This is just really a mindless ranting/venting post at 4 in the a.m. I knew moving would be like this but it’s been really tough today. I have had my fair share of moves in my lifetime and they never are fun but I have never ever, ever tried to put everything in one car. Oh and by the way, move everything in that one vehicle to another freaKIN’ COUNTRY! Ugh! Stress is high and I’m just running short on time. I have 3 days to be out of my apartment. Uh…but no pressure, hon. RIGHT!
The place is a mess. I have managed to separate one side of my living room into things I will potentially take (lots of those things may still get the axe if I feel the pressure of having to pick and choose what goes into my little trusty Sentra) and things that I will see if a consignment store will come and get. I have finally managed to clean out one of my bedrooms, its closets (which is saying alot considering I’m a clothes whore) and the coat closet. And when I say clean, I mean I’ve separated out the things that I will take with me, vs. what is going over my mom’s house and what is going to be sold/consigned. There are things that are in each of those “cleaned” rooms but what’s left is not a concern as far as packing them into my ride.
So, it now leaves me with 3 more rooms to go through. A bathroom which I somewhat cleaned out already and just have small things in. A second bedroom which is what has the most stuff in it. It has things in it that will give me the most headache on deciding what to take. It was kinda the storage room for all the things that I take with me on every move I make. All the keepsake items. Which makes it harder to decide on what to keep and what to throw away because you wind up wanting to keep all of it. Then, the next dilemma to hurdle over will be what can fit in my car and what won’t. I look around and everything I see that I want to put in the “keep” pile overwhelms me. It just feels like none of this stuff is going to fit into my car. I’m hoping I’m stressing over nothing and somehow everything will morph itself into fitting in some form or fashion. Thankfully, a friend at work (oops…excuse me, my former place of employment. Yes!) told me about getting the car luggage that you can strap on roof of your vehicle. What a fabulous idea that was. Still wondering why I didn’t think of that myself. What a colossally, humonganoid, awesome idea. So it has saved me on shoes and a couple of shelves I want to take. Maybe those should go. I will after all be able to probably buy those in Mexico. Sorry, talking to myself, but maybe that’s what I will do. If push comes to shove, those will go to the consignment shop too. Anywho, as I was saying….Well, what was I saying? I’m so exhausted. I’m barely able to rub two brain cells together. Guess I’ll make some more headway with packing tomorrow. This post made me feel a little better. Thanks for listening. Good talk.
*If there are any misspellings, unintentional offenses or incomplete thoughts/sentences in this post, I do apologize. Getting those two brain cells together is quite challenging at the moment as I am running on gas fumes for energy.
Month notice on apartment…check. Resignation letter handed in….check. Selling items on Craigslist….in progress. Finding an apartment in Cabo San Lucas??????????…..AAAAAaaaaAAAAaaaAah! The sky is falling, the sky is falling. May day, may day we’re going down!!!
I’m trying so freaking, fracking hard to keep my head above this rough sea of a topic. I’m at a standstill. My ex-boyfriend, who has become a willing participant in this rollercoaster ride that my life has become, God bless him, asked me this morning what I was going to do. He seemed almost disappointed in the fact that I was so calm about things; considering I’m moving out of KY in about a week and a half and time is continuing to tick tock away. Seeing how I’m about to be jobless, I would be nuts not to be having the same questions thrashing around in my cerebral. After all this is mainly happening to me. Yet, I’m trying to keep it together. When he made his comment I lost it. Read the rest of this entry »
Well gang I heard from the Etsy seller that I reached out to the other day and it was worth it! The question I had for him was about selling items on Etsy from Mexico. My main issue was how much shipping would be and whether it differed from the shipping options here in the states. He was a wealth of info. He let me know that shipping out of Mexico will be rather pricey (he said about $30) but can be done just as simple as here in the states. They also have DHL, UPS and Fedex as carriers that I can use. I can also use shipping options such as overnight, next day and so forth just like I would be used to here. I’m so happy he gave me this information. It gives me hope that I might be able to sell my glass paintings in Mexico which will hopefully bring me some extra cashola while I’m there. Can’t help but try to put my hand in every cookie jar I can think of that can bring me extra money.
I also received the email from my friend’s friend that is living in MX City. She’s helped me get a feel out for what I should expect or what I should look out for. I did have a panicking issue as far as the process of renewing a visitor’s visa for Mexico. When I heard from her she was having to come back to the states for a bit. She didn’t mention how long they had to stay out of Mexico but advised me to speak with my Mexican Consulate about it. When I reply back to her Read the rest of this entry »
6 1/2 years ago I made a decision to go to school, pick up a trade working in the healthcare field in order to pay off all my debts that I built up from the age of 18. My credit card minimums were all becoming the size of car payments. Plus on top of those, I was actually paying a car payment as well. Feeling like my back was up against a wall and that I was fighting an uphill battle I said no more. So at the age of 29, practically twisting my own arm, I went back to school. Lord, knows I didn’t want to ever go back to school. But from the moment I started my schooling my dedication to push through and pass was egged on by my desire and need to pay off what I had racked up to be over $20,000 in debt. That debt included some school loans and a lien that I placed on my car but the majority of it was from credit card debt. A debt I was tired of having hang over my head. Well buddy, I did something I wasn’t sure I was going to do. I didn’t quit. I stuck through it and graduated and got my certification in Cardiac Sonography. It felt great! I am definitely proof that if you want something bad enough, you will do whatever it takes to achieve it.
