When I’m asked about my experience in this last year of my life, all I can say is that I have lived more in this last year that I had hoped and imagined for. When I first left my life in Toronto back in June 2010, I had no idea what was to come, what to expect and what was to happen. The feeling of uncertainty however was quickly diminished by the sheer excitement of possibilities that would eventually allow me to discover and open up to every experience that came by way. What was supposed to be a one year contract at a company to ‘try something’ new welcomed a whole lifestyle change and perspective on life. A life dedicated to simplicity, enjoyment, fulfillment and passion.
Team in Costa Rica. Missing Del Mar Extreme and Del Mar Surfing Academy members.
Family in Costa Rica
And so, just over a full year of working with Del Mar Surf Camp and then subsequently Del Mar Extreme and Del Mar Surfing Academy, I can confidently say that what turned out to be ‘job’ developed into the likings of working for a family business. I love each and every business in the company, the people and the energy they bring individually. First and foremost, the business was an extension of every owner, to enjoy what they are passionate about to the fullest and to share with others. In doing so, the result and quality of service was 1000% more than what anyone else could offer. I have the most upmost respect and love every single person that I work with here as they constantly remind me what hustling and being passionate about something is like, without forgetting that at the end of the day, we work to live. Not living to work.
Following My Heart to Denmark
So today, it saddens me to say that I will be moving onto my next adventure. Not for the lack of anything that this beautiful place could offer me, but because I am going to do what I’ve always known to do – follow my heart. And this time, while this place has won a large portion of my heart, a little bit of it is somewhere in Denmark with a certain special someone. I couldn’t live here fully and completely in the present, knowing that I wasn’t giving it my 100% wondering and thinking about that little person somewhere else. So while it’s an official resignation, it closes only this one chapter with Costa Rica hopefully to be reopened and revisited for later. And in the wise words of Maria Del Mar, my boss – “You have more to lose by being here and you know, that Costa Rica and we, will always be here. I have always followed my heart as a free spirit and because I have, I want you to.”
OPEN AVAILABILITY: Marketing Director of Del Mar Adventures
I am leaving this AMAZING job behind and want to give someone the opportunity to take a pay cut, take on a bunch of work, move to Costa Rica within the next month, work with a tiny budget, ride their bicycle to work, live in a tiny house by the beach, learn to surf and work with the best team in Costa Rica.
Disclaimer: The person we are looking for in this position is someone who wants to join a team of passionate individuals who live to provide a quality business while having fun. We are looking for someone who is completely self motivated, a team player and can push the team to understand and adapt to new marketing trends. While the job is demanding, it is equally as fun. By working with a team that promotes surfing and fitness, we expect it to be a complete lifestyle change for you as well. While, the nature of your work is independent (work from home, mostly), there is a always a need to join surf trips, set meetings, attend surf lessons and classes outdoors to get content and understand the day to day business. And if that is not something you would enjoy, then this job is not for you!