So... back to la Martinique...
|View from Pointe Borgnesse|
I'm reaching the halfway point in my journey in Martinique.
The first half has been different than I expected, but it has been extremely fulfilling in many ways. I have been able to experience so many things that I would have never been able to do had I not come here. There were times during the first month that I was seriously debating on going home; now, I couldn't be happier that I stayed.
Although I feel like I've accomplished so much during my first 3 1/2 months here, there are still so many things that I have yet to do... I'm in Martinique where new experiences practically throw themselves at me. So my new goal is to make sure I do something new and exciting at least once a week. I have so many things to cross off my bucket list before I leave this island, so I better get crackin'.
It's also reaching the point where I need to start thinking about what to do after Martinique. This isn't it. My journey doesn't end after this. I just need to decide which way I want the wind to take me... Or rather, which way I want to choose to fly.
I've known for a while that I don't want to follow the traditional life path of graduating, finding a job, getting married, buying a house, having kids, etc. I'm not knocking the traditional path, if that's what makes you happy. But I know those things aren't what will make me happy. And I refuse to live a life that I don't love.
I've reached the first step: I know what I don't want to do. Now, I need to start figuring out what I do want to do. I need to start focusing on my passions and find a way to make those passions into a lifestyle (preferably one where I don't need to ever ask my parents for money again...)
So in my last few months in Martinique, I'm looking for inspiration, and maybe a little guidance. In the meantime, I'm not going to take a single moment for granted. I plan on taking full advantage of every second of time I have left on this island.