So, the first year and a half when I started actually working, I put my nose to the grind and got what I needed to have done, done. I put a Read the rest of this entry »
Every now and then I have moments of giddiness about my embarking journey. I can be putting on my work clothes in the morning or brushing my teeth and an excitement like no other comes over me like a hot flash on a 90 degree day! And when it hits I can’t help myself and end up doing a little happy dance with fingers jutting into the air while showing off every pearly white in my head. Today, my giddiness spawned from an email I sent to someone from San Jose Los Cabos that sells jewelry from Etsy. You know, the site where everyone displays and attempts to sell their wonderfully unique works of art. Well, in the back of my mind, I’ve wondered if I will be able to sell my artwork through Etsy but as you may have heard me panic about the subject before, I don’t know how things will do shipping from and to Mexico. So I thought I’d send out a lifeline to see if this person I contacted could give me some info. That’s all. Just a little exciting moment of contacting a total stranger. I hope they e-mail me back so I can tell you the scoop that I find out.
Another little giddy moment, since I already have your ear, is from some Read the rest of this entry »
A bit of ranting: Today, work really tested how strong my will to keep my hiatus a secret truly is. Right now, I’m so close to the brink of yelling out “I QUIT!” and just walking out, I can’t stand it. And I know it’s only because I know I’m about to leave in a little over 5 weeks. But then I think, is that really the reason? Would I yell it out anyway if I weren’t just because I’m so tired of that place? It seemed at every corner today was a lurking little green goblin trying to do his best with his messy mischief to make me go off. It had me so befuddled that I vented to about 4 people just to get it off my brain and that was including myself. I made a little peace with the situation but seriously several times today I had to close my eyes, take a deep breath and say, “it’s almost over, don’t let this place get to you. Be cool.”
Seriously, this is just me soap boxing a bit but, if you find yourself where you almost downright hate your job then it’s time for you to leave. Of course you don’t have to take a RTW trip or a complete hiatus from reality but you should never Read the rest of this entry »
During writing my last blog a friend of mine that I hadn’t heard from in forever called to give me the email address of one of her friends that has actually moved to Mexico City, Mexico. I’m so pumped by this because she can give me some insider information to help me along the way. Hopefully she can help answer some questions that linger in the back of my mind.
Health insurance concerns me a bit because I don’t know if I should just get Mexican insurance or something from the states. And I was told by my friend at the time of the call, that something is new with visitor visas as to when they expire. So I need to be asking her about that. She might also have some info that I wouldn’t have thought to ask about.
I went ahead and sent her an email and will just await to hear back from her with some tips. Yeee!
Have I told you the plan of my move? I don’t believe I have fine tuned it in words for you. Well it is now April 14th and from my calculations I have….are you ready?….almost 6 more weeks, give or take, until the beginning of my Mexican Hiatus. (Yes that is the name I have chosen for my slacking and slumming in Mexico for a wonderful, no, glorious 365 days). In Mexico time that’s 547.5 days right? If you don’t get the math then you need to visit Mexico or probably any other culture for that matter and soak in their “it gets done when it gets done” lackadaisical attitude. Even for my “need to have things done in a certain manner” mindset, I can appreciate the need to “not rush and go” ways of Mexico. Anywho, I’m beginning to ramble.
Back to the plan. My main focus right now is to get outta Ashland, KY and regain the remaining shred of life that I still have in me before my youthful candlelight burns out. It’s been real Ashland but a girl’s gotta live. The first order of business will be Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been a full fledged week now since my two week vacation. And life back on planet earth sure does suck. I undoubtedly and thoroughly enjoyed that time off of work. The first week, I went to Cabo and did a little mediocre research for areas I can possible live in plus not to mention enjoyed my butt off vacationing in my little piece of paradise. Week two was my “staycation” to do some further private investigation on my plans for my hiatus. Unfortunately, through most of it I was sick, sad, frustrated that I eventually would have to go back to work and overly pissed that winter was and still is rearing its ugly face outside my window. But I managed to trudge on and focus. My main concentration was knowing where my money will be going when I make the drive to MX and all the fees surrounding it. Financially here’s where my money will go. (For those of you who might not know and are just tuning in, the goal is to save enough to live in Cabo San Lucas, MX for one glorious year.) Read the rest of this entry »
As I’m going through the boring and tedious task of looking up FM3/FMT/FMM Forma Migratoria Múltiple (so many names and spinoffs) and auto insurance coverage info for Mexico I took a detour and got caught up on reading one of my fave inspirational expat blogs, Cubicle Throwdown. I came across Rika’s 11 questions for travel bloggers. After reading a couple of them I decided to jump in with my answers:
1. What’s one thing you always buy at airports?
I always for some reason have a tradition of buying those super tart gummy thingy candies. I guess I think they have some kind of traveling power to them. I also always by a magazine too. Those little airport convenience stores always have the best selection of magazines.
2. Diving with sharks: yes or no?
Um…that would be a Read the rest of this entry »