Another rainy night last night. More rain, including thunderstorms, expected the rest of this week.
I like the desert, the people, the food.
Desert people seem to survive!
I'm worrying somewhat about the forecast storm. Not too much, I think it'll be fine. However, probably an unpleasant amount of rain, maybe worse outcomes.
So far, my week of poverty has gone quite well, thanks in large part to the generosity of the people here!
I'm now planning to stay in Monte Cristi at least to the second week of December. Maybe also further. I'm even considering staying until the end of December, when I think my visa expires, but that may be pushing it too tight, and I'm not sure that I want to cross the border on New Year's Day. Maybe I'll go around mid-December.
This is one of the nicest places I've been. I'm going to feel sad leaving Monte Cristi, Republica Dominicana!
It's hard to handle the stresses of the road, or even everyday stresses. Still, it's important to push through, find ways, instead of giving in.
Much of the fun of various activities and events comes from the surprise of not knowing. When visiting a different place, it's often safe and informative to read up beforehand, but it's also a surprise (often pleasant) to arrive. No amount of preparation completely sets you up for the arrival.
I think that I've often been irresponsible. I chalk some of it up to my not-so-conscientious personality type. Humans become more conscientious with age. I'm noticing that development in myself. It comes as a pleasant surprise to see myself more interested in taking initiatives, taking action. And I think that it leads to more desirable results, outcomes.
Overall I think/feel that I have a more positive attitude now than I did as a younger adult. I think that's also a common side effect of aging.
We have unprecedented technology nowadays. Of course, in the future our technology is likely to look crude and outdated.
I guess that we can strive to make the most of our ongoing situations. Even though things will be different later, at least do what we can now.
Whatever the case may be, keep on rockin'!