Towards the end of our long walk, as I was talking about the multi-step process of bringing our dog with us (which of course is laid with various obstacles along every level), I had a sudden realization that this would be how my life will be for the next two years (at least). Life is going to be hard.
In just under four months from now every aspect of our lives will not only change, it will become drastically different. And hard. Very hard. We will not be able to do one step of our daily routines easily. Simple tasks such as going to the bank, buying dinner, or getting to work, will all become very complicated. Add that to the fact that everyone will be speaking a different language and held to very different cultural standards and I then am over my head in difficulties.
But people don't move across the world to stay comfortable. We want to be challenged. We want a change, not just any change but a life-altering, never-be-the-same-after kind of change. We don't want 'normal' anymore, we want to be around new people, have new experiences, and be in new places. To say want seems not strong enough. It is more of a urning, an itch that is just getting stronger and stronger. Needless to say, we are up for the challenge.
Before we get to the challenging part we get to have quite the opposite. This week we booked our honeymoon!!!! We will be heading off to Cancun, Mexico for 5 days after the wedding. Research has been ongoing for weeks now to find the perfect resort and we finally found it! We will be staying at the All Inclusive Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun. It will be the easy life for us with drinks in our hands, gourmet food whenever we desire, and spending all of our time sitting on the beach. We are so looking forward to taking it easy before our lives get flipped upside down.