Its been about two weeks since we’ve moved into our new house in a smaller village just outside of Ubud. Since then, we’ve rented a scooter and are discovering the joy and freedom of having your own wheels. Since I’ve never really driven, I have the same zest for life that a teenager who just got his license would have. Here’s the best Steve McQueen look I could give on a moped.
Our house is full of really cool and interesting people all on their own unique journeys, all of which seem to have intersected at this little villa. Here’s our new friend Sunshine, filming his juggling for a circus performing school, far out.
Another day, we cruised out to this small village called Petulu, which is famous because every night at sunset thousands of white herons come to here to nest. They say the villagers had an special ceremony, and after that these herons started roosting here, bringing the village prosperity and good luck.
The village was filled with beautiful people who more than willing to share a smile and some good vibes.
Now que the endless stream of herons flying over majestic sunset skies, awesome!
We also had the pleasure of meeting a cool couple, Apple and Phil, who were running a Yoga Teacher retreat in the mountains. We hit it off right away and decided to have a beach day down in Nusa Dua, a high end resort area of the island.
Here they are showing off some yoga skills ….
Here was one my response…Karate Kick for the win!
We wondered into one of the 5 star resorts to get a breakfast, and after ” blended” into the colourful backdrop of sunbathers, palm trees, and high end pools. This one had a beach that merged into a salt water pool with waterfalls, classy.
It was a great beach day filled with childlike playfulness and it reaffirmed my belief that its important not to take ourselves too seriously and to remember to take time to play. We feel we’ve made some great new friends and we look forward to them visiting again.
Now that we’ve been here a little while, we’ve also been finding some sweet spots around town for live music. Last saturday was a Blues Jam session at a bar called Moko’s and it was a packed house. Everyone’s so friendly here so they encourage people to come up and join the jam. It’s hard to describe the joy you feel playing for a live audience, surrounded by amazing musicians, but I was definitely stoked after this !
What I’ve learned since moving to Bali is that when we have the courage to follow our dreams, things have an amazing way of working out. It might not be exactly as you planned, but there are few things in life more satisfying than just going for it. So be willing to confront the fears, doubts, and what ifs, and dare to live the life you’ve always dreamed of having.
Stay Stoked, Stay Inspired!