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A little hiatus, and a request
Journal Post #38: September 24th 2023, Tulum Mexico
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I have been blogging for several years, sometimes about traveling sometimes about other things, sometimes consistently sometimes sporadically. But, this past year, while I discovered so much that was new to me, I felt like there was only one option: to write. These weekly journal posts were born out of an intense desire to share what I was learning during our sabbatical, what surprised me or moved me, what made me wonder, and what I thought might make you wonder too. I hope it did.
Now that we are back in a familiar place and routine, I have been thinking about how to evolve this space we share. The reality is that our lives are changing. We won’t stop traveling, but it will be different, so it feels that my writing should be too.
So, my dear reader, I ask for your help. Tell me, what do you want to see here? what are you interested in reading? I’d love to know. Please comment on this post or reach out directly in email with any and all ideas and requests. Do you want to keep seeing journal posts like what I have been sending lately, or also more recommendations, stories, and opinions? You can also reach out simply to say hi :).
For now, I am going on a little hiatus, probably for just a few weeks. I need some space to think, feel, and be. Some time to settle into this new-old life of ours, without thinking about what I should be writing next.
The truth is that it has been way too easy to come back, completely natural to get into the day to day routines, effortless to be busy with life and work. I am not sure why I thought coming back to “real-life” would feel shocking, the reality is that it’s been quite the opposite. So comfortable that the last 15 months sometimes feel like a dream. A truly lovely dream.
Where are we now?
We are home, in Tulum Mexico, where we will be until end of November. I am happy to be home, to be in a familiar place, to speak and be spoken to in Spanish, to be surrounded by lush jungle, to hear birds chirp every morning, to sweat every time I move (from the humidity), to swim in the Caribbean, to have my kitchen, to play beach racket and paddle tennis, to see friends, and in general to occupy a magical space I designed and love. But, I am also stressed, managing dozens of fixes to the house, making some difficult decisions, applying and interviewing for (remote) jobs, and planning for all our upcoming travels. But, Tulum beach is at its most beautiful and the town at its most chill, so I am not complaining :).