Sunday, October 25, 2009

Painting a New Picture

The canvass is empty and awaiting new brushstrokes. Nearly a year since my return from Argentina, I look to hit the road again. Something about Colorado has been calling me for quite some time. Many have inquired what is inspiring this move, even myself at times. Is it family, outdoors, friends, seasons? It better be something worthy because I have lived in 'America's finest city' for nearly 6 years minus the year in South America.

Is it possible that this place is just too perfect? As a matter of fact, the one complaint I would have against San Diego is that I live one airplane second away from the airport, almost even have the flight pattern memorized by now. Really? That's it? It is true, San Diego really is America's finest city, behind San Francisco in my opinion. What this city has to offer is a year-round perfect climate, friendly people, great cuisine, beaches, deserts, Hollywood and Mexico all within a 2 hour radius. Not to mention I have met some of the most inspiring people here and have amazing friends to write home about. All of this has comprised a wonderful chapter in my book. Its picture is beautiful and complete for right now. Why not view our life as a book or a painting? My understanding is that I am 25 year old chico who likes to explore, learn and find new challenges. Perhaps, with all the beauty in this current chapter labeled San Diego, I am simply ready to turn a page or see the blank canvas once more.

Since I came to San Diego, all that I have learned is that this world has much to offer and I have to take advantage of all that I can and give back while doing so. A sincere and genuine sense of gratitude has been coming over me recently. It has been wonderful and I wouldn't be surprised if I were end up living in America's finest city again someday, until then many more places are out there to explore and learn from. For now, a new journey awaits and shall be approached with goals, open heart and a smile.

1 comment:

Michael said...

I am in complete agreement with you buddy. San Diego is all you could ask for in a city and coming back here after seeing many other places in the world definitely validates that, no doubt.

But like you said, there are so many new adventures yet to be had. The South American "Pura Vida" lifestyle that we experienced only increased our appetite to explore the unknown and unfamiliar. We are in the prime of our lives and I think you and I both know that it is just something that we gotta do, when you get the calling, just that unexplainable feeling that you know its time to start a new journey and head for that open road again.

Here's to starting that new chapter in the book of your life. The roaring 20's my friend, it's going to be one hell of a ride and I'm definitely looking forward to hearing about your new ventures and I kind of get that butterfly in your stomach feeling knowing that it's not only a sad ending of a chapter, but an exciting beginning to a whole new one!

Cuidate siempre hermano. You're bound for greatness! Vayate con muchas buenas vibras y buena onda! Hope to see you again out on the road!