I spent the first week of October 2011 in Key West - I had won the lottery! As a gift for earning my MBA, an uncle had given me the trip. I wasn't looking for it, and then... surprise! I found myself on an island, in paradise, where I embraced a simpler way of life, getting coffee every morning from Island Joe's, watching sunrise and sunset, riding bicycles across the town, bread in the afternoon from Cole's Peace, and entertainment in the evening between Mallory Square and Hog's Breath.
I found my copy of True At First Light, the Hemingway that Nicole chose
for me (over the one about his juggling two different woman and/or a
threesome?)... thankfully, she encouraged Africa over another
dysfunctional relationship. No one knew then, no one had even thought, that I'd have a life in Africa one day.
Almost exactly a year ago, I got on a plane. I spent a week in Key West. This year, when I get on a plane, I'm heading to Tanzania. I'm off to seek an adventure! Pure Hemingway...