Thursday, August 21, 2008

One day at a time

Many of you have been asking how I am doing and coping especially after everything that has happened since I arrived in Mexico. Here is an excerpt from an e-mail I sent to my aunt and this pretty much sums it up.

At the end of the day, I am happy that I am here as it has always been a dream of mine. I have had some rough times but that all related to a man that I thought I knew and not the country that I know and love. So, as a result, I will not let that taint my view of this amazing country and it's beautiful people. Like any other country in the world, there are "bad eggs", and so I have seen it for what it is and will not let that change my goals or plans. Of course, it seems that much harder and is certainly overwhelming, but I have been fortunate enough to meet some amazing new people who are helping to make this transition so much better. Also, I have some local friends here that would do anything for me........and i mean ANYTHING. They would put me up in their one bedroom house (that already has two people living there!). And so, here I am....living each moment and trying to be "present" for every minute of it. I have met some beautiful people along the way already.....and for that, I am grateful. So that is what I am trying to focus on... not the bad stuff, but the fact that if it were not for the "bad stuff", I would never have met these beautiful people! Pretty incredible, if you think about it. Don't get me wrong....I have had some terrible and very difficult days and moments, but in those times, I think about mom, and the very strong woman and role model she was and feel a sense of strength that is indescribable.

3 comments:

BoBo's Mom said...

Everything happens for a reason and it's great that you have that attitude. You've done well for yourself so far and I have no doubt you'll be absolutely fine in Mexico. Afterall, you have inherited your mom's genes. However, we (I think I can speak for all your dear friends in Cowtown) still hope that someday you will be back in Canada, even if it's only for a short visit!!

New Beginnings said...

Thanks so much C. I can't wait for you to get here for your visit.....10 more sleeps!!!!!!!!!

Bro said...

Hey Tell, once I get to Ottawa, I will find out more or less my leave schedule for the winter. I finally signed up to this thing so now I can leave my comments directly on here vice having you to go and check your e-mail/facebook. Hope all is well