November is a wet month on the island of Koh Samui. Every day we seem to get at least one tropical downpour, usually from a dark cloud that quickly approaches from sea bringing wind and heavy rain for several minutes to an hour at a time. A lot of tourists don’t like this type of weather, but I love it. I love the changes in cloud formations; I love the energy from the storms; I love the sound of the rain pounding on the sea; I love the tropics, and with the tropics there is always rain.
Actually it is great weather for being inside and working on a computer, which is exactly what I’ve been doing the last 2 weeks. Finally, yes it’s really true this time, finally I am working on the re-design of the website. It is a lot of work, and I am learning 3 new programs this time around, but I am up for the mental challenge. I have wanted to start this project for so long, but just couldn’t find the inspiration to get going. Then suddenly one day here my creative kundalini just opened from the heavens and the ideas have been flowing ever since. I am really excited about getting the site fully operational again. I know it’s been malfunctioning for quite awhile, and I am sorry for the inconvenience of it all. If there is anyone out there who is an expert in my sql, php or coldfusion and wants to donate some time to a good cause, let me know! I can always repay you in Chinese Cupping treatments, Reiki sessions, long-distance hiking training, traveling advice or even general body, mind and spirit coaching. Your choice! And if that doesn’t interest you, I can buy you a beer, or better yet, a healthy fresh juice. Any takers??
It can be hard to find a balance when you take on a project like a website. I tend to get totally engulfed into the work and lose all perspective of time. This original site I did in just a few weeks time before I left on my travels five years ago. I barely slept at all during those weeks in a desperate attempt to get the site live before I left. When I finally got on my plane leaving JFK airport, I collapsed into a catatonic sleep for 16 hours and did not even wake up at all before the plane landed in Seoul.
This time around I am determined to find a better balance for myself. A friend said to me the other day, ‘you know, you need to have a real balance in your life. At home most people work from 9 to 5 and then go out on Saturday night. You should really be doing that here.’ Well, I must admit that I’ve never been a big fan of the 9 to 5 life. I’m not into turning on my creativity at 9am sharp and turning it off promptly 8 hours later. If I am in a working vibe, my ’9 to 5′ may be 7am to 11pm or 12 to 12. I’ve never been into the whole going out on Saturday night either really. I prefer to go out when I feel like it, whatever night that may be, and I am perfectly happy to stay in and read on my ‘Saturday’ night. I stopped living by those rules and regulations a long time ago. But I do want to have a bit of balance and not burn out completely from this project, so I am making an effort to socialize a bit; otherwise I know I will completely lock myself away until the work is done.
The whole purpose of this all of course is to be able to share my stories with the world. Stories about the most interesting people I’ve met, people who are much more interesting than me by far, stories of inspiration and motivation, stories of physical achievement, emotional struggle, individual courage, mental challenge, cultural enlightenment, stories of dreams and goals, stories of human kindness, generosity and love for one another. And not only that but I’ve had a lot of pretty damned funny things happen too! So please stay tuned and be sure to have a full read of the new site. You won’t be disappointed!
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