Here goes nothing, or everything? Ive never been a writer, but it couldn’t hurt to try. At least ill have something to look back on, right? Moving a place I had never been to before sounded crazy, even to me. I was in a place in my life however that wasn’t healthy for anyone to be in. I had to get out…I had to escape. But how? I took a step back to look at my life as a whole for a moment and realized that the only things keeping me rooted to my hometown were material things, and a job. I don’t know what made me do it, I suppose being in the dark place I was living in gave me the courage to jump. But fuck did i jump. I quit my job, packed one suitcase, and booked a plane ticket for 9am. I couldn’t wait, when you see the window open to the rest of your life, you want it to start the second you see the light.
It’s funny, I didn’t expect to ever end up in St. Thomas. The main reason I chose it was because I knew it was still U.S. Territory and it had a main airport. There had to be civilization, right? Living on a beach a few nights, couchsurfing the others, being completely content with myself on my own in a foreign place. Who was I? I felt like I literally landed on this rock with nothing else but the desire to do better..to be better.
The first week was the hardest. I was terrified, hitchhiking to get around, applying for jobs and looking for a place to live. I tell you what, in the first three weeks being on island, I learned more about myself than I have in years. I.am.capable.
Looking back now, 9 months later. I see it. I went from backpacking/homeless to an incredible apartment, one of the best jobs on island and a car to get me anywhere. This realization is just the beginning of a wonderful life to come. I crave the unknown. I plan to travel, taking a lesson from each place I have the pleasure to be shaped by. This will be my story. It will have ups, it will have downs. But I hope to write about my journey in hopes to influence others to do the same. The world is my playground, time to play.
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I love this! SO glad you are writing about your adventure! Let me know if you’d like to write a little something for The Tangerine Desert Adventure Page. I’d love to showcase your life in St.Thomas and It may drive some good traffic to your site! You are super inspiring. Keep it up 🙂 xo
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Hello, I have been thinking about doing the same and I have couple question. Would you send me and email so we can have a little chat? my email is firstname.lastname@example.org I also enjoy spearfishing and we use the same speargun ! Cheers