The Signs are Everywhere

miniature travel stuffToday’s Perfect Moment could have been many things today.   By the time I sat down to type this, many candidates had already presented themselves.

Today, I accomplished quite a few tasks around the house. Though most of them were rather mundane, it was still nice to see them done.  I have already written about battling procrastination, but it is great to see that this is something I am continuing.

I finished reading another book. While this doesn’t set any kind of record, and doesn’t even put me on one book a week for 2020, it is still a wonderful thing to close another book.  When I took this book out, I took out the next two in the series.  I normally wouldn’t do that for fear of burnout, but in this case, I am looking forward to reading the next instalments.  I have already put the book in my bag and it is ready to crack open when I get on the bus.

I shovelled quite a bit of snow this morning. The snow and the wind caused quite a few snowdrifts in the front yard and made for quite a decent bit of exercise.  I managed to get the car cleaned off, the driveway cleared, and the sidewalk cleaned.  I am not going to lie to you and tell you that shovelling is fun.  Shovelling is not fun.  However, knowing that you and all your neighbours are out doing the same thing has a nice feeling to it.

On a related note, the snowplough driver did something different this time. Instead of blocking everyone in, he or she took their time and actually managed not to put a big pile of snow on my driveway or walkway.  Yes, there was still stuff to shovel, but it was just the normal snowdrift.  My neighbour said she was going to call in and compliment the driver.  I think I should do that too.

As you can see, the day was full of some really good moments. I could choose any one of them and sleep soundly with my decision.  However, that would be a little disingenuous. Something else stood out as Today’s Perfect Moment.

After getting back from a little shopping, I took the time to fill out some forms for my upcoming trip to Colombia.  I cam going in about a month’s time and the trip company needed some information from me.  It was all pretty mundane stuff, but it got me thinking about my trip.  It got me to look through my passport and the stamps I got on my recent adventures.  I can feel the excitement starting to build.

Perhaps it was meant to be because two other travel related things happened today. The first was that I found myself, accidentally, standing in front of the travel section at the drugstore.  It’s the one with all those overpriced travel sized products.  These days I have learned that they sell the same things at the dollar store for only slightly more than a dollar.

The other travel related thing that happened was a person who was on the Vietnam trip contacted me on FB.  Since I last saw him he has done an Exodus cycling trip in Myanmar and going to be doing another Exodus cycling trip in Costa Rica.  When I mentioned my trip later this year in South Africa, he gave it a good rating because he had done that before I met him in Vietnam.

Looks like all the dominoes are falling into place.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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2 Responses to The Signs are Everywhere

  1. Hunida says:

    Aw I love that your neighbor is going to call in to compliment the driver– most people only do that to complain. Sounds like you were super productive & it’s so cool how everything is falling into place for you. 😊

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