New Law

I got a job offer at a hotel in Cancun (Dreams).  Yes, it would entail doing the lovely timeshare that we all know and love. 🙂 haha  Anyway, it is something that I can do in the mean time to make some money and meet new people.  I was very excited until I heard about this new law that Mexico is enforcing.  It states that as of Oct 6th(?) people here cannot go from a tourist visa to a working visa.  One must be hired before entering the country…So, what that means for me is that I must leave the country(which I’m doing anyway) and then be hired by a Mexican consulate.  I don’t know how difficult this will be and it has me a little concerned.  The job I had before(as a teacher) I wouldn’t have a problem, but I’m pretty sure there are Mexicans that could do this job.  I totally understand and hope everything works out.  If it doesn’t then I will stay here as a tourist for a while and then?  Life is crazy!!

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One thing missing…ok maybe two?

I am living in one of the best places!  I have everything I need, perfect weather, a beautiful ocean, lots of friends, awesome food, great place to live, and so much more!  There is something missing…something very important.  I need to find a job!  I have never not had a job.  I feel pretty loca living here and on top of it not having a job before quitting my other job.  I know I did the right thing and I will be fine…I would just feel SO much better if I had a job.  If I was taking a break and had a job lined up in 2 weeks, 3 weeks, or even a month, I would be ok with that as well.  I feel like there is a big stigma even if you are taking a break for a while.  It’s almost like you need to have a job or you are a loser…(unless you are retired, stay at home mom/dad or have a disability,etc).  I obviously don’t fit into of any of these titles.  I know I am not a loser, but it’s weird not having a job.  I am pretty sure that I will be able to find something when I get back from my trip to WI.  I just need to tell myself that it’s ok to take a break and not be freaked out.  I know this break has been very good for me.  I have been able to do many things that I wouldn’t have been able to do if I had a job.  I will post more about that later.  Now that I am doing all these daring things like moving to another country and quitting my job, I’m really excited about the future.   In the past, I did what I thought I “should” do, not what I wanted to do.  It’s so refreshing to live where I want and find a job that I want to do!  How exciting!  I feel like I’m finally living my life!  Everyone should do it! haha  I am open to new ideas for jobs, which is so liberating.  I have worked with kids my whole life, and I can’t wait to do something different!  If anyone has any great ideas on finding a job here, let me know! 😉  I know I posted about this before, but it’s been on my mind a lot lately.  Once I write about it, then I usually feel a bit better.  Thanks for listening/reading.

The other thing/things I’m missing…of course is my family! If they could be here it would be perfect!  Also, another thing I am missing is my dog, Lily.  My parents are her new mom and dad, but I miss her!  I think she would like it here, but not where I’m living(unless she was allowed in the pool). 🙂  No matter what, in life you have to make sacrifices and do what is best for you.  I know that being here is best for me.  I’m willing to skype with my family and friends and see them when I can(for now).

I haven’t fallen in love with anyone, but I am in love with Mexico!