Now, product shortages are not uncommon in Timor, a small island nation that relies heavily on imported goods from Indonesia, Australia and Portugal. I buy my Australian Morning Sun muesli in bulk because I don’t know when it will sell out at the supermarket. Likewise, news spreads very quickly when the Portuguese chocolate is back in stock, along with cheese and any Cadbury products.
I’ve been noticing lately how content I am with life.
I’m living in a happy bubble and it’s so lovely.
I am no longer adjusting to changes, stressed, or constantly dreaming of Australia (although I do miss Aus). Whilst I still shout at stupid drivers, still hate the cat calls on the street, and still miss my friends and family back home, I’ve managed to find a kind of peace and contentment with life in Timor.
I’ve just returned from my first ever work retreat in Timor and can’t believe the time I had!
It all started with the transport to the venue. When they said we were taking a bus, I thought nothing of it. Then I saw our pimping wheels turn up in the driveway and I was lost for words…