I admit, I haven’t been making space lately for this blog in the way that I’d like. A weird thing happens as the weeks go by and I haven’t posted, and then suddenly it feels like it’s been so long and then I think my next post has to be epic to make up for lost time.
But anyway. Continue reading “Winging It”
I’m reminded all the time how living abroad is an ongoing process of expansion and release. Allowing in and letting go. Being open to change. Being vulnerable. Getting over myself. Seeing the world with fresh eyes. Creating new memories. Experiencing what this country has to share, again and again. Continue reading “Crossing: Full Moon In Libra”
There will be days when it feels like everything is moving in slow motion, except time.
There will be days when you realize you’ve been in Belize for almost two years, and it depresses you. There will be days when it excites you. Continue reading “There Will Be Days”
Mercury turned retrograde today. I’m feeling the slowdown as I wrap things up before traveling to New York for the holidays. My focus is shifting inward now. As I’ve been reflecting on the year that 2016 has been (FIERCE), I’m allowing myself to feel all that’s coming up. It’s been an emotional ride. There have been losses and intense challenges. There have also been wonderful moments. I’m grateful for all of it. Continue reading “Onward & Upward”
On Wednesday I turned 40. My sister and a bunch of girlfriends came down to Belize from New York to celebrate with me for a week, and they rented a house in Caye Caulker. We played in the pool, swam in the sea, ate, drank, danced, sang songs and had an awesome time. It was fun and relaxing and silly, and just what I needed. It was exactly how I wanted to spend my birthday. Continue reading “40”
Move to a cabin on a farm owned by a black Belizean family for over twenty years. Recognize that being in Belize for a year has made you slow down even more and want to live further outside of town. Accept that the universe has conspired to bring you to this place that you have been calling in. Trust that this is where you need to be. Continue reading “How To Heal”
Seeing as how Belize only has two seasons – rainy and dry – and it’s hot and tropical all year-round, it feels a little silly to refer to July and August as “Summer.” But there is a shift – the kids are getting out of school, folks are taking vacation time, and everyone is talking about these next couple months as “Summer,” so I will too. Continue reading ““Summertime” In Belize”
When Ro and I decided to move to Belize, it was after many years of conversations about living abroad. Both of us had traveled a lot, and I had lived for a while in Nigeria years earlier. We had talked about moving out of New York City, which extended to us wanting to move out of the States entirely. There were a bunch of reasons for this, ranging from wanting a lower cost of living to wanting a better quality of life. The main reason for me, though, has always been to have a different and more expansive experience, one I imagined would be wonderful in many ways. Continue reading “This Isn’t A Fantasy, And That’s Okay”
It is officially rainy season. We’ve gotten some heavy rains in the past few days, a nice relief from weeks of temperatures hovering around 104 degrees by midday. The nights are cooler again, and this morning I sat out drinking tea and writing in my journal, enjoying a bit of a breeze when I would usually be baking. I welcome the change. Continue reading “A Shift”