Costa Rica Cost of Living: A basil-berry martini at a restaurant with sweeping ocean views-$4

I often ask myself where would I be if I was back in the states at this very moment.  It usually places me in my office,  or stuck in traffic trying to get to the office, or wishing I could take a vacation and get out of the office.

It’s unfortunate that my working years were either obsessing about what happened yesterday or worrying about what will  happen tomorrow. I was never mindful of the actual moment. Possibly because the actual moment had me too aggravated to want to live in it.

So now I’m sitting on the beach and wondering where I’d be if I never took this chance. I think about my former self…that overworked person…and tell her it’s okay. 

She will soon end up here.