I began this blog just a couple days ago as a way to keep track of my thoughts, my journey and maybe give someone out there a light bulb moment. And selfishly, I think it would be cool if 100 years from now one of my great, great, great, great grand kids reads this blog and gets to connect to his/her heritage through it. But for now, it’s a place to write down thoughts, ideas, experiences and philosophy as I tell my story the way I see it and the way it unfolds.
My dream is to someday go live in Mexico. I don’t know why but I just feel like I must go live that experience. When? I don’t know. How? I don’t know. Why? I don’t know that either. All I know is right now I live a comfortable life here in the U.S. and I am grateful.
I Have the Following Apprehensions and Concerns Just Like Everyone Else
Is it safe?
What about my kids? I have an 8 year old and an 11 year old.
What about schooling?
What about healthcare? I mean isn’t Mexico a third world country.
What about the cartels?
What about a job?
What about the water?
What about all the beggars on the street?
What will my friends and family think?
What if my wife hates it?
What if my kids hate it?
What if I hate it?
What about the fear?
What about the unknown?
Do they have internet?
Do they have schools?
What if my kids don’t speak Spanish?
Should I just go for the summer?
Should I plan to stay permanently?
Should I just go visit, travel and explore?
What about the Zika virus?
What about all the cows in the road?
What about insurance?
Where am I going to work?
How will I make a living?
Isn’t it unpatriotic to want to live outside the U.S.?
So these are just a couple of concerns I have at the moment and maybe some or all are valid or maybe none are valid but I do want to find out.
Current State of Affairs
To give you a current state of affairs I’m 38 years old, currently have a full time job, my wife doesn’t work, my kids attend a great school. The only outstanding debt I have left is my school loan. Our plan is to purchase a home here in the U.S. in a couple of years and make the dreaded 30 year commitment. The only feasible long term plan right now is to keep working until I can retire in my mid-60’s which is about when my home will be paid off, then sell the house, retire in Mexico and come visit my kids and their family once or twice a year.
Let’s see where life takes us and let’s get started on the journey to hopefully create a new future for my family. A future designed by the type of lifestyle we desire to live.
Gracias Amigos y Saludos!