I spent three weeks in Colombia as a vacation of sorts and also to have LASIK surgery done to correct my vision. My intention was not only to see my family that I hadn’t seen in eleven years, but also to get in touch with my roots and get a feel of where my family comes from.
I figured I’d have fun for a short bit but then be homesick wanting to return to my comfy way of life back in the United States. Lo and behold, I became so enamored with Colombia that I was actually dreading having to come back home. I loved it so much that I actually want to go back there to either live or spend a lot more time than three weeks.
I am aware that finding employment there is almost impossible, but one of the biggest differences I noticed is that unlike here, at least in the city where I live, there’s actually time to enjoy life aside from the day to day responsibilities.
Unfortunately I had to come back to finish college and graduate in September but, assuming I can pay off my loans within a reasonable amount of time, I intend to return and live there, at least for a while and we’ll see how it goes.
Owning a ferret was awesome. Very curious, social and intelligent creatures these ferrets are. Unfortunately, my ferret ended up kicking the bucket exactly a month after the dog I had for nine years died and while they’re an awesome pet to own, the pain one endures when they leave this earth is just not worth having to do all over again with another one. Still, that ferret was awesome and I recommend them to anyone who has the time and patience to care for them.
I made a recent excursion to Colombia after not having been there in eleven years. I knew I wanted to get a tattoo of some sort during my stay to not only remember my trip, but also to represent my heritage. The question was, “What to get?”
I had originally planned on a flag but that was too common. A person suggested I get an indigenous pre-Colombian symbol. Searching on the net, we ended up finding this bad ass looking owl that was made up of some tribal faces and condors. I saw it and instantly decided this was the one I was going to get.
The picture was taken with a cell phone camera while the tattoo was still fresh but you can still make out the condors that make up the ears and just barely the faces inside.
I’ve gotten lots of positive comments on it but I don’t recommend getting a tattoo that detailed on your back, it hurt like a bitch!