Chucking it all and moving to Mexico

14 Apr

Spring weekends like this one are frequently thought of as, “the reason I moved to Austin”. Not too cool and not too hot. I enjoy it before the scorching, dry summer starts. On Friday I was riding my bike home from work anticipating this lovely weekend when a thought popped into my head crisp and clear, “we’re really going to do this!”. It made me laugh out loud. We’re moving to Mexico! We’re going to build a small house on a beautiful lake and retire. OMG.

I want to thank my friend Karen. It’s one thing to read a book about someone who chucks it all and moves to a foreign country, but it means so much to me to KNOW someone who’s done it, to talk to them and visit them and say, “I can do this” and then doing it.

We had another garage sale yesterday. Poco a poco, little by little. Time to start seriously packing things that we ARE taking. It will make staging the house for sale easier. Off to enjoy the rest of this lovely weekend. Next spring will be a whole different story.

Lovely Sunrise

Lovely Sunrise

Bacalar Rising

Bacalar Rising – Time for a Swim

5 Responses to “Chucking it all and moving to Mexico”

  1. Lisa April 14, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    I also have days like that. It is very hard to live in the present and not for “when we move”. I still look around and see sooooo many things. But then I look in a closet and see how far we have come.
    Last night we went downtown. Took a picture with Willie Nelson (his statue), saw some dear friends, had dinner (a fabulous meal) and walked around. It feels like a big city. I felt like a tourist and had a blast. Thus, the reason to live in the present and be grateful for the moment.
    Thanks honey for everything! There’s no one else I would want to do this with.


    • afish25 April 21, 2013 at 7:53 am #

      Texas has been good to us. We have lots to be grateful for and good memories. We have three children that call Texas “home”. No regrets just different dreams today than when we started out. Isn’t life fun?!


  2. Teresa April 14, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    Nice fotos of Bacalar, ! Will be really fun to have you two join our community of locas who chucked it all and got happy in Bacalar.


    • afish25 April 21, 2013 at 7:54 am #

      Thanks Teresa. We will be good neighbors and have fun!


    • afish25 May 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

      We will make great neighbors! Bacalocas!


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