There was always someone that triggered life envy.
They had the perfect job, were permanently happy and went on the best holidays.
Sitting in ‘Little Venice” in Mykonos overlooking the Aegean under a clear blue sky drinking a morning coffee it hit me that the ‘someone’ is now me. It’s my turn.
Circumstances arose 12 months ago that lead me to temporarily giving up the daily work grind.
We made the jump over to the beautiful country of Greece and I now work sporadically.
In short doing what I love doing in temporary bursts.
Greece is a beautiful country full of spirited people and wonderful food. Despite the finanacial crisis there are plenty of good times to go with the difficult.
Talking of financial crisis, on the surface an economic slowdown is not evident here on the island of Mykonos.
Even in May, very much the start of the tourist season here, the place is buzzing with activity. I can only imagine how busy it gets by July/August.
I anticipated an island full of bars and nightclubs, (a situation that I would have enjoyed back in the day), but have been more impressed by the charm and sparkling whitle/blue architecture.
Sure there are spruikers everywhere preying on the naive tourist.
On the other hand there is pleasure in wandering the narrow alleyways of the old town in anticipation of what might be around the corner.
While certain restaurants in Mykonos appear unaffordable, it is possible, if you pick the right taverna, to sit on the waterfront eating fresh well cooked seafood accompanied by a glass or two of assyrtiko at a modest price.
I can’t think of a better foodie experience than indulging at sunset.
There have been slight pangs of guilt about my current situation.
I tell myself it has been a long time coming and in two years I will be back in the grind.
Yiassas and cheers.