I worked throughout almost the whole night online, and got to bed quite late. I decided before going to bed, that I am going to have an adventure and leaving early next morning.
Morning came and I felt the laziness in me wanted to take over, saying: letssleep some more! Maybe TOMORROW we go for a trip???!! Does that sound familiar? I knew that today was the day, so I got myself out of bed and got ready. I travelled to Tulum, where there is a national park, Mayan ruins and amazing beaches and even more so amazing people.
I presumed, that there would be a straight street going to the beach from the central part of Tulum. Just trusting that I got off there. I got the map and started to walk in the direction towards the ocean, not really thinking. Sometimes it is really good if you are not thinking.
What happened was that after 10 minutes or so I realized it was a bit wrong direction. I tried to ask locals, but noone spoke English. So they just pointed in one direction. But I knew I had to check. Then I saw a woman coming towards me.
She looked very tanned, so I did not quite know how to talk to her, but I started in English. She is Julie Ann from Michigan and was just wandering around. She said she knows there is a local bus station somewhere and that she is going to help me to find it. So she just turned around and came along with me (this is btw pretty usual here).
In this adventure she finally found post office, as well another shop, which she lost out of sight and the problem here is that the whole place is so new, that they do not even have street names! In London I was pissed off as the street signs were really not on the corners of the street, but here no street signs at all!
Check out this video of her here
How amazing! We did not manage to find the bus station first, so she asked some locals, it was so real and so fun! Julie Ann is such a bubbly and happy person and how lucky am I to have run into her? She has been teaching Mayans for many years ago and also just recently, but now is looking for new possibilities. Finally we found the bus station. Next bus was about to come, but justin 1,5 hours later. But as it is in Mexico, if you start to move to one place, you may go to some other places in between as it is no hurry to get to your final destination. We then went to get some cold drinks and talking was so flowing and easy and natural. Like old friends.
We talked some more and then got the information that the bus what I waited for does not go to where I needed. So we went back to the main street and looked for the small minibuses. So she spent all this time to get me safely to the bus. How amazing! Thank you! Sometimes it literally feels we have human angels walking on Earth!
I asked her if she is on Facebook or if she has a website. She has not, but we talked some more. On our last 10 minutes she started to talk about her talents, about her ideas and the whole lot what she has already done! I got a blinking light in me. To help her to make her own website and also introduce her into Empower Network, God she would rock in the women’s group like crazy! I told her all that, we exchanged cards and she was agree that something needs to be done. So we are going to meet tomorrow and she is going to show me one other amazing magical place and even make us some lunch. That is what I call a real cariloha! Wow!
My day around the ruins was amazing, the views, the colors, the ocean and the day was just superb. I felt myself totally in my element, all the negativity, doubt got cleared out. For me it works really easy, during the day I adventure, which very often is also the field work as in anthropology for me, as I get loads of ideas during my adventures, plus loads of connections and during the night I work online. Two Swedish people passed me and I stopped them, started to talk in Norwegian and it was a nice group! Next time, I have my card in handy!
I also thought that it was amazing that I adventured alone, as when you are alone, you are wide opened. I basically followed my heart and got to see Tulum from a totally different point of view and got possibly a new friend as well.
The Mayan ruins, will need some extra time in the blog, will write more about it in some of the coming days. I also love the video shooting, it is just so much fun. My creativity just kicks my ass!
So to finalize!
- What if every morning there would be no Tomorrow to postpone things to and you would CHOOSE IT NOW instead?
- What if you would do a little discovery of the unknown every single day?
- What if you would talk to strangers every day? (I am excited about this to try out more in Estonia, wohoo! (they usually freak out))
- Would talking to strangers contribute to you and your business(es)?
- What would happen if you would follow your inner guidance istead of going from A til B?
- What if each one of us is a contribution to the other in ways we can not even imagine?
- What if life can be an adventure and fun all the time?
I hope you have fun, wherever in the world you are, and let me know if you feel inspired by my blogs and videos and if you have some questions how to have an adventurous life location free as well!
Cariloha from Mexico, Tulum, end of April 2013.