I’ve been AWOL for too long, sorry about that! It’s been hard to think of interesting things to blog about when we’ve been mostly home and nothing seems new enough or interesting enough to share with you. But that is going to change!
I’ve recently been thinking about the reasons that the blog has sort of taken a back seat in my life and I believe one of the big reasons is Facebook. Most of us on Facebook have a love-hate relationship with it and I’m no different. Well actually maybe I am as it’s mostly turning into a hate-hate relationship. So many interactions are really just a little “like” or “heart” and while those are nice they are not very meaningful. I’m sure most of you have thought about exiting Facebook at one time or another. I am almost to that point and am thinking I’ll be leaving by the end of the year. So please if you are one of my Friends or have Liked or Followed Countdown to Mexico, please sign up on the right side of the page for my mailing list so you don’t miss a post. I plan on sticking with Instagram for now so you can follow me there for photos if you’re into that. Follow the Instagram link on the right side, too.
Back in the heyday of blogs (like in 2007 – 2015 or so) you could really learn a lot about life in Mexico by curating a blogroll. I have made so many good friends while blogging – other bloggers but also many blog readers. I’m going to try to blog more about what life is like here for those who are considering Mexico. I know it’s a big move and getting a glimpse of life in your target area can really help your transition.
I’ll never be the kind of blog to follow when you need the nuts and bolts of applying for a visa or importing your car or whatever. But you might find it interesting to see how daily life goes for an American living in a noisy barrio in a small town on Lake Chapala.
My philosophy is really “just go for it.” Don’t ask Facebook where to buy ribbon or where the closest laundry is or where the best tacos are. Go find them yourself! That is what makes this life an adventure every day. That’s why I love it here. People are nice, and generally (well, when we could see them without a mask, that is) smiling and helpful. I encourage you to learn some Spanish, read the local paper, shop at local tiendas and become friendly with your neighbors.
So that’s my new resolution – to be a blogger you can count on for fun and interesting posts on everyday life. I hope you’ll let me know (by leaving a comment) things you’d like me to write about or questions you have. Also, if you know other blogs that could be included in my blogroll, please send me a link in a comment, too.
If you’re new to the blog, I have been blogging since 2006 – which was before we even moved to Mexico. We arrived in late 2007 so there is lots here to entertain you… just go to the right side of the page and select a month (or go to the beginning and work your way forward.) You can also choose a Category and browse the blog by topic. Any and all comments are welcome. Maybe you want to go to the About page and learn about us first. Anyway, if you’re new here, welcome!
(That picture at the top? Look closely. Mi Casa Es Tu Casa is set in stone UPSIDE DOWN! I love it!