|A clear water pond from a natural spring|
from Table Mountain
I think I'm lucky; I don't think I owe anyone anything; in fact, I'm debt free. After paying off my law school debt, I decided to go on a big sabbatical. And now, I'm on day 257; that's eight and a half months from being away from home and not formally working.
At this point, I'm tired of site seeing. I feel like if I go see another site, just for the sake of someone saying I must see it, I'm going to have a site-seeing-bulimic reaction.
I met a Japanese guy at my hostel who also felt the same way. He was traveling Africa for 9 months and said he felt tired too. As a result, I've stayed in Cape Town for two weeks now. I should write more on what I've seen and done.
I'm posting a picture of a natural spring I found at Table Mountain. The water was so clear and there was green algae growing in it with tadpoles. I drank from it, because I ran out of water.
The water tasted so fresh and good. And I'm posting this picture, because I think I need to do more reflection and reading. In East Asian thought - my mother always taught me that clear and pure water represents sound thinking and a clean spirit.
In any event, I emailed someone famous on what I should do with the rest of my sabbatical. I asked him:
"(1) What would you do differently on your third sabbatical?"
He wrote back:
"A. Figuring out what I really was interested in.
"B. Making a plan that made sure I was working on those things."
I guess that's what I need to do next. How do I go about figuring out what I'm really interested in?