Expat, former and somewhat current adventurer, and former a lot of things 🙂
Former: fitness enthusiast, athlete, and artist, and devotee at my former job. Currently: a little bit of a writer on a road to self discovery and self healing in the Dominican Republic, and oh, did I mention, disabled (grrr I hate that word and everything that goes with it but unfortunately, the fact remains). Flat on my back, this, I can do for bursts of time! Cherish those pain-free days where I can move better and breathe!
This blog contains a lot of writing spanning greater than a 15 year history with the poetry & musings, and a 7 year history with the Dominican Republic. Walking is good for me, and thus, I get out with a little pocket camera (sometimes the Nikon) and ideas, and return home to blog away. I love accidentally discovering the next blog, such as “In Search of Trujillo.” I confess that some of the posts are about past experience, but you can certainly tell which are current events and I have 1000’s of foto’s to draw from, from the past 5 years as well as current fotos.
Do I love it here? My feelings flow both ways. This is a developing country, I live in ghetto-like situation but my immediate hood is good, except for a couple shootings and murders of two acquaintances February and April of 2013. For me, this is existing, this is not paradise, only living and survival. But, I love my peoples here, my neighbours are awesome. I have been a loner all my life, but a sociable one. HEY, where I come from, we as a rule don’t even know our neighbours. Soooooo, not speaking a whole lot of Spanish is ok for me and I am slowly learning. Am I lonely, nope! I lived in isolation in my home country at one point for about 10 years. I’m a thinker, my brain is always working, jejeje, sometimes it’s just plain trying to remember something, or someone’s name. This, is a cakewalk, and friendships, good friendships are slow in coming, but hopefully, those will last.
My love of this country and its peoples has lead me on some amazing adventures. I am blessed to be here.
Life’s experiences cause me to see the world a little differently than most. Whether right or wrong, my opinions and my experiences are my own. Unless listed otherwise, all materials contained within are my copyright. I remain in waiting for the writer’s “dream job” offer … lol C’mon big guys … give a girl a break! Enjoy!
A big round of applause, and a huge thank you to all my loyal followers, and to you future followers as well!
Where common sense ends, the Dominican Republic begins!
Journey with me while I continue to discover.
Listen to the palms…
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