The 30 Day Challenge

Why I Love to Live in Mexico. The Thirty Day Challenge

Yesterday my new friend in San Miguel, Donna Myers, sent me a challenge via FaceBook. The assignment is that each day, for the next 30 days, I will give a reason for why I love living in Mexico. I have been here in San Miguel for 2 1/2 months and will be traveling in other parts of the country for the next 3 1/2 months. This trip is an exploration, not just of Mexico, but of a new way of living. Fred and I have fallen in love with San Miguel, and have already rented a house here for 6 months next year.
Since we have been here, I have posted very little on this blog, but quite a lot on FaceBook. My theory has been that one picture is truly worth a thousand words. But, I have decided to use Donna’s challenge as a motivator to talk a little bit more about what is going on. As another blogger said the other day, “If I don’t tell my story, who will?”
So I hope that those who have seemed to enjoy the photos will go a little deeper with me for the next 30 days as I tell you why I love living life in Mexico.
REASON NUMBER ONE. NO BAGGAGE.
Not to imply that we are traveling light. The back of the Rav 4 we are driving is pretty full. You need a bit of stuff to travel for 6 months. What I mean is that when I am in Mexico, I feel that my identity is solely defined in the moment. It has nothing to do with what I did for a living, my accomplishments, or any preconceived notions that someone may have of me. I am also learning to free myself from expectations that are self-imposed. I feel very anonymous here, and I like that feeling. I have started to realize that life is like a play, except there is no dress rehearsal. As I enter the third act of this play called My Life, I would like to recreate myself a bit, and to truly feel that I have turned a page. I want my days and experiences to be new. I want to feel a sense of adventure, and being in Mexico provides that opportunity.

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3 thoughts on “The 30 Day Challenge

  1. Excellent start, Margaret, and I have to say I felt the same way when I moved back to Mexico. I am loving the process of recreating myself for the third chapter. Thanks for playing along with the challenge.

  2. We’ve loved the photos and commentary, Margaret, but Donna’s challenge was an astute one, if this first entry is any indication of what’s to come.

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