The days have been passing faster and faster–I guess is what your parents mean when you’re a kid. Time used to stand still and now, before I know it, its Friday again–Back to Funky Buddha–then Saturday chores- Laundry, Cleaning, Groceries–then the work week starts all over again.
I’ve never been more appreciative of the 5-Day Western work week. Working 6 days a week is draining to say the least. I feel less productive actually. For those of you who don’t know, I work at a travel agency that specializes in treks throughout Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. I do online marketing and oversee the local advertising for this company. It’s a great job and I’m learning a lot in the ways of online marketing..and soon to learn more on Search Engine Optimization.
I find I’m becoming more Nepali, in the business sense anyways–in that I have my hand in a lot of different pots. It’s not uncommon to meet someone who owns a restaurant, a guesthouse, a fabric shop, and coffee plantation. People have so many different businesses here in completely different fields–but I guess its smart, so if one market goes down, you still have the others.
I’m not sure if this is exactly what I want to do for the rest of my life, but I am gaining experience and learning valuable skills for my future. The only problem is–per usual–my travel bug is starting to kick in.
I’ve been in Nepal for 9 months now–the longest I’ve stayed anywhere, ever, is 10 months..and now I know why–at that time–I start wanting to get out and do my own thing. This job is great–but its even more great because I can do it online. I wish I could move solely to online work–and perhaps I will after my 2 month break in Goa.
I need freedom and space or I’m just not motivated–This gypsy has been locked into the 9-5–or more like the 9-7!! — and she’s about to burst. If it wasn’t for this trip to Goa, I might do something rash like previous times in my life–quit everything, pack my bag, and move on to the next–
But I must say–I do love having a house to go home to and a place where I can leave my things safely..I know I can make both lifestyles work–the Universe is constantly working in my favor–I just have to go with the flow and all will be right =)