A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!

Rosana

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Sept 10, 2008 — We’re all here. I’m sure we have our Mexican counterparts but right now I’m thinking about us foreigners. The drama gets pretty intense at times.

Okay, I’ll fess up that Kelly and I are the introverts and the extroverts — both of us. We do enjoy going out now and then, we like talking with people and meeting new people. But when it comes down to it, both of us tend to be happiest working on our many projects: writing, gardening, learning new things.

For example, when Kelly’s sister was here, she got us started with Wild Goose Chi Gong. I really took to it and am learning more, bit by bit, via DVD. This form of Chi Gong is known as a “medical” type, and I must say that seeing the health problems of other foreigners here has me on a fitness kick, losing weight, getting more exercise, and almost completely eliminating wheat and all sweeteners from my food.

That leaves the paranoids and drama queens. I’m sure I could qualify for one or another title now and again, but I was actually thinking of various other people and events over recent months. (Add drama kings, it’s certainly not just women.) I will spare you the details of these sagas.

I was chatting about this over lunch with friends today, a couple who have been here several years longer than our nearly three years. The woman commented that one of the main things that she loves here is the sense of  community among the foreigners.

People tend to know each other, help each other out, make allowances for each other’s foibles (however massive), and be warm and friendly to a degree she doesn’t see in the US. Her husband pointed out that we all came here from someplace else.

I’m a bit nuts, some of them are a bit nuts. And maybe you’d fit right in too!

1 Comment from old blog:

At September 10, 2008 12:34 PM,  Catalyst said…

When I lived in Mexico, the joke went “Half of the Americans in Mexico aren’t wanted in the United States. The other half are!”

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