I have been thoroughly enjoying the sunshine the past few days. Warm weather in January is such a luxury.
I got my hair done. I went golfing. I’ve been working a lot – which will be true anywhere that I go, I am striking a balance though. It’s 1/2 work and 1/2 play. At least that’s what I’ve promised myself. I don’t want to work quite so much. I want to enjoy life.
I met some really nice people the other night when I took myself on a solo date. A group of twenty-somethings saw me sitting alone and decided that wasn’t allowed and that they were going to take me under their wing. When they heard I was Canadian, they decided I had to be their new best friend. I’m about ten years older than they are, and when I told them that, they made a joke about me being decrepit. We had fun, though. It’s nice to meet kind strangers when you’re travelling – especially alone.
This week, my goal is to not get a sunburn. Which, when you’re a pasty white girl like I am, is easier said than done. I need SPF 1,000. Can someone hook me up? It’s amazing what a little sunshine in the deepest, darkest days of winter can do for one’s soul.
The one thing that I will say about travelling is that I really enjoy travelling with someone. I wish that I had someone to come with me for all of these experiences. Whether a friend or SO, it would just be nice if someone automatically knew the story, because they experienced it too. You know?
Until I find someone who wants to wander the world with me, I’ll be taking solo-dates and hoping kind strangers find me and take me under their wing.
Until next time.