Friday, August 17, 2007
vaca. in calif.
here's me on the beach at sant cruz.
i had wanted to go to zimbabwe for my summer vacation to visit the convent of Chita che Zvipo Zve Moto in zimbabwe, but, zimbabwe seems to be on the verge of a coup or anarchy so instead i went to california! i have travelled through europe and asia but i have never been to california. i went to san francisco for four days, then took the green tortoise bus tour down the coast to l.a. for three days. i highly recommend green tortoise for bus tours all over the u.s. esp. if you are a neo-hippie/greenie who doesn't hate camping. turns out i hate camping. who knew? i'd never been camping before. i will however do another g.t. tour b/c you can sleep on the bus which is retrofitted with beds.
i met a lot of fun people and had a great time. i did not share my vocation b/c i notice that when that comes up, people treat me weird like, they apologize if they curse in front of me - forgetting that i have the mouth of a sailor. people from non-religious countries (unlike this one) also think that means i'm a biblical literalist/religious fascist which is a bummer. i hope that when i do find a convent and enter an order that i will be the nun who changes people's minds about nuns. there are so many stereotypes that really no longer fit any nun i've met.
i'm just now starting to get itchy for the convent. i've been spending the last couple of years looking for the right order (still doing that, next vaca. will be in swaziland to visit bulembu ). i'm starting to become dissatisfied a little. there's more out there for me and i'm becoming ready for it.
meanwhile, school starts, student loans need paying, life goes on.