This Is Your Assignment

21 May

As I sat and pondered a topic for this week’s blog, I was approached on Facebook by Camille E. Torok de Flores for inclusion in a series she is putting together on Blogs About Mexico Worth Reading. I expressed interest so she sent me a list of questions to complete. While I have blogged in the past on most of these topics, I realize that four years into our life in Mexico perhaps it’s time to revisit the answers.


Why do you blog? What is the purpose of your site? For whom do you write? In the beginning of the whole move to Mexico process, the blog was a response to the questions asked by family, friends and strangers, why and aren’t you afraid?

Then there was the retiring, planning, packing and never ending garage sales. My brain was spinning and the blog was an opportunity to process and share.

When we arrived in Bacalar, everything was new and exciting. We were adjusting to a new life and every aspect was intriguing. There were endless blog topics just walking around town.

The next few years were occupied with jumping through hoops to begin construction of our home, the construction itself and its completion. Mixed in were our various travels both within Mexico and to the States.

Where do we go from here? It’s a good question. September 2017 begins our fifth year in Bacalar. I do not know my readers well. I would love to hear from you what you get out of the blog?

Where can you be found? (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest etc)
I am on Instagram at dos_tortas Pinterest at Bacalar, Mexico and on Facebook at The Adventures of Dos Tortas.

What is your favorite blog post? Why? No favorite stands out for me, although my readers clearly have a favorite, First of All Have Fun (February 2017).

What has been the most difficult for you to blog about? Why? My most difficult blogs have been the ones that I share the pain of having left our family or the death of friends. Being vulnerable is required to live an honest life. But it’s hard.

What advice do you have for those planning to move to or travel in Mexico? I can see that it’s going to take more time than I have today to answer these questions. It’s time for a personal reassessment so look for future blogs to cover these topics.

What has been the best experience you’ve had in Mexico? What did you learn from it? To be continued.
What has been the worst experience you’ve had in Mexico? What did you learn from it?



8 Responses to “This Is Your Assignment”

  1. Laird May 21, 2017 at 11:50 am #

    I just got the most recent listing of the top places to retire in the world, according to International Living. Yup, the number one place is Mexico!

    Liked by 2 people

    • afish25 May 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

      Be careful of International Living. While I agree w them, they throw very pricey conferences for information you can find on your own.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Ellen Heath May 21, 2017 at 11:58 am #

    Thanks, I needed that wonderful energy that you are so good at sharing!


    • afish25 May 21, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

      Thanks Ellen. Hope life is good w you. How’s the chickens?


  3. emilievardaman May 21, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

    I have enjoyed all your posts – the difficult, the fun, the painful, the creative. I enjoy the photos, though they mostly make me want to just show up on your doorstep one day and say, “Hey! I’m Emilie and I love your blog. Can I stay awhile?”
    Doubt that will happen, so keep it all coming.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 May 21, 2017 at 8:32 pm #

      Thanks Em. I would not be surprised at all if you showed up. You are welcome. We have an air mattress and tent on the roof. The view is great.


  4. Survivor May 22, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    Nice post! 😉


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