Living Life

two surfers

I want to take more time for myself and do some of the things that I want to do.  You know, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to save money and in the process I’ve avoided doing certain things.  I haven’t taken many vacations because I would rather cash out the PTO, plus at my job it’s kind of hard to get time off anyway; they always make you pay for it somehow.  It always sounded fun to travel the world yet I haven’t even left the USA.  Now seems like a good time to change all of that.  Enter a new and improved me.

I’m going to start taking more time to enjoy life and live in the moment. I want to go surfing and I think that’s going to be my first adventure.  Here’s why.  First, I live pretty close to places with surf; California, Costa Rica, etc.  Second, how awesome does it look?  The few times I’ve actually seen people surfing it always looks like so much fun!  And it seems like one of those lifestyle things, you know, like surfing is something that you do, it’s something you are.  Well I guess technically thing you are is a surfer, but you get the point.

Plus, I’m really high strung and surfers always seem so laid back and relaxed.  I could use some of that in my life.  I wonder if it’s the case where that type of personality is drawn to the sport, or if the sport tends to have that kind of effect on the person.  I imagine it’s probably a little bit of each.

It’s kind of like, do hippies like the kind of music they like because they’re hippies, or does the music encourage them in their hippie ways?

I’m high strung.  Am I attracted to activities that are high strung type of activities?  Well… I don’t know.  What’s a high strung activity?

Maybe if I spend some more time doing relaxing things, or hanging out with people who are laid back, some of that energy might rub off on me.  That’s one thing I’ve become more aware of recently is energy (sometimes called “vibes”).  There really is an energy or a feeling in certain situations that is intangible.  You might not even always be able to explain it, but you can feel it.  And I’ve noticed that different people have a different “energy.”  It’s part of the reason why there are some people that I don’t like hanging out with.