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The Serendipity To Be In Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 12:01 (9 days ago)

All my life before moving to Zihuatanejo I'd always said I'd rather be a poor man in the tropics than a rich man up north, and for over 28 years now I've been eating those words and finding them delicious. Imagine a world where every day of your life is the best, where every meal you eat is the best, and where your heart is full to overflowing with love every single minute. That's been my life here. My worst day here still beats any day in the States commuting in traffic to work in some city from 8 to 5 with an hour lunch break. Not knocking it for those who love their modern workaday lives, paying off their mortgage and saving for retirement. But my priorities and likes diverged from most U.S. culture way back when I was still a teen, and until I moved here I felt increasingly like a stranger in a strange land, an outsider in my "own" culture, putting on my happy face to work each day and play the role I didn't feel genuine in. If I'd stayed Stateside in my then-profession I'd probably be retired right now with a healthy nest egg. But I couldn't live the double life and pretend any longer. When I picked up and moved here, I knew it was likely for good. The minor hardships of life here suit me much better than pretending to enjoy a culture I didn't identify with, a culture that was going one way while I was going another. As the old Jimmy Buffett song goes, "You can have the rest of everything I own, 'cause I have found me a home."

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The Serendipity To Be In Zih

by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 21:11 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Due to a friend's recommendation in 1776, I drove here by myself after landing in Mexico City, found a room in La Ropa and stayed for two weeks. Loaded with six paperbacks, I read, walked the beach, swam, ate excellent seafood and explored Zihua.

After multiple Zihua visits in the late 80's and 90's and checking out other Mexican areas, my husband and I agreed this is where we'd retire. It took another 15 years to plan, buy land, find an architect we trusted and construct a home here. We kept working in the US until October 2015 when we put our US house on the market. Our dream is now a reality and we're also seeing the serendipity to be here. Thanks, Rob!

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 21:19 (8 days ago) @ Susan G

So you missed the Declaration of Independence then!

DAMN!! That's Dedication!!! ;-)


Keith

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 21:22 (8 days ago) @ Labrat

The Serendipity To Be In Zih

by Canada1 @, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 23:34 (8 days ago) @ Labrat

So you missed the Declaration of Independence then!

DAMN!! That's Dedication!!! ;-)


Keith

Yer slower down buddy...took you 8 minutes to catch that and respond...lol

:megusta:

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Thursday, July 13, 2017, 08:51 (8 days ago) @ Canada1

ROF! I ain't The Flash!!

Can't be everywhere at once!!

Keith

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The Serendipity To Be In Zih

by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Thursday, July 13, 2017, 08:54 (8 days ago) @ Labrat

Hah-hah. I really did miss the independence by 200 years.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Thursday, July 13, 2017, 09:56 (8 days ago) @ Susan G

(chuckle)

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