I have decided for our last 30 days here in Costa Rica, I am going to write a different post each day covering our thoughts and experiences about living here for a year.
Let me just say that moving here stirred up so many emotions in me last November. Excitement, curiosity, fear, anticipation. Two of my major goals in life had been to live in another country and learn another language. I just never thought I would actually get a chance to do those things, and definitely not so soon in life! You know, I thought it might be a “later in life while I’m in between jobs” kind of thing.
I am so glad we chose to do it now. While travelling around different parts of Central America we have talked to a surprising number of older adult couples who are still out there going on adventures, and the one thing that all of them have said that’s the same was to travel while you are young.
I loved that, because I think that a lot of older adults in the states may recommend the opposite. They tend to have a mindset of work while your young and travel when you retire type of attitude. Why is that, I wonder? We are not guaranteed tomorrow (or retirement for that matter), so why wait?
Why wait for your body to give out, or for an illness to inhibit your actions? I’m not saying to live every day like it is your last, because that’s just not reasonable (and I tend to be a bit of a realist at times). I do think that when you are presented with an opportunity, it is your chance to seize the day, take a risk, and alter your entire future.
I have grown and changed in more ways than I thought possible since I have lived here. Through the next 30 posts I hope to give you some insight on my personal experience. Some posts will be longer and more in depth than others, and most are in no particular order.
I hope you enjoy seeing the last year of my life through my eyes!