It’s been two weeks since I arrived and it’s been the best and most peaceful, new chapter I’ve begun. I wake up every day full of gratitude that I am here. I MADE IT. Just like I said in my dream (read previous post). It wasn’t easy to get here and looking back, I feel everything happened as it was supposed to. For today’s post, I want to share some new things that I’ve learned while being here and some really cool surprises I had no idea were in store.
People here are so nice
It amazes me how courteous, respectful, helpful, kind, hospitable and warm hearted are a few of the words I’d use to describe the people of Yucatan. Even on the roads, there are no wrecks that I’ve seen or road rage. People here are laid back.
The weather is amazing
When people say Merida is super hot, I laugh now because compared to Austin, it’s seriously a breeze here. Not once has the weather been over 100 degrees. It rains a lot, and I actually like that because it keeps the temperatures cool. It would be sunny and rain will come out of nowhere.
My new place is in a bougie area
I went to see my apartment with my realtor and it is in a bougie area, I had no idea. It is so beautiful with palm trees and lots of plants everywhere. The Mayan museum is 5 minutes away and I can’t wait to go visit soon. Turns out I am getting all brand new furniture in my place and that wasn’t the original plan, but things always seem to work out in my favor and I have God to thank for the sweet surprise.
My master bedroom has a spectacular view, so much natural light and the patio is so nice, I am in love with it. Originally they had both TV’s to be in the guest rooms and I asked them to put one of the TV’s in the living room and they will mount it so it will be between the dining room and living room. I’m so looking forward to getting a hammock, plants and lights for my huge rooftop patio upstairs.
I just can’t wait to move in come August.
The food is divine
Depending on where you go, but so far, my favorite has been the seafood by the beach when I went to Progreso. I got a lot of groceries this week because I’m trying to eat healthier, but so far I have not been disappointed with the cuisine wherever I end up.
Not on vacation
I feel like I need to say this, but I’m not on vacation. I still work every day at my job and I’m thankful my job lets us work remote because without that, this opportunity wouldn’t have been possible. I decided as soon as I become a temporary resident, I’m going to open my own business here and I still don’t know exactly what that will be, but I’m excited to figure it out as I go.
I can’t wait to keep exploring this beautiful new city I call home. I really feel like I’m reliving my childhood and it’s been such a treat. Living in a different country as an adult, on my own terms, feels very empowering and I feel so free. I moved to the US with my mom’s dream, but now I get to live MY dream here in beautiful Merida!