One more day

Gimme a T

It has been a somewhat challenging day, doing the rounds of mechanics in outer Playa del Carmen. Oh yeah, we bought a car; dreams of road trips around Mexico and beyond to Central America super-ceding our normally frugal lifestyle. I like to think of it as an adventure in itself, from the hunt for a suitable second-hand SUV, to the process of registering the car as foreign tourists, down to accessing enough money from the ATMs intent on shutting down … Keep reading…

The Paradox of Letting Go

sky small

I’ve been getting a little bound up about things lately. Nothing is particularly problematic, and my life is far from stressful, and yet, I find myself  in a state of mild anxiety about certain things; little things, big things, anyTHING really. I’m not really talking about any particular fear that requires overcoming, but rather my default state of being which is to cling and grab life, to clutch and hold on for fear of what will happen if I just… … Keep reading…

School’s out for Summer! Instagram photo reel

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I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the last few months of volunteering with the KKIS project, a local charity organisation providing English tuition and school supplies to a local school in Playa del Carmen. The grade two and three students I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with on Wednesday afternoons for the last couple months have never failed to impress me with their love of learning and fun. It’s hard to believe the year is already half-way through; since we’ve all worked so hard they’ve … Keep reading…

How you do know if it’s right to make a change?

a thousand miles

I recently received an email that made me smile. It was from Kairi, a Dutch girl living in Amsterdam who is dreaming of making a change in her life. She has a good job which she is grateful for and affords her a good lifestyle, but after visiting Mexico several times, she would love to move here. She wrote to me to ask how I made the decision to change my life, and if I have any regrets. I responded … Keep reading…