Hola. I just returned from Tulum, Mexico. I want to write today on what I'm feeling in my current life. Finding an authentic place. A place where colors are brighter and the world is seemingly better. I started a journey four years ago to find what makes me happy or maybe a better term - who I am. It has not been an easy four years, but I am proud of my current place. I have found an authentic place where I seem to have a good place in my mind of what is ok. I was reminded of this about a zillion times in Tulum. We started our Thursday with a remarkable breakfast at Ziggy's and then off to the Tulum Ruins.
The Tulum Ruins - I can start by saying that I started college in Archaeology, so I was a kid in a candy store here. I've studied this era extensively and was excited to see it up close. It starts kinda ok and then you walk through a gate and enter the main site of the city and the scale becomes a bit overwhelming. The thought of what it looked like 1200 years ago runs through my mind. The thought and craftmanship is amazing. I was constantly reminded of the scary side though and the demise of the empire. But yet I had a sense of honor, a sense of thankfulness for the many that have tried to educate the world on this site. The beauty is breath taking. If you look past the crumbling world, you see hope and amazement.
Look at this scenery that they saw each day.
I am also amazed at how expansive the size of the ruins were. I can imagine the vendors set up on the flat areas selling fresh fruit and goods that they hand made. I also noticed that all the locals were happy. Wow, that's a change from the typical American mindset. I enjoyed my time to sit and soak up all the good vibes. So, maybe the point here is that we should just choose happy. Regardless of what is going on, just choose happy. I know that is hard to do sometimes, but we have to somehow find our balance. Despite uncomfortable surroundings, three businesses, weird kids, bills, health issues- we have to choose to find the happy. I'll fill you in more on my life next. I promise.
Here's some more shots for you!