On Tuesday, we celebrated our 6 monthiversary here in Oaxaca. This is the first time since 2011 that we have spent 6 months in the same place (other than ABQ – where we spent 6 months last year). It’s a big deal for us, to settle down and plant a few roots. We own things again. Things that can’t be packed into our backpacks or carried onto a plane. Appliances, mattresses, all the other bare essentials you need to have a home. Home. We have one of those again too. We’re content here, which is delightful and surprising and, let’s be honest, still a bit shocking from time to time. We’re slowly building our own little community here, while also joining the big vibrant community that is Oaxaca, and learning new things about this place every day. As our understanding of Mexico deepens (in ways both wonderful and bittersweet) so does our love for this country and her amazing people. Every day, we feel incredibly lucky just to be here, let alone to get to call it home.
Have a great week!