Almost 20 in Mexico! Wow! I cannot believe it! Almost 20years ago, when we were packing up to leave San Jose California, we had to keep pinching ourselves to prove that we were really going to leave the US of a and live our dream.
Well after 20 years the dream has been knocked around, expanded and changed.
We bought a house, spent a fortune making it livable and in 2005 sold it.
We built our dream home on the beach in El Comitan a lovely neighborhood outside of town, surrounded by a biological preserve. And then we sold that an moved up the hill above the village and with an amazing view. This was our second time building a home in Mexico, and the third and maybe the last home that we will live in here.
In the past 20years I have sold real estate, written columns about real estate, written a book about real estate, was the closing director of a cross-border mortgage company and am now back to writing about it. But I have RETIRED from real estate sales and am now offering you private consultation and multi-media course on all aspects of moving to Mexico.
In my daily life I am still frustrated with the bureaucracy of life in Mexico.
But I have many friends, get out and about and do lots of different things, and always have a story to tell.
That’s what this blog is all about, a slice of my life, with espresso on the side. It could not possibly be my life without espresso.
Just like back in California where several coffee shops knew what my brew of choice is, so do the espresso cafes and restaurants I frequent here know what Cafe estilo de Susan is!
And now for the past 14 months I have lived the life of an expat widow. On July 27, 2018, my Beloved of 36 years took his last breath. Everything I wrote until now he edited. I have been afraid to write because I feared the pain of loss would spill over into my writing.
I am back! I am writng for you on this blog. I have a sewing blog and a moving to Mexico blog. Tehy all need updating, and all of that is in the works.
I have such love and gratitude for my friends and family. I have gratitude and hope for the future that I am constructing for myself.