Yes, of course, moving out of the country is going to be stressful. This is especially true when you combine it with being a mom, a small business owner, a home owner, a commercial office owner, a pet owner, etc. etc.
The last few months have consisted of check boxes and to- do lists. One of my pressing issues is to ensure my physical health is on order. I’ve done several things to naturally reset my immune system but tomorrow I see a cardiologist and this makes me nervous. I recently saw my rheumatologist who was very impressed with my numbers and what I’ve accomplished (I contribute this to 72 hour fasting, look up Dr. Longo at USC and his various fasting studies. I hope I get the same ringing endorsement tomorrow. Since I had 2 sisters pass away in their 40’s, I want to ensure we aren’t doing all of this so I can up and die in the next few years.
Work has been hectic but retirement news has been well received by both my colleagues and my wife’s. We joke that she sold her soul to the county when she was 20 to be able to fully vest in her retirement now. It will be much stranger for her than me since I’ll be working very part time but she is ecstatic to do nothing for awhile. I’ll be happy to get out of of the secondary trauma of child welfare. To say it negatively impacts my health would be an understatement. When we sent out our retirement announcements, I can’t say any part of me had second doubts. I love(ed) my job and have for the last decade but I am ready to move into a place of being gleefully ignorant of the abuse and neglect that happens on a daily basis for so many children.
The house is sold, along with most of the furniture, cars and the cats. The cats are likely going to the new homeowners (and friends of ours) but we shall see how the integration over the next few weeks goes- they are coming to live with us before the move to see how well they all adapt.
I spent last weekend going through momentos with my older 2 boys, I have the younger 2 to go but we are are 90% done.Pretty damn amazing if I don’t say so myself.
Next up, changing of addresses, closing of accounts, final touches, last days of work, and then our hasta luego party to say goodbye to friends and family. Deposits have been placed on our new car (chip shortage) and Lisa’s custom golf cart 😅. We have a 2.5 week trip through California, Nevada and Arizona to say our final farewells before using our one way tickets to Cancun in late May. Today marks the 1 year anniversary of closing on our home in Mexico.
Put in the work. If it was meant to happen, it will. If you are met with a closed door, be grateful. That is the Universes’ way of keeping you from people and places not meant for you.
Adiós for now.