If you are an occasional reader or a dedicated follower of my blog (sign up in the sidebar of the site), you know I have been living an incredible life in Jalisco, México, for the past nine months. After training in Guadalajara and teaching in Tlaquepaque, I made a goal for myself to live and work in Puerto Vallarta. By taking chances, Visioning® my future and moving swiftly, in a short time, I fulfilled a dream. It’s spooky once you realize that thoughts really do become things.
Leaving my amazing friends, my Saturdays with La Brigada and favorite cuisine, wasn’t completely voluntary. After experiencing problems with my work Visa (and circumstances that may have taken months to sort out), I decided to stay in the US and look ahead. After all, what do you do when you achieve your goals and make a dream come true?
Not many people know that before I decided on México in 2012, I applied to and was accepted by WorldTeach, a non-profit organization that places teachers in the schools of developing countries. As decision time drew near, I elected to go with México, since I had visited there before and it felt familiar. I also wanted my first experience living outside of the US to be challenging but not overwhelming.
It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. – Gabriel García Márquez
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. – Rosa Parks