73 Days Away: Trouble in Paradise?

It’s not always sunshine and rainbows

It’s not always smooth; sometimes it’s rocky
This is a daily documentation of my adventure from Hillsboro, Oregon to Cape Town, South Africa on September 16th, 2017.

Day 28 is going to be full of interesting conversations

The past few days have been weird to say the least. The 4th of July threw everybody off schedule, poor food choices were made, and my best friend and I can’t seem to see eye to eye right now. There’s a lot of turmoil in my life right now, and I wish the boat would stop rocking.

We have many more days to go before our adventure; it’s starting to drag.

I know we’ll eventually figure it out, but I wish things could be solved now. It doesn’t help to let unspoken decisions fester; it will only give time for more thought, which does NOT aid in acting towards the positive.

I know I don’t make a ton of sense right now, but I’m tired from life.

Today I talk with my boss to see if I can stay on a little while longer, perhaps the entire duration until Jess and I move to South Africa. I need more pay to keep my survival budget intact, but as I’ve stated earlier, I’d much rather stay put than work for my dad’s company.

That will be an intriguing conversation. Another one will be between Jess and I.

We haven’t been on the best of terms lately, and if the reason is because we are spending too much time together, that’s a bad sign because we are about to spend three months in a foreign country together. We damn well better like each other!

It’s another riff caused by our “hurry up and wait” approach.

I wish we could be there already. Seriously. The weight of all the pointless choices here are piling up on my shoulders, and I fear I might cave in. Jess told me yesterday that she was now fixated on getting the “correct” brand of cream cheese…cream cheese

It’s time to leave. It’s most definitely time to leave.

But we can’t. We have to be patient. The unfortunate dilemma is that our patience is wearing very thin, to the brink of hurting the relationship, something I never wanted to jeopardize.

We can make it. We can tough it out. It won’t be easy, though.

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” -Aristotle

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