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What Is Fear, but a Preparation

The last three weeks, my family and I have been operating in a deep sense of trepidation. In the past 12 hours, I have experienced some things in the lifting of that worry that I don’t want to forget.   Three weeks ago, I received a phone call saying they had found a mass in…

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A Tsunami of Emotions

We are coming back to The States.   We sat down as a family and talked & together have decided that Loki and I are going to go back to the United States indefinitely.  Alejandro will work and live here & we will work and live there (Loki said, “you can’t forget about me, I…

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Things You Never Thought To Be Grateful For

My son and I were talking the other day about the things we would appreciate when we got back to the US that we never even thought to even think twice about. We thought we’d share some of our list …   Running Water The ability to drink water straight out of the faucet Understanding…

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Risk Losing It All … Without Losing Yourself! (part 2)

I realized that there is another piece of this puzzle, another part of moving to a new place – a new life – that has affected me (us). If you didn’t see part one, you can read it here:  http://www.hsadventure.com/ramblings/risk-losing-it-all-without-losing-yourself/   We did not just come to a new country to live, we came to…

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Reality Check

I wanted to take a moment to give a bit of an update on our immigration status. I say our because it is truly “our” … our whole family, not just my husband. We married and applied for consular processing within a week of being married. When we made that application, we were told it…

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Earthquakes & Hurricanes

  Where I am located in Mexico is far inland, but nestled between two coastal areas. In the last month, we have experienced quite the effect of natural disasters as we have had two hurricanes come through one coast and a major earthquake hit the other coast. Knowing where we would be in Mexico, I…

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Risk Losing It All … Without Losing Yourself!

I have discovered that the risk of giving everything up for someone – or rather not for them but to follow them . . . is that you risk losing yourself.   When you are faced with the choice I faced in life, you either make a choice to keep your identity – as it…

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TIRED of Being Sick!

I have now been sick for over a week with this stomach infection and I am miserable. I am not so oblivious that I don’t realize that part of it is stress, part of it depression, but I am also quite ill. Fevers everyday and I basically can’t eat anything without either diarrhea or stomach…

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Freedom from the Bonds of Expectation

I woke this morning with a realization that stayed with me all day. I realized that for the first time in my life I am free from all the expectations life puts on us. It’s a very interesting place to be. It makes me question a lot in my life. I am not sure if…

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An Interview

Today, I had an interview for a teaching position here in Mexico. I haven’t had an interview (unless you can consider potential client meetups) in …. well, a really long time! I interviewed with one of the technological prep schools here, which are like our Trade Schools, for a position as an English teacher. It…

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“Free Range”

Totally random blog post today about chickens. There are lots of animals here I could write about… in fact I could do a whole series! But, today I was up at 5am as were all the chickens. I had this funny thought. In the USA we buy ‘free range’ chickens because they are healthier, better…

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How Is One Supposed to Work?

I am having one of those tear my hair out kind of days!   I don’t know how I am supposed to make money here?! I came down to Mexico with three ideas – one, I could teach English; two, I could keep designing with my company, Muse; three, I could just get a job…

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Energy in the Water?!

Today I had the strangest experience. We were at my father in law’s house and I went to wash my hands for dinner, when I pulled my hands out of the water, they were vibrating! Not shaking, not pulsing, … vibrating like electricity was running through them.   Here, many homes do not have indoor…

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A Letter to My Ex

Sometimes life offers us a unique gift – the opportunity to see ourselves in a way we do not often get the chance to truly see. I find that life has offered me that opportunity and I have embraced it, and in doing so I find I want to share something with you. I know…

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