I seem to have lost the focus of this blog, and thus my interest in it.
Over the years it had slowly morphed itself into a depiction of only the island. I was becoming nothing but a travelogue of how beautiful this place is. It was hard for me to keep that up because, as much as I love it, it is not always a beautiful place to live. Nowhere is.
Blogging was something new to the internet when I started this blog. Over the years many new voices have chimed in. There are now several blogs that focus entirely on the island and nothing else. Some of them are quite good and I read them myself. I recommend that if you are interested only in the island, you do a Google search and find some of them.
I just went through one of the hardest years of my life and it took a great toll on me. And it has changed who I am and how I view life in general now. It has been two months since my brother passed and the grief within me is as strong as the day we said our farewells to him. He will always be with me and I need to accept that and move on.....if even just a little bit.
My "mission statement", if you will, is contained in the header of this blog. I have read it again several times, considering if I want to change it or not. I don't. I still want to continue to share my adventures and just daily life with you all. I do not want to be travel blog, full of nothing but candy rainbows, about this island.
So if you choose to read along, you will hear about my life, my thoughts, my travels and anything else that may pique my interest. My mission statement says "life in Mexico" but it will not only be about that. Life is a continuing, changing thing. I may not always be in Mexico but I will share my life wherever I am.
Again, this year, I will be splitting my time between Isla Mujeres, Merida and Michigan. And anywhere else I visit. I invite all of you to come spend the year with me. Who knows what we may discover?