Confession time. A couple of weeks ago, I got on a plane to Mexico City without a return ticket. The most asked question I've received is Why?!
I have wanted to live in Mexico City since I first stepped foot here in 2015. Since then, I left DC for Belgium (not Mexico), returned to my home state of Colorado (also not Mexico), quit the job that took me to all of those places (ready to go to Mexico), and then we were all grounded by the pandemic. The last year and a half has been tough all-around but it also made it even more clear that I needed out.
I could sit here and list all the reasons of why I needed a break from the US or why Mexico City has my heart, but they're irrelevant. The fact of the matter is I was unhappy where I was and a magical moment wasn't going to change that. It was my responsibility to move towards the life I envision for myself. A life that brings me joy.
That is what I want for each and every one of us. I implore you to evaluate what is and isn't working for you in your life and take the steps necessary to make your desires a reality. Advocate for yourself. We may not get everything we want, but miserable is not a way to live. Because "if we're not talking about quality of life, then what are we even talking about?”