SO YOU WANT to LIVE in COSTA RICA the Adventures, Trials and Tribulations of Settling in Paradise by Gary Davis –

17 Feb

chapter 28

UNTITLED (because I couldn’t come up with one for these events)

And I almost didn’t journal this because it seems that lately most of what I’ve been journaling has had a more negative slant to it than I think represents, with fairness, my experiences here in Costa Rica.

I think I’m settling in and the things that would have surprised/tickled/delighted me in the past have become routine.  That’s nice and believe me I truly enjoy the tranquility and easy flow of the culture here.  Because the culture is so different than what we’re used to in the states it presents many opportunities to journal events that can come across as unpleasant when really it’s more about the attitude you hold about what is occurring than what is actually occurring.

For the Ticos, most of the things I’ve entered in this journal would only cause them to yawn a boring “what’s so strange about that”.

But here’s a good way to express what a positive life changing experience living here is for me…  I haven’t chomped down a dozen antacid tablets in the two years I’ve been here!  Just before I left the stress of life in the states I was chomping down a dozen or so every two days!  I was beginning to wonder if I had this thing called “acid reflux” and had considered going to see a doctor.

As a matter of fact, it’s interesting for me to note that when I am back in the states, which  is one week out of every month for business, I’m back to chomping down the antacids in almost the quantities I was before I came to the land of “pura vida” (pure life).



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