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Sunday, April 3, 2011


Well, folks, the proverbial "crap" has "hit the fan."  I didn't plan on doing it the way I did, but it REALLY needed to be said.  Funny thing is, I didn't even say it directly.

Out of respect for my family's privacy I won't share too many details.  This will be a journey of sorts for them too, after all.  I'll just tell you that Mom and I were on the phone and at the end of the conversation the subject of future plans came up, I alluded to the fact that we are looking at moving to Mexico but I didn't say "Mexico" at all.  I just left it to her imagination.

The next morning it became evident through an email that she had guessed it.  It's been all downhill from there.

In the past three days I've had numerous anxiety attacks, which I was able to overcome with breathing techniques and a bit of Valeria.  I've got enough cortisol flowing through my body to sustain a 100-mile run being chased by a bear.  Yesterday I drank 4 beers with no difficulty.  On the upside, I also had a really meaningful discussion with my father, which was a really big deal to me.  I won't go into details there either, out of respect to my family's privacy.

This is just the beginning.  It's become evident to me that my siblings have been made aware of the situation as well.  With everyone in the know, we will now have to undergo a battery of interrogations/discussions, explain ourselves and defend ourselves, and consider countless reasons as to why we should not move to Mexico.

Let the campaign begin.


  1. Good Luck. But no matter what you have to do what is best for your family and what you want. There were definetly people in my family that said no way, you are just not going. I felt bad but I finally had to put my foot down and say this is whats happening and you can either support me or not. And no matter what you have to take care of yourself stress can take out so much on our bodies. It is hard and you are going to feel bad no matter what happens but I hope they do support you one day when the time comes.

  2. Oh Lorraine, I'm so sorry to hear this. I think it's quite normal though. My parents lost their minds too, the big difference was that I was already in Mexico. It took them years and years to finally accept my decision. They even blamed for bringing my sister to Mexico who is 7 years older than me. And look at what Lisa wrote in her comment. You will do what's best for your family. Hang in there and keep breathing. :)

  3. Thank you, both. I am feeling a LOT better now, because my parents have come down from the initial shock. They still aren't thrilled, but they both have said they support us in whatever we decide. I realize we still have a long road ahead. But at least my heart has stopped palpitating! :)