I went once, for, like, an hour, but that doesn't count. 
I'll be spending three nights in Playa on my way back to the States, and, possibly, two nights in Tulum on my way back to Belize 

- Seeing family and friends
Well, duh- it's been a year and a half since I've seen almost everyone- I just need to see some old, familiar faces and get some hugs and I'll feel better instantly 

- Food
Moms homemade lasagna, Philly cheesesteaks, sushi any day of the week...

- Deciduous trees
East coast fall foliage. Just gorgeous. 

- The new job
I don't start training until November- but I'm super, ridiculously excited to be starting a new job.... on a BOAT! 

Well I think that's most of it- and it's plenty to help get me through the rest of this (mostly) horrible year :)

It's weird to me to write a post that doesn't include any pictures.... So I'm throwing in a few, random, pretty ones that I've taken recently....


  1. I really hope you enjoy your time in the US, Carrie -- it sounds like you will! And Mexico, which we love. After living in San Pedro for over 18 months, I can totally relate to what you say about being bored at times. No one could believe that we could get bored in such a beautiful place, but it's entirely possible. We craved a change of scenery so bad and missed things we couldn't do, get, or have on the island -- yes, things like fall foliage and crisp air! And family, of course. I guess that's what island fever is all about. I was so excited to enjoy simple pleasures like blueberries and the scent of roses again in the US! Before we moved to the island, I couldn't imagine ever getting tired of it. Hope your trip does wonders for your spirit, and your new job sounds promising too -- looking forward to a blog post about it!

  2. enjoy home...home is always home:) what boat?

  3. Hi Carrie, I was at Cave's Branch the same time you were! I'm importing some goats with Ian and he was showing me around and I took the Cheesemaking class. As you were leaving the dining area that night I happened to glimpse you from the back and thought to myself, "that could be Carrie", but it didn't really occur to me that it was really you! How funny is that? I'm glad you have some fun things on the horizon and am glad you get to visit home and family. I'll be back in San Pedro by November 1...for good. Looking forward to seeing you around SP.