It’s officially been nine months since moving to St. Lucia and although I had plans to more regularly update my blog, things have just gotten away from me. Many friends and family think that I’m on the massively long vacation while here and although I like to say we vacation hard on the weekends, it hasn’t been much of what I would call a vacation. Truth is, I’m living on an island surrounded by beautiful blue water, amazing views of the Pitons and great weather year around, but being here has had it’s fair share of ups and downs. As I reflect back on the last 9 months of being here, I’ve learned a number of things about myself, life, my career, family and friends and what I’m looking forward to in the coming months.
When you are on a island like this, you quickly realize that you end up doing the same things over and over again. Granted, there are always new people and conversations to do those things with that help break up the monotony of these activities, but I’m itching to get out a bit more and “explore”. I’ve decided that I’m going to travel to a few other islands before my time here is up. I’ve already booked a trip to Barbados and I’m looking at hitting up Antigua as well. Thankfully there are two airports on the island and the smaller airport is closer to us which is also were I can catch the inner-island flights to get me around. More to post after those trips have happened.
I’ve recently moved back into my own place. I had to make a move a few months ago when my company sent a married couple down here to being working with us. Now that a fellow co-worker has left the island, I took over her old place. It’s been riddled with problems since I moved in but thankful they have all been taken care of.
If you’ve read through some of my previous posts in the past, you would see that I love me some TV. It’s been hard not having a DVR here. Not to mention the island doesn’t know what HDTV. We cannot find a single high definition station on the island. Netflx has completely different options for shows down here. We can get quite a few shows here that you cannot stream on Netflix back in the states. But, I’ve had a hard time getting or watching of the the regular shows I used to watch back in the US. I have even had to resort to buying season passes of Survivor on iTunes just to make sure I can keep up and catch a show I continue to love.
As my time here in St. Lucia continues to count down, I’m thankful for so many of the amazing things I have been able to see and experience so far. I’ve posted a few pics here of some of the great things over the past few months.