Buenas noticias, good news. We have a new toilet. It is the best commode I have ever sat on, seriously. Imported from Italy. It really is a royal flush.
I have an appointment this morning at 9 am to see my personal health coach. A doctor of the future as I call it. A doctor of preventive medicine instead of reactive medicine. It is like a hospital of the future. In this kind of hospital, you check in before your body has checked out. You go to this futuristic hospital before getting an illness to prevent illness in the first place. Health and vitality seem to be very important here in Costa Rica. You don’t see many overweight people.
I arrive 10 minutes early and my doctor doctora is ready to see me. How about that. No waiting in the waiting room. They seem surprised to see an American and immediately ask if I speak Spanish. No one speaks english here. I quip, “¡Claro que si mae!” (Of course I speak Spanish man).
As I mentioned in my previous post, my bathroom broke water. I need to find a new toilet, pot, throne, reading chair, include your favorite name here. I head to the Home Depot of Costa Rica called EPA.
As I walk to EPA, it is only 10 minutes from my house. It seems almost everything is 10 minutes from my house. Bonus. I notice a sign which looks more like a donut shop than a hardware store. If it is a donut shop, it sure is a large one. They must have lots of donuts. A toilet seat is similar to a donut.
These days everything is online. How about going to University all online. If it is all online, your location can be anywhere. Imagine getting a college degree all the while living in a tropical paradise.
Well, I already have bachelor’s degree in computer science. I wanted to continue my education, though. I decide to signup for a University College level course at the University of Washington in Seattle. This works both ways, if you can be anywhere in the world, the University you attend can be anywhere in the world. What a life hack. Hey, I’m a life hacker.
I set my iPhone clock for bedtime mode. I want to sleep consistently. My goal is to sleep at 9 pm and awake at 5 am. Eight hours is what you need. It takes little effort for me to awake at 5 am here. I think it has something to do with being close to the equator. I wrote all about it here.
It works! I’m awake at 5am, make my bed, put on my walking shoes and I’m out the door by 5:15 am. I walk for 30 minutes leaving to the right of the entrance, making a complete circle, and finally arriving to the left of the entrance. The guard was surprised I left one side and came back from the other side. Bonus.
After visiting and living in Costa Rica off and on for almost 20 years. I have moved here for good. No plans to return this time. I bought a one way ticket. It was messy getting here permanently and I’m still waiting for some kind of residency. It will happen this time. I’m here. Done.
I have made the trip from the United States many times, this time was the most excited I have been. It is like going to another planet. You know your are never going to see Kansas again. You are venturing into the unknown. A new world of opportunity. This must of been how the people fleeing England to come to America felt like. Of course, there were no grocery stores where they were going. I feel blessed to be able to experience this new world pioneer even in this modern age.
I invite you to follow me for the next few days as I record my venture into this new unchartered territory for myself. Let’s begin.
I’m going back to Costa Rica on a one way ticket. I have no plans to return. Good bye United States of America! Thank you for my economic freedom; however, I can do without your “culture of hate”, ass grabbing corporate executives, racists, bigots, judgmental people, television hosts, fake news, and fake people. There is none of that where I’m going. I’m going to create my own world. ¡Hasta la vista!