If not now……….when?
April is nearly upon us and that means that the shops, restaurants, bed and breakfast, and anything else I haven’t mentioned begin the annual ritual of preparing for the influx of people who turn this sleepy little island into a bustling tourist mecca. This also means that it’s time to begin the search for seasonal employment.
I have mixed feelings about this seasonal employment (for myself). On one hand I think it would kind of fun to work during this busy time; a great way to meet people, and a little extra cash would certainly be nice. On the other hand if I only stay here for one year, I’m feeling selfish about my time; with the ability to hike and photograph when the crowds, weather and light suit my needs.
I’m also feeling that this my be the perfect opportunity to dig a little deeper into writing. After all, who hasn’t dreamed of living by the sea and writing? It is a case of “if not now, when”? It has been a conscious decision to keep this blog fairly light and upbeat, but as I read through my journal entries, I realize that many of them deserve to be expanded upon in a format better suited to a different medium.
I’ve applied for a few seasonal office positions and I’m not allowing myself to get too “attached” to any of these jobs. If the opportunity presents, I’ll take the job, do the work, and cash the check. If not, I’m going to give myself a job and schedule time at this lovely little writing desk I recently “borrowed” from my landlord.
As Doris Day sang: “Que sa ra, sa ra”, whatever will be, will be.