During my recent trip to Mexico, I crossed off 3 items off my bucket list.
Actually, I don’t have a bucket list. I like the sentiment not the expression. I do however have many, many experiences I want to have in this life time. Oh. I guess that's the same thing isn’t it?!
1. Visit ancient Mayan ruins. Check!
I find learning about ancient civilizations fascinating and as a result, I have watched more documentaries on this topic than I’d like to admit. So, when an opportunity came to visit the sacred site of Chitchen-Itza, I was ecstatic. To think that I happen to be walking on the same ground that others have walked on so many years ago. Wow.
2. Swim in a Cenote. Check!
A Cenote is a hole deep in the ground that provides water for the surrounding area and is part of a long network of tunnels. But for the Mayans, the Cenote was of special significance: They considered it to be the literal opening to the Underworld. It was a place of offering and sacrifice. At the bottom of the Cenotes, pottery, jewelry and bones have been found.
Now imagine this: I climbed down the 91 stone steps into the Cenote and without much hesitation, dove into the dark, mysterious waters. In it, I soaked in the awesomes around me, while black, blind and rather large schools of fish nibbled on my skin. Amazing! I tried to get over my fear of these fish nibbling on me by trying to catch them. This of course, proved to be quite impossible.
3. Get my feet pedicured by little fish. Check!
I put this item on my B-list when I saw a friend’s picture in her photo album when she had the same thing done in Thailand. But wouldn't you know it, the little fish came to me all the way from Turkey! It's a wonderful feeling. Even for the ticklish. It's not unlike getting tiny little kisses on your feet.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.