It was June. It was November. Or January. It was anytime a coworker vacationed anywhere. Envy. And a little bit of jealousy that I could tamper down with some deep breathing. Scotland, Tennessee, a Caribbean cruise, anywhere, but especially the exotic. Why didn’t I ever make plans to travel? These are my regrets. Continue reading
“It’s nice to meet you! You’re going to homeschool, right?” She said. “You shouldn’t homeschool. You should send your kids to school here in Mexico.”
I was taken aback. However, it ended up being the norm here. I would meet an expat and they would immediately tell me to not homeschool my children in Mexico. The two biggest (and only) reasons given?
I really don’t feel like writing much. I’m also not convinced that I’ll end up posting this. If you’re reading it, then clearly I did. I think I’m having some culture shock.
There are many great things about moving to a new place. There are also some downsides. Some I did expect and others that blindsided me.
Yep. Murphy of Murphy’s Law deserves a punch in the face.
It’s a storm of activity around here and it won’t be calm until we are in Mexico. I think that’s normal. What isn’t normal is how poorly this move is going. Due to a malicious set of circumstances, everything major that needs to be done for our move is happening during the last two weeks of living in the USA.
Blissmersion’s first anniversary is here! I took a moment to reflect on my first official year blogging. Things have changed dramatically in one year. First, we had the real estate situation from hell (okay, it wasn’t THAT bad) and that put the kabosh on traveling. How on earth do you start a travel blog and then become unable to travel much? Continue reading
I read several travel blogs. Some regularly and some only a few posts. One thing I’ve noticed is how glossy it seems when people say they’ve sold all their stuff to either travel the world or move to a new country. It sounds so easy! I’m here to tell you that moving sucks, whether it’s across town or across the world. Even when you have help via your place of employment. Continue reading
I really want to visit Antarctica. And Greenland. Also Iceland. I’d also really love to visit Holland, Azerbaijan, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Britain, and Tahiti. And how can I forget New Zealand?! This doesn’t count as a travel bucket list, does it? Continue reading
I’m struggling today. I dropped my senior cat off at his foster home yesterday and said (a temporary) goodbye. He is stressed, of course. I’m sad. And I carry the burden of guilt. I wasn’t feeling the guilt before I left him there, but it turned on full force today. Continue reading
Newsflash! We are traveling via airplane soon! It’ll be the first time flying with kids (dun, dun, dun!) Knowing that we will be flying soon, I looked into car seats again. We wanted to replace our despised current car seat with a Britax Frontier. We also have a Britax Boulevard and that one is very easy to install correctly. In addition, two friends have the Frontier and recommend it specifically for ease of use.
We love Britax seats. That decision was easy. But I started thinking ahead to traveling by myself with two kiddos who need car seats. How on earth is that going to work?! Continue reading