Share Your World- October 16 2017

Cee always has interesting challenges on her blog. She does photography challenges a lot and she also does this “Share Your World” post every week. Here are her questions (in bold) and my answers for this week.

If you had to move to a country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?ย This is such a hard question for me. I’ve been thinking of moving overseas for years now. I can’t make up my mind. I’ve considered Mexico (of course), Nicaragua, Panama, Thailand, Chile, Italy, France, Ecuador, Viet Nam, Korea, Ireland, even Russia!

The main reason I haven’t left yet, for anywhere, is that no place will give me a work visa. At least not for anything like what I’ve spent my entire life doing. The only thing I can do (legally) is to teach English. I have now gone and got certified to do that now, but now can’t figure out how to pay all my bills here at home while only earning teachers pay in some foreign country.

IF finances were taken out of the equation, I think I would move to Ireland. I’ve only been there once, but I didn’t want to leave. The people were really friendly and I had such a wonderful time there. I loved the landscape, the weather was gorgeous, and the fact that it’s an island just adds to the perfection for me. I love the music, the sound of the language, the peoples love of literature, horses and whisky. I would move there in a NY second if they would let me!

What color would you like your bedroom to be? Light blue. I would paint a mural on the walls to remind me of the ocean and the ceiling like a starry night. Maybe put some twinkling lights up there. ๐Ÿ™‚

What makes you Happy? Make a list of things in your life that bring you joy. A good book. Music, especially cajun, bluegrass or reggae music. Delicious food shared with good friends. Deep conversations, solving the problems of the world. Exploring. Learning new things. Travel. Meeting up with old friends in unexpected places. Creating something beautiful like when my paintings turn out better than I thought they would, or one of my photos comes out perfect, right out of the camera. Sailing. Night watch out at sea where I can really see the stars.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? ย Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.ย I read an email from a man, Jon Morrow, who has some major serious medical issues. He somehow managed to overcome all his physical limitations, sold everything he owned, moved to a foreign country (broke), and made a successful blogging career. He talked about how he was able to buy his father a car and how proud he was. I admire him for what he’s been able to do and how he (says) he is helping other people now (I did not buy his program, I’m broke, but it did sound helpful). He’s definitely an inspiration.

3 thoughts on “Share Your World- October 16 2017

  1. I just read your frustration post and I was miserable for you and then I happened on this post and I felt so much better. Like a mother would worrying about her child. ha! I have no idea how old you are but I love your job and am fascinated every time I drop by here to see what you are up to. My sister in law and her husband have a house on the river here and I LOVE watching the tugs go by when I am visiting them. I’d love to have my own house on the water so I could watch every day. The fact that you work on the water just amazes me. Good luck on the job search.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ gwingal

    • Thank you for your nice comments Nikki. I’m getting up there in age, or at least the people who would employ me think so. I love working on the water and really have a hard time even imagining doing anything else.
      I’m glad you enjoy reading about my ‘adventures’. I always love just watching the waterfront too. Wondering where all those boats are coming from/going to. Making up stories in my head. Wishing I could go too.
      I don’t know about those tugs tho, they are so big! Those guys must really have it rough. River traffic, current, snags, bridges, so many barges, not enough power. Every time I hear of a collision, I wonder how they don’t have them all day long

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