Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I'm in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico looking at real estate listings for place to start a hostel.

How did I get here?

Well, I rode my bicycle.

That's not really what I was getting at, but its a cool answer so I'll allow it.

I really wanted to make a post on Mayan Families.  A reflection on everything I did and learned, the people and the places and what I ultimately came away with, but I never got around to it.  I haven't gotten around to lot of things.  The only thing I seem to have gotten around to is Puerto Escondido, that was more of a last minute impulse than a conscious objective.

I'm torn between looking back and moving forward.  It took nearly 4 weeks and 1000km in the saddle to get me far enough out of this funk to begin putting words to a page again and all the willpower I can muster to refrain from my tired refrain about how disappointed I am in myself.

Mayan Families is great.  A bunch of great people doing a really great thing. Helping those in need. I couldn't really get engaged. Completely my problem.Too self-involved and anxious. Trying too hard at the wrong things, not trying hard enough with the important ones. Story of my life?  Don't go there.

Parents Visited. Sharayah visited. Several flings. Made a best friend and promptly dumped him without a word because he was stealing from me. Story of my life?

Did 0 writing, little to no photography/video, spiritual growth? unaccounted for.

Won at least 34 arguments on reddit. Lost 7.  total time averaged at least 8 hours/day.  That's a full-time job.  Conquered the world 8 times in Civ 5. Twice on "King" difficulty.  Finished all 5 books of a Song of Ice and Fire. Watched first two season of 'Girls'  Watched 4 more episodes of Vikings than any decent person should ever have to suffer.

Went through 3 more phones, 1 wireless card, 2 external harddrives, 3 towels, 5 v-neck t's, 1 beloved hoody, 2 bungee-chords, 2 bike tires and 4 tire tubes, innumerable flash disks, 4 bottles of sunscreen, 2 bottles of aloevera, 38 liters of gatorade, 174 liters of water, 20 liters of coca-cola, 16 liters of Fresca, 65 lbs of beans, 59 lbs of eggs, 102 lbs of tortillas, 60lbs of unidentified meat, 3.5 lbs of chewed finger-nails.

87 items checked off a list.  1,627 stale resolutions.

27 friends added to facebook. 2 still in contact.