the journey

My personal ups and downs about moving to and living in Mexico as an expat.

  • not sure what to hope for

    not sure what i’m hoping for

    After two weeks of almost obsessive deliberation, I have finally emailed the landowners about the possibility of living out of town on their beachfront property. The truth is, as nice as it is to get away, it’s…

  • it's all part of the journey

    it’s all part of the journey

    It has been such a long time since I’ve written. Mainly because so much has happened. While writing is generally my release, this time, it was not. To be honest, nothing was. But I am here to…

  • the october storms that changed everything

    the october storms that changed everything

    It has been such a long time since I’ve written anything. At least for here. Things were going well until the seasonal storms began arriving one after the other this past October. In all my years here…

  • the reality of head-on culture clashes

    the reality of head-on culture clashes

    I arrived here as prepared as I could, having physically selected all the right things and having mentally prepared for all the things that would inevitably go wrong. While I didn’t do a bad job in my…

  • until then

    until then

    I had the most vivid dream about you. Like many dreams, it made next-to-no sense, but it felt incredibly real all the same. It’s been more than 20 years since we dated. Over the past 10, since…

  • another forgotten birthday

    another forgotten birthday

    I hate to say it, but it was your birthday today and I forgot. It was also the anniversary of his dying. It sucks that he died on your birthday. I always wondered about that…a way for…

  • time in the life of an expat

    time in the life of an expat

    I am a writer and I am far from home. It’s a long story. I’ve been living in a country that is not my own for nearly four years. How I got here is a story unto…

  • things that make me happy

    As a writer by trade, I am also a dog mum, chocolate lover, book enthusiast and collector of meaningful quotes such as A room without books is like a body without a soul (Marcus Tullius Cicero). It…