Hola everybody! I know, I know, it's been a long time since I've written but here I am with a brand new post and hairdo!
So, what's the Canuck been up to? Working, exploring, being mom and cleaning up after six cats. I've got a new car (her name is Dusty and I love her!), got a new kitty named Blaze (love her too!) and a "new" job!
Dusty The Adventuremobile
Blaze: Kitty Number Six
After years of working freelance, writing in my jammies from home and enjoying it MASSIVELY, I was invited to interview for a travel agency here in Cancun to create content and develop and implement strategies in social media marketing. I confess that I was hesitant to return to "la vida Godinez" (a very Mexican expression for "office worker/drone") after years of "freedom" and no uniforms. I was frank about my doubts and clear about the conditions I would need to commit to the change. We came to an agreement and I joined the team at GoMexico.
Canuck knows how to fish n chill photo courtesy the FABULOUS Marhu
My kid is obsessed. Deeply, passionately obsessed about fishing. He doesn't watch TV, he doesn't care for video games, he only wants to FISH and watch anything on Youtube about fishing, fishing gear, knots, boats, lures, techniques, the ones that got away and the ones that put up a good fight.
I won't complain, there are worse things that a kid could do! We talk a lot about "responsible fishing", how to return the fish as quickly as possible to the sea with as little distress as possible (we are pure catch and release), keeping the beach clear of old hooks, lines and nets, showing respect for the animals and their environment. He is gentle and kind and truthfully, I've seen him give the fish a kiss before releasing it back to the ocean (gross but true!)
Finding a good place to fish without a boat in Cancun has been a harder task than I anticipated. The gorgeous beaches are lovely, but not home…
One of the downsides to living in Mexico is the certainty that at some point you will have some new neighbours, close neighbours, little teeny tiny neighbours living in your intestines. Amoebas and parasites are just part of life here. They build up gradually, sometimes you don't even realize you've got them, starting off with some minimal discomfort, growing into a love affair with the toilet. Most folks living in Cancun eat and drink a LOT of yogurt (blech) or take acidophilus tablets to help promote the growth of the good flora and fauna of the digestive system, but even still they'll getcha, they always getcha in the end (pun intended).
Even taking all the precautions in the world can't prevent these little critters from throwing a party in your pants. You can get them from the water, under-washed fruits and veggies, undercooked meat, bad hygiene, touching someone else who is infected or even just breathing in dust that might have the eggs of the parasites atta…