After being in the United States for a week I feel like it’s such a culture shock, yet so comfortable at the same time. I feel a little bit like the Olympic flame that is getting passed from friends to friends which I love.
It’s that old saying of when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. For me, it was when you hit the ground with the side of your ankle really bloody hard, it’s time to start accepting the help that’s offered to you on your journey back to Pai and then to the states.
My last 10 days in Gili Air were jam-packed full of beautiful and exciting things.
I’ve had even more adventures than I could have imagined in my last few weeks in Gili Air. However, most of them haven’t been here in Gili at all. I’ve been venturing out to the mainland on both sides.
I’d like to talk about preferences. And more importantly, food preferences.
Whenever I’m out to eat, which is most nights of the week, there is inevitably one person that asks me why I choose to be vegan. It’s, really, harmless question, but it invites a long discussion about why I am choosing to put, or not put, certain foods into my body. Which is, honestly, no one’s goddamn business but my own.
My life in Gili Air has settled back on me like a cat finding its favourite place in the morning sun. It almost feels as though I never even left.
Obviously, there are some changes. The people are different. Some friends here are still the same. However, I have found myself making new, beautiful friends as well. Again, most of them are divers but there are a lot less French around me this time which means I understand a lot more of what’s going on. The French generally just speak French.
Change is a constant in life. We all know that. Our skin, hair, faces, relationships and even thoughts change. For some people, a little more quickly than others.
This constant state of change gives us permission and reminders that we should live in the present moment and enjoy what we have now. Because we know that it can all change in an instant.
I taught a really powerful yoga class the other morning. Ironically it was a power yoga class. Power yoga is a vinyasa style class with a few strengthening exercises thrown in there. I really enjoy these classes. The energy needs to be built up quite high so that everyone feels like they can push through it and get there.
A step-by-step guide on how to make some wonderful new friends whilst travelling the world and enjoying yourself.
Oh, why hello there!
I know, I know, it’s been a while between posts. But once again my excuse is that I honestly just haven’t had the time. I have had a constant stream of friends come to visit me over the past few weeks which means that I haven’t found myself alone at all.