Dateline: Huatulco, Mexico
I used to work for Jim McKeever back in the early 1970’s. He was one of the original gold bugs and newsletter writers.
Every year, he would take a train trip across the US. He would rent a sleeper room on the train so he could be alone or with other people, whatever he wanted.
He would use the days that it took to cross the country to take a break from all the minutia and trivialities of the day-to-day life to think deeply about the previous year and the coming year. There was no way anyone could disturb him and he couldn’t easily contact others. He was alone with his thoughts.
I decided a couple of months ago to do the same thing except I decided to take a 10 day cruise instead of riding the rails. Back then, riding trains could be a first class experience. No longer. So I decided to take. Cruise through the Panama Canal instead!
I’m currently in a small seaside village at an Internet cafe. I haven’t had any connection to the outside world for the last two days and won’t for another two days. So weird!
But I’m going to use the off time wisely and plot out the coming year. I want to really touch deeply to make sure that I’m only doing things that bring me joy.
So who knows what I’ll come up with!
But, whatever, it will be exciting!