Why did we leave the States to move to Mexico?
What about Safety? Schooling? Medical care? Politics? The water? Cows in the road?
We are often asked these questions, usually with intrigue and curiosity, other times with confusion and skepticism.
What about The American Dream?
Why did we relocate our family to Mexico, uproot ourselves from our country of birth, to begin our lives anew?
The answers are varied but all end up at the same place.
A Better Life
We wanted a better life…for our family, our children, our marriage, our dog, our individual and collective physical and emotional health.
We wanted to cultivate abundance and longevity and enjoy the precious, never-to-be-had-again-moments within our days—to get out of the rat race, slow down, smell the flowers, disconnect and reconnect.
To be present to and in the moment.
Baja or Mainland?
Prior to our move to mainland Mexico in 2012, we spent many years exploring the Baja Peninsula, including leasing a 30 by 60 piece of sand in the slow-paced fishing village of Bahia de Los Angeles on the Sea of Cortez.
At one point during our relocation research, BOLA was a serious contender for us—as was La Paz México, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, even North Carolina!
And at the end of the day, we knew in our heart of hearts that it was México—the connection we feel with her and all that she has to offer our family (and we her!)—that was calling our hearts.
Now, nearly seven years later, we do not have any regrets about our decision to raise our family south of the border. The adventure continues to evolve and reveal itself in the magic and gifts of each day.
We are eternally grateful that we have found our place and our purpose here in our Querido México.
*For more on our immigration to Mexico, please visit my article “We Left The American Dream to Raise Our Children in Mexico” as seen featured on The Huffington Post.