Friday, August 17, 2018

Not a fun post....

So Kathy, my bff, paid for another year of hosting for my blog!
That’s the good news.

The bad news is, this is why I’m writing today:
I need some help - and I HATE having to ask for it

Maybe I’ll write the whole story some day - but I’m definitely not ready for that yet. I think a lot of other things need to be written, too. There are a lot of dark secrets in and about Belize that no one seems to talk about...

Thank you to everyone who has contributed already - wether it was a monetary donation or by sharing my story - it means so, so much to me ❤️


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

My Island Life... In Pictures

My Island Life... In Pictures.
Now THAT is what this blog should be named! 

Current view

Sunset drive home from Secret Beach yesterday

Ak'bol - my favorite property on the island

From the bridge on a sunny/cloudy morning walk to work


A day at the sandbar - always a great afternoon
One of my favorite pics of my little brother - just because I love him and miss him so much. We lost him June 1 of last year and not a day goes by that I don't think about him. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

It's been two years since my last post - Do you remember me?

Hello, old friends.  It's been a while.

I'm sure I've mentioned at some point that I started this blog back in 2012 when I was living in the Stann Creek district. I just wanted to send updates to my friends back home (hence the unoriginal name) about what my days were like living in the jungle whenever I had a chance to go somewhere to get online for a bit. It seemed easier to send one group message instead of, like, ten individual emails - so I started the blog and told them about the house and the amazing views, about having to drive down to the river to fill up buckets of water and taking showers out of a solar bag hanging from a tree, about hearing howler monkeys and finding jaguar prints in the muddy driveway - oh and the driveway itself!

I don't remember who it was, but someone told me they wanted to forward one of my posts to a friend but I had it set up as a private blog, so I just made it public and shared it for them on Facebook or something. Then other people started reading it and started asking me questions and wanted to keep up with everything we were doing there.

Then... sadly, I left the property and moved off of the mainland and back onto the island towards the end of 2013. I tried to keep up with the blog for a while, but it wasn't the same. I stopped hoping on buses with nowhere in particular in mind to go. I stopped hitchhiking down the highway barefoot in the rain. I stopped growing plants and vegetables and raising chickens and goats. I stopped having anything to talk about, really. So I stopped writing.

Over the past two years, though (since my last post)  a few people have reached out to me to tell me I should get back into it - most recently I was introduced to someone who said he knew me from my blog and missed my posts.

I don't know if I will or not - I genuinely don't think there's anything interesting enough going on to tell you about in my daily life. I still take a shitload of pictures but I don't need a blog to share those (@islanddweller_ on Instagram) but I don't think anyone wants to read: "Woke up, went to work, went home, went to bed," because that's super boring, but it is an accurate account of my days...

Most of the pictures I take are from my walk to or from work 

Sooooo, since I want to write but don't have anything in particular to write about - I don't know if or when you'll hear from me again. If you have any suggestions about topics you're interested in or curious about, send me a message or leave a comment and I'll see if anything inspires me to post again. 

Until then, "Take care or yourself, and each other."