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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Nov. 4, 2005 —  “Aren’t you excited?” people have been asking me as our time set to go live in Mexico has been drawing closer.

Actually, no, I have not been excited.

I’m still overwhelmed by everything to get done for both our business and our move out of the house. But even beyond that, it’s been a rough time. I have not been sleeping well. I’ve had spells of depression uncharacteristic of me. I’ve felt a lot of grief at leaving this amazing rural Colorado community full of people interested in alternatives to the mainstream ways of living, people I’ve known for as much as nine years.

Yesterday Kelly and I finally became clear, through a sort of prayer/meditation process that we do:

We are not going to give up Crestone completely.

We’re going to see about having our cake and eating it too! Exactly how this will play out, we don’t know and we don’t intend to pin it down. It will have to unfold. We had been wanting to simplify our lives, and having a home base in the US and one in Mexico doesn’t seem simple. But this will be our path, at least for the near future.

I am happier this morning than I have been in months. There are things we love about life in each country, and we both feel how our decision to keep some sort of home in Crestone and our rented house in Bernal allows us to experience and savor each country and town more fully for what it is.

One thing I’ve noticed already is that if I am going to have time here in Crestone, Colorado, where I have so many English-speaking friends, then I am quite happy to live in Bernal, Queretaro, Mexico, a town I love where few people speak English fluently. So much the better for our improving our Spanish!

There may be times when one of us is here in Crestone and the other one is in Mexico. We have a very close marriage and that will be a challenge, but it also has its appeal.

As for just what living arrangements we will create in Crestone, we have some ideas but nothing is firm yet.

So it will be the bi-location lifestyle for us!

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