Along that path, you discover how strong you are, how resilient and versatile you are. Don't fight it or you will fail. You will never be able to change another culture to mold to the one you are most familiar with. Nor did I want to! I wanted to be open to new life experiences and, thus, succeeded to establish a good life no matter where I landed. And, if it wasn't where I wanted to live for the rest of my life, I knew I could just move on at some point in time.
All of the moving and changes brought its own challenges and my children made sure I knew about them! However, as adults they are some of the most resilient people I know. Change doesn't effect them. They go with the flow and know there's nothing to fear.
Well, I did sun myself by the pool and Mike took a walk along the beach. Brunch was made by Mike but I'm not feeling up to an afternoon walk. Looks like another nap instead.
Last week I promised to reveal our budget for our month in Salinas. I've actually started to do some very in-depth analysis of every month's stay since we started but I'll address that next week in my blog.
So...for the month in Salinas, we spent $1,825 on true living expenses and spent $1,083 on "one-time" expenses including medical and tourism. We did not find Salinas any less expensive than either Panama and Costa Rica for the way we are living. Now, as I said, I'm doing a truly in-depth analysis of where our money is being spent in each location.
I can already see a correlation to eating out more than we ever did at home by far! And, the number of times eating out looks to correlate with the kitchen furnishings of our rentals. For instance, we have been here 5 days and have only eaten out once. That's a big difference already. At home, we ate out 6-7 times a month. Wait until you see my analysis.
Have a great day everyone!! Our journey continues to unfold...