Five Year Mexicoversary!
Today it's official, I have been living in Mexico for five whole years. Five years of joy, pain, excitement, terror, confusion, bliss, harmony, stress, boredom, disharmony, peace, change and love. You know, just what all of you have felt in your life in the past five years, normal stuff, but in another language and in a foreign country.
In thinking about how to blog this, my brain jumped from sentimental sop to cheesy irreverence, purely photo post to no pics please, I just couldn't decide how to express all that has happened to me or all that I have learned in five years. And I still haven't, there's just too much to say, I don't think it's possible for one blog post to tell the whole story. I guess that's why we blog in the first place, to have multiple opportunities to plod through the morass of information and experiences we gather in our journeys of life.
So, I will leave it at this and keep it simple. I would not change a thing about the last five years. I've made a lot of mistakes, but I've learned from them. A lot of bad things have happened to me, but they have made me a better, more prepared human being. I've learned Spanish, I've learned how to be a mom, I've learned how to be a better daughter and sister and wife, I've learned how to cook like a "señora", I've learned how to survive a monster hurricane, I've learned how to deal with parasites and thimble jelly fish and time share sales people, I've learned how to live without luxuries, I've learned how to live without electricity or running water or gas, I've learned to not wear shiny jewelry when snorkeling, not to eat tacos from the back of a van, not to put the toilet paper in the toilet, I've learned about the folk tales and traditions of the Yucatan peninsula, I've even learned a little Maya. I've probably learned more about myself than anything, what I am capable of and what my limitations are and what I need from life to be happy.
Thanks to Hubby and Max and kitties and doggy and friends and family and cyber friends and bloggers for keeping me sane, teaching me new things and helping me through all the trials and tribulations of life in Mexico. This is a journey that cannot be done alone and I truly appreciate the gifts I have received from all of you.
(I guess I went to sentimental sop after all, eh?)
I'm trying to put together a slide show of pics, they'll be coming soon but the net is SuperSlow today! As soon as it's ready, I'll get it up for your viewing pleasure.