Yes, it's official, I am done with Mexico, at least for now. Staying there was not in the cards, but it was a great experience for the 4 weeks I was there. So with gratitude, I close this chapter and embark on a new journey.
So for those of you committed enough to keep visiting my blog, you are in for a real treat. Instead of this being an exciting travel blog, exposing you to unique sights and wonderful stories from another country, it will transform into something quite the opposite. I plan on giving updates and insights from the "other side", the less-than-glamorous position I find myself in currently. It's not a bad place to be, just quite different.
So starting at ground zero is an interesting concept, one that seems to be quite divorced from what our culture/society drills into our gullible minds. Upward mobility, an ever-increasing circle of friends, more security, more possessions, increasing wealth/income, and a clear-cut "path" seem to be benchmarks of a life moving properly forward. However, for some, like myself, the path of normalcy has been hard to come by. Rather than traversing a well-worn path, I am more often finding myself hacking through dense jungle vegetation, trying to create my own. Just when I think I've spotted some sort of "path", I quickly lose it, and then the machete comes out again. It's hard, sweaty work, and the constant mosquito bites and cuts on my shins sometimes tempt me to give up. But I'm here in the jungle, and giving up isn't an option, because the sun teasing the forest floor is filtering in from somewhere, isn't it?
So maybe the sun is setting on one phase of my life, and I am merely waiting till sunrise to embark on the next leg of my journey. It's definitely an odd place to be, and one that I know most everyone has experienced at one point in their lives. But when things fall away, and "plans" fall apart, the safety net that is somehow carrying me through all of this sure seems quite fragile. But it is there nonetheless, and for that, I am grateful.
Thanks for following along...