As my date of departure for the Island of the Gods nears I am bubbling over with excitement! Bali has started to consume my every thought. There are so many things I am excited for.
The first, and most obvious is the diving! I have been dreaming of diving non-stop since the first time I sunk under the waves and now I am getting the chance to become a diving professional at an incredible dive shop! Is there anything more exciting than that?! Not likely. I can’t wait to learn more specific skills (the one going through my mind at this moment is back finning) that will make me a much better diver. When you find that thing that you are really passionate about you just can’t get enough! Every little thing you learn inspires you. I am excited to be challenging myself every day. I can’t wait to experience all the wildlife that I will encounter. Mola-molas, turtles, sharks, nudibranchs, manta rays, octopi, mandarin fish, the list could go on forever so I will have to stop here. When I look back at this list it seems unreal that I will get the chance to experience all that life! I am also excited about meeting everyone at Blue Season Bali! I know that the staff there will become my family for my 7-month stay and I can’t wait to get to know each quirky personality.
Bali Island Life
One of the most exciting things about Bali is that the magic doesn’t only exist under the water. The more I read about Bali the more enchanting it becomes. It seems that magic is everywhere in this little paradise. I can’t wait to see the beautiful rice fields and artsy cafés in Ubud, try to learn to surf in Kuta, visit Hindu temples, and experience Hindu festivals, and just kick back and relax with some locals. I have heard that the Balinese are lovely! They have a rich culture and everyone tells me they are more than happy to share it. I can’t wait to be taken to people’s favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurants, dive bars, and their favorite secret viewpoint. It is the day-to-day experiences in a new place that are the most exciting. The things that you stumble into that you never thought could happen. That is what I am the most excited for. To become a part of Bali.
Well, I head off to Bali it 2 weeks! Check out my next post hear about my journey there.