I had this vision of what it would be like to live here in Mexico. Our day would start with us rolling out of bed and walking the ten minutes or so down to the beach, still half-asleep. We would bring our mugs of coffee with us, and finish them sitting on the sand while watching the sun come up over the water. Today, it was just like that. We stumbled outside at 5:45 and realized that it was actually really cloudy (the photo above is from a couple weeks ago), but decided to go anyway. The walk took us much longer than usual because I’m not very good at drinking coffee while walking at the best of times, and the state of the sidewalks here require much more attention. We made it to the beach just as the sun was coming up. There was a thin strip of cloudless sky on the horizon so the sun slowly rose and then slipped behind the clouds again. We sat there for a long time with our feet in the sand, watching the waves.
I keep thinking I should be keeping a journal of our time here. We have been here since the end of September, and the time is slipping by so quickly. The first few weeks felt like an eternity because everything was so jarringly new. Jarring in a good way. Now that we have settled into a bit more of a routine, time is starting to speed up again. There are many things that I would like to keep track of, from our favorite places here, to some other completely unrelated things that have been occupying my mind. Things that I have been processing and feel it would be helpful to jot my conclusions down. So while the subject matter here may vary over the next while, it is safe to say there won’t be much in the way of interior design or projects. That would be because our lease in our current apartment ends in January, at which point we will be packing all of our things into our carry-on luggage and going to Australia for a few weeks. Hardly seems worth it to fix up our totally adequate, furnished apartment, only to start from scratch when we get back in March. Yes, I realize that these restrictions are self-imposed, but some restrictions are really freeing.