I’ve moved to Miami!
I’m standing with my feet in the ocean, when the huge pelicans try to catch their breakfast around me. The Atlantic Ocean is raging and dark blue. The palm trees on the beach bend under the strong wind. It’s November and the hurricane season, which ravaged the coast of Florida and the Caribbean, is just about to end.
Here, on the southeast coast where I live, only slightly frayed palm leaves remind me that power of nature is unbreakable. It showed again who is in charge here.
I take a deep breath. The air is brackish and steamy. And it smells good.
Napoleon Hill used to say that even the great dreams can turn into reality.
Living next to the ocean has been my dream for many years. I used to imagine how is it to wake up with a view of the water and start the day feeling the sand under my feet. And how it would be going barefoot to watch the sunset with a favorite cup of coffee. The little things, only fleeting moments, but for me it was the fulfillment of the idea of the beautiful life.
I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. First of all, because of the possibility to work online from anywhere on Earth. Also the place I can choose by myself, not the one I need to go because of the study program or a scholarship I had.
Second, because I get to the point where I can financially transfer my life to another place.
I am 29 years old and right now I have my chance to live the life I have always dreamed about. I’ve been working hard, saved my earned money and I was patient. That is why it tastes like nothing else.
I live in Hollywood, about 20 km from Miami downtown. The one, we all know from the movies, music videos and the celebrities’ nightlife. I chose this place for a reason. I wanted to be close to all the possibilities of big city, but away enough from the beaten track to have quietness and empty beach in the morning.
And so it is.
I don’t live right on the beach, but very close to, about 20 meters from the ocean. I’m here with my fiancé and with my friends. We live together and share rental costs. It is significantly reducing the overall living expenses for each of us. With a few months rent on AirBnB we could also count on a huge discount. I always tell you that planning your budget ahead, gives you a chance to afford more stuff.
You’ve been wishing me to have a good holiday many times. But this trip is not a holiday. I simply decided to move my life to another place. Sunnier, with the ocean sound in the background. The rest remained unchanged, though there were several elements of reality that keep me full of energy. A walk along the ocean to clear my head everyday is one of them.
I get up at 5.30 a.m. everyday and do what I’ve been dreaming about for the recent years. I make my coffee and go to see a sunrise. Every single day, without exception, I sit on a closed lifeguard cabin and wait for my favorite show. This is the time only for me, my battery is charging for the whole day, my moment of reflection. Something I haven’t done for myself for a long time.
At this time the beach is empty, so only gulls are my companions. And I’m perfect with that.
And then what?
A simple life. I go home, make breakfast and I work on my laptop. As I did in Poland or in any other place in the world. I answer emails, write articles, work on new materials and projects. I am preparing my book for printing, because before leaving Poland, the printing house made a technical mistake and I had to withhold the entire print.
I sit in front of my laptop for several hours a day, but I also have time for workouts and evening jogging on the beach. I pay attention to what I eat as I cook at home. I just do the ordinary things that I have neglected for the last few months. I also find some time to explore Florida, how could I refuse that?
The last few months in Poland kicked my ass. I decided to write and publish two books without any publisher which made me to take the whole process – from being an author, to editing, graphics, printing, etc. As it turned out, the amount of work and effort surpassed my expectations. At the same time, I could not cut off from work, blogging and writing my PhD, so it all turned into some unbelievable fight with time, deadlines and expectations. I definitely overestimated my abilities and it overwhelmed me.
Arrival here gave me a new chance to pull myself together again, to look with a fresh eye, to think about the mistakes and focus on what went well.
Nothing has changed, but everything has changed. I won’t lie that the sun and the sound of the waves help a lot to find an inspiration.
I stay here until the end of the year. I will do what I have to do and try to see whether Florida is my place to live. I’m trying to split my life between two countries – Poland and … well … I’m still looking for the other, but I feel I’m close.
Meanwhile, I send you a lot of warmth and the smell of the ocean. And I am going back to work.
Expect a tons of new articles and videos ;)