I live in Mexico. I moved here in 2006 as a footloose and fancy-free married lady, sans children. Two sweet daughters and nearly six years later, we’re still here.
We planned on living for here for about… oh, two years.
Q. Do we want to live here indefinitely?
A. Truthfully? No.
We had our babies here. We became a family here. I turned 30 here. I’ve learned to speak a different language (sort of) and live my life in a country that is not my own.
This place will always be special. But I don’t want to get into all the reasons why this has been the best experience of my life. That’s a much longer post for a much more introspective day.
Q. Do I want to own a vacation home here so that I can come back on your private jet whenever I’d like?
A. Absolutely. We’ll work toward that. (See the next question.)
Q. Is that feasible right now?
A. Not quite.
Q. That said, what’s next? Where will we go?
A. No. Idea.
I think the question is almost too vast; too boundless. Sure, the job landscape will have a pronounced influence on where we’ll call home; but where or where? That is the question.
Q. Would I consider moving back to Ohio?
A. Reluctantly, yes.
A. Because I miss some incredible people there. And I want my incredible peeps to know my children and to love them, too.
When it feels right.
Q. Would you move to, say, California? Or Colorado? Or Texas?
A. Yes, maybe. And Yes. And probably not.
So, I have a little survey of sorts. PLEASE play along. I want to hear why you are where you are.
Remember, you can anonymously leave comments, too!
1. Where do you live? (Be as specific as you want, but please give the state.)
2. Why do you live there? (What/who keeps you there?)
3. Have you left and decided to come back? Or have you always lived where you live?
4. Do you want to live elsewhere? Where and why?
5. Where do you think we should go next?
Even if you don’t normally comment, I’d appreciate if you would today.