Last month in Australia, I sent an e-mail updating my readers on my status and whereabouts– the first update in a long while.
I’ve been working on a few different projects and have not been as committed to blogging as I would like to be. However, I’m happy to announce that this is about to change
If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to since the last blog update & what’s to come, keep reading.
In my last e-mail, I mentioned that, after getting sick with the bends and shelling out several thousand dollars in hospital bills, I was considering flying to SE Asia where I knew my money would take me lot further.
One thing about being a highly adaptable individual is that even I never really know what I’m going to do next or where I’m going to end up. This is what keeps life exciting! I had plans & a budget to travel for about 3 months in Australia. Obviously, getting slapped with hospital bills and feeling lousy for several days caused me to re-evaluate these plans.
Still, I refused to let the decompression sickness steal my thunder. Australia was incredible!
I got to make 35 dives at The Great Barrier Reef, y’all– & most of these dives were free! (Lookout for a blog post about how I manifested this and other awesome opportunities.) I was living my 9-year-old dream and it was amazing! Even if I’m told I can never dive again because of the decompression sickness, I would never trade my experience at The Great Barrier Reef.
I spent my 30th birthday on a 3 day sailing trip around the world-famous Whitsunday Islands. Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed there & we made a day trip to the most well known spot in the island group, Whitehaven Beach. The beach is known for it’s sand– the finest sand in the entire world. The sand at Whitehaven is 98% silicon & truly magical. I spent my 30th birthday rolling in & relishing it.
Back on land & finally feeling 100% better, I made my way down to Byron Bay. I enrolled in a surf & yoga camp there, met great people, camped in a tipi, surfed & yoga-ed everyday for 5 days, & flew back to the states with a killer tan!
So what’s next for me now that I’m back in Texas?
Southeast Asia is still a future dream of mine. However, after an unsettling experience with decompression sickness and careful consideration of risks vs. benefits, I decided that Texas is where I needed to be right now.
I’m still in the process of applying for a pharmacy license in the State of Alaska. This process is lengthy & complicated, with a lot of waiting involved. Soon, I’ll be hitting the books again to study for the licensing exam. In the meantime, I’ll be doing a lot of writing/blogging, celebrating one of my best friend’s upcoming marriages, catching up with friends & family, & readjusting to life in the U.S.
I don’t know exactly where life will take me in the next few months, but I’m hoping to move up to Alaska in the next few weeks. For now, I am patiently waiting, still relying heavily on my internal adaptability, & learning to lean into my faith that everything eventually comes together as it’s supposed to.
I am also committing myself to publishing one blog post per week, so you can look forward to hearing a lot more from me in the near future.