Our first week in Mexico

A Mexico Adventure Begins

Our first week in Mexico was quite the adventure. We met friends on our first day, fell in love with the city, fell in love with an unfurnished home, signed a year lease, and contracted the nastiest illness ever! But you know what? When I fell sick, the single moms here took over. They shopped for our groceries, took care of us, and just made sure we were okay. That is something I haven’t really experienced anywhere else. I found my tribe in Guanajuato, Mexico. It’s funny because this was so unplanned. But when is life ever planned? I never planned to get married and then go through a Nasty Divorce. I didn’t plan on being a single mom as a teenager and then becoming a single mom again in my 30’s. We can try our best to plan our life but life has a funny way of saying FUCK your plans! I am trying to listen to the universe here. Call that God, Energy or Chocolate for all I care, I am just trying to listen. The universe told me not to freaking drive here. That would have been a disaster. The universe told me to sign that freaking lease that was all in Spanish that I didn’t have any clue what I said so I signed that thing! Now, I am here collaborating with other moms on a program to help other single moms move abroad and live location independent lives. This is all within 3 weeks of stepping foot in Mexico, a country I have fallen deeply and madly in love with even if at times it makes me want to scream!

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What Is This Love Thing You Talk About?

Love. It’s Valentine’s day here as I am writing this. We are actually pretty darn tight on money. The tightest it has been in years which is not a good feeling but I have decided to drag my self out of bed today and go spoil these girls a little. It’s not that I care about this fake holiday really but today is also the anniversary of our first big adventure to Port Aransas.Last year, I decided instead of sulking on this lovey-dovey day, we were going on an adventure and it changed our lives.

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Searching For A Rental Home

Week 1 in Mexico was challenging. I was constantly pushing against my fears and so were the girls. Noone here speaks English so there is a whole bunch of hand motions and Google translate going on. I found a realtor to help us find our home and boy was that in itself a freaking adventure. He didn’t speak a lick of English. I don’t speak a lick of Spanish and how they do house rental shopping here is very interesting. My Airbnb host hooked me up with him. He picked us up and we headed to see the first place. I want to point out that we have not had a discussion about what I was looking for, price- range, bedrooms, style, anything. He randomly stops on the way at some point and starts talking to another vehicle. Okay. Then we drive again and pull up to this apartment building where that other vehicle pulls up to as well. It was a shiny new big Gringo style apartment and I absolutely hated it! The middle child, on the other hand, loved it.

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