Just so you know, the alternate title of this post is “When Life Throws You A Curveball And You Just HAVE To Swing.”
So remember last week when I waxed poetically about my quiet week in England? Well, the calmness continued as I checked out a couple more castles in the southern UK – Sissinghurst and Hastings, namely – and then I received a surprise text. A job. An offer. A chance to go back to work for two months doing something exciting and new……..
Well, you can guess what my answer was. Within 24 hours I was on a plane headed across the Atlantic, back to Los Angeles, where I had my first ranch dressing since December (God I miss it) and then hopped on another plane across the Pacific.
And now I sit here in my hotel room, in Fiji, preparing for what will be a full-on two months of hard work. And I couldn’t be more excited. Ironically, I’d been considering going back to work for a while now, just to break up the year, give my bank account a good boost and pull me out of my own head, which you can get stuck in when traveling alone for six months. And I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to do so – its an adventurous and creative job that fits me well.
So I hope you don’t mind if I fill this blog with photos of gorgeous beaches, jungle adventures and (hopefully, if I have time!) some amazing diving photos and videos for the next two months. Because it’s happening.
The universe is really great sometimes.