Oh man has this trip been one of GROWTH. I almost need a break from it all! I’m getting so overwhelmed! Each and every day brings about somethign new to reflect upon and learn from. Everyone seems to be a teacher. Or is it beacuse I am ready to finally be a student of life??
My biggest lesson I am learning at this moment is to DO WHAT I WANT. I am a caring, compassionate person who originally thought that it was a ‘nice and caring’ thing to accomodate for other people. Wrong. Melissa and I have discovered a clash in personalities when I do this. It’s weird, because we live together and this has never come up. We both noticed things in each other that were starting to get to us. We had to have a good convo yesterday on the beach to talk it out. Thank goodness for that akward conversation becuase today was SO MUCH BETTER. We are able to laugh about things that piss us off about one anther, AND are able to help each other through it. What a relief! Refreshing.
I originally was going through life often accomdating to everyone in order to ‘make them happy’. I believed that this was a good way to make each situation smooth. Not the case. I’ve learned through Melissa’s help to say “I want to do such and such”, and “I’m going to do this, do you want to come?”. It sounds so simple, but for someone who’s never really spoken up, or felt that I REALLY did want to do things my way, it felt weird. I felt that I had to re-learn how to live. No joke. It was an empty, scary feeling at first. I admit I wanted to run away. I didn’t realize that there are things I REALLY want to do. This sounds crazy writing it. But I have always just gone with the flow because I thought I didn’t care what I do. Today, in saying what I wanted to do, it felt good. I realized that YES I do want certain things, and I’m going to start making it happen.
It hurts when we hear the truth sometimes, but it takes a couragous person to tell the truth. So I’m grateful for my friends who are honest with me. I want to learn. I want to grow. I want to become a better person. We have thanked each other for pointing things out that weren’t too pleasant or easy to say. It was akward and hard, but without communication life would be fake. I want a REAL life. I want truth. So I choose to live it. Thank you Mel!
Today we had breakfast at the most amazing place I think I’ve ever been. There’s a place like this in Greece called the ‘Karma Lounge’ that I remember I loved on the island of Ios. I would go back to that place just for the atmosphere of this one cafe. Samudra is this place in Dunsborough, WA. I hope to be able to post some pictures. W-O-W. It just feels like home. Organic everything, yoga, surfboards, VW van as the counter for the kitchen, buddhas, books, good people, yoga clothing, jewellry, plants, wooden everything, TOFINO. It feels like a beautiful spot in Tofino. We are staying here for one week, and a lot of that has to do with this beautiful place.
This whole town is wonderful. We drove to Margaret River today (about a 20 minute drive south). Beautiful. It was a little taste of the Kelowna wineries mixed with the town and scenaries of Victoria and Gabriola Island. We both would come back here. I REALLY recommend this place! It’s so relaxing! And beautiful! We even found a tree with a heart on it. Of course we stopped to take some pics! I’m still looking for a kangaroo. I found out where they hide out at sun rise and sun set, so hopefully in the next couuple of days I will be hijacking one and going for a ride!
I have to share part of an email that Mandy sent me today. It’s perfect for starting off the year positively and confidently. Boldly. Knowing where you’re headed. Here goes: