this summer, when i was conjuring up ideas of what life in sayulita might be like, i was given a piece of advice from a friend who had previously lived abroad with a small child. she said "just remember - it's not vacation." we've been here in mexico a little over 2 weeks now and it's true. we're not on vacation anymore. we've found our way around, gotten our rhythms down, made some friends. it feels like we live here now.
we do get to swim in the pool, surf, paddleboard, build forts on the beach - all sorts of things that we don't do back home. but in between all of that stuff it's still just the 4 of us doing our thing - working, schooling, grocery shopping, eating, cleaning, sleeping, laughing, crying, screaming. (some of us do those last 2 more than others.) just daily life stuff. and so, though nothing is exactly the same, in a strange way it doesn't feel all that different.
it's just life. beautiful life.