It's been nearly a month since my last post. January has been spent exploring, meeting new people and enjoying a good read moreso than on the internet-- and, for that, I am very happy:
I have walked the streets of the Big Easy, laid on the beach in Costa Maya, waded in the waterfalls of Guatemala and zip-lined through the rainforest canopy of Belize. I have begun to reading the great Lord of the Rings trilogy after avoiding it for so long for fear of length and being disappointed with the work after so much hype. My hope for obtaining a job is back on the rise and I'm learning to accept the fact that I am poor and happy. I am fulfilling my promise to myself to eat healthy and local foods whenever possible by plotting my own backyard kitchen garden (eggplant seeds are in the dirt). I have to remind myself that it isn't even February yet, because I'm itching for Spring.
Yes, I am very, very happy.