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!!
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!