Taking the next Step
Everyone deserves to take some time for themselves and have new experiences. Too often than not we are so wrapped up in our daily lives and living based on someone else’s schedule, that we don’t get to do what we want and spend time on ourselves. This is how my life used to be, which lead me to feel disconnected from my purpose and realize that I needed to make a change to prioritize myself, so I can live the life I always dreamed of.
In the past, I always played it safe. I was too scared to take the plunge without knowing how it would turn out. I was too afraid to step outside my comfort for fear of getting hurt and feeling vulnerable. I was tired of living within a safety net and decided to create the life I really wanted to live. I stopped self-doubting myself and instead I said “why not?” So in June of 2015, my girlfriend Amanda Smith and I sold all of our belongings packed whatever we could into our suitcases, brought our dog and decided to write a new chapter of our life in Mexico.
Moving is Never Easy
Moving to Mexico meant we couldn’t bring everything we owned, or wanted to take with us. We had to stop and think about what we couldn’t live without and what we could let go. This was an important process, I now have a deeper understanding about how little stuff I really need to live.
One of the hardest things about moving is the friendships and bonds you create and develop. Along with saying goodbye to friends I had to also say goodbye to the clients, and students I had worked with over the years.
Closing the door of my empty house one final time was very emotional. I was scared about the future, but also had a very weird calm feeling of being free and know we made the right decision. Everything that I needed or cared about was in a truck. I didn’t have to worry about my house or my life we were leaving behind.
When one door closes another opens
This change of scenery gives us an opportunity to start fresh and live in the moment. We simply get to be who we want to be and live the way we want to live. When I find myself not fully present and thinking about what is going on where I used to live. I always stop and say to myself “It doesn’t matter, you are in Mexico!” this is the present!
We have never been so excited in our life for what the future holds. We plan on having many new experiences and live based on our own schedule, and following our biggest excitement. This move isn’t about just sipping on Margaritas by the beach every day. Instead, this opportunity is going to finally give us the time we need for ourselves and give us a clean slate to follow our passion.