Before we go anywhere else, check out my shop on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SeaGlassBelize
I've been making my own sea glass jewelry over the past few weeks, and after seeing how many loans I need to pay when I return to America, I figured the time was right for selling. If you see anything you like, let me know. Perhaps we can work out a blog discount. Send it along to your friends and family. The summer is a great time for sea glass jewelry.
That's my sale's pitch, so onward!
I distinctly remember last year titling a blog post April Come She Will, after the Simon and Garfunkel song. I almost did it again. Looking back, it's funny how little has changed. In that post, I lamented at the heat (it was about 95 yesterday), pondered the Easter break (what shall I do with the rest of my day?), and recapped a successful Sports Day (on Friday the Hummingbird house barely beat out Blue Jays for the championship).
However, things have changed. It is now April, which is before May, which comes prior to June. Bravo, Jeremy, you say. You've learned your months. Yes, I have. But June is when I depart from lovely Belize and return to America. I often tell myself it's too early to think about that, but when is it ok? The problem with dwelling too much on the future is you lose the present. It's the case with any person, anywhere. Be where you are, when you are, and you'll be happier. Unless you're being pried for information by an intelligence agency. Then it might be better to think of better times.
It will be a challenge for me to continuously stay present to Belize and Punta Gorda. It's a great place, but I'll be leaving soon. I have loans to pay. This summer I'll be working at my old stomping ground, Camp Lyndon. I'm looking forward to seeing friends and family. They're not things I can forget about or dismiss. However, I just need to accept those feelings and remember where I am.
Yesterday I went for a walk down to the water. It's a short stroll, perhaps ten minutes if I'm meandering as I do. On the way, I passed a number of homes of my students, who would shout, "Mr. Shea!" at me. It's nice to feel loved, or at least recognized. It was hot, but a nice breeze was blowing. The water felt nice as I walked in it along the coast. I didn't have any plans or commitments. It's vacation! An hour later I returned and showered and sat on the veranda, my laundry flapping in the windy sunlight.
All in all, life is good here right now. Yes, there are some stresses and worries, but such is life.
I hope you have a lovely Easter holiday, buy lots of sea glass jewelry, and enjoy work and play and friends and family.
Until next time.