"Poco a Poco", is a saying in Mexico that I am very fond of. This translates to little by little. But, what is lost in the translation is what I hold dear, "little by little everything comes together".
What follows are my stories of living life little by little.........
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Almost Four Years Later
This September (2012), we will have been in Yucatan for four years. For my husband Jim, who I will now refer to in future blogs as "El Senor", the transition of retirement and moving to a new country has been easy. He enjoys telling me how his feet where meant to be in the sand! As for me, I needed a year to detox from the working world. I struggled daily with the feeling of not accomplishing enough "things" in one day. If I wasn't busy all day long, I must be wasting time! Over the years, family and friends have often asked if we are happy and would you do it again? The answer is YES, on both fronts.This journey continues to be filled with life lessons. The opportunity to look at life through a new window is priceless and I will continue to share the "view" through this blog! We have had the good fortune of meeting and becoming friends with some amazing people. We have purchased a house and have made it home. Visitors are always welcome! We continue to immerse ourselves within our community. Though we still struggle with the Spanish language, we have made great strides over the years. We remain hopeful that one day we will be able to converse in full grammatically correct sentences! I must say, our attempts are always appreciated and usually bring on a smile or a laugh. Currently, the most frequently asked question is what do you do all day? We simply survive. We continue to travel mainly by bicycle. We prefer to shop locally and daily for our food. Depending on what we want to eat for the day, gathering of the necessary ingredients, may require stopping at 3-4 different tiendas (small neighborhood mom & pop grocery stores). Needless to say, the day passes quickly. I am now ecstatic if I accomplish one "thing" a day! Purchasing and preparation of food excluded. My how life has changed..........