I'm going to blog way off topic today.  Today is not a paranormal day.  Nor is it a geek day.  

You see, I've made a decision to move.  Not just a little move.  Not even a cross country move.  I'm moving out of the country.  Doesn't that sound dramatic?  Truth is, I'm moving just a bit south of San Diego to a lovely Mexican city.  

And please don't post dire warnings about the dangers of drug cartels.  If riots break out in East L.A. does that mean people shouldn't live in Santa Barbara?  Because that's the difference between the drug cartel areas and the area where I'll be living.  Mexico is a big and beautiful country.  And I've done my research.  Enough said.

So why is this making me so teary-eyed and why should you care?   

No reason.  Just the fulfillment of a dream.  The letting go of another dream.  Small things.

You see I'm overthrowing the existing regime of my life.  The regime that bought into the American Dream of great job, family, house, fancy car and dog.  I'm instead embracing the Tamela Dream of single, fancy-free, pajama workdays, rental condo on the beach, vespa and cats.  

I'm drastically cutting expenses and adding a maid.  I'm cutting my workload, but more easily paying my bills.

Most of all, I'm focusing on my writing.

Oh, yeah… and I'll be driving distance to Comic Con.  So maybe there was a geek moment to be had.


So how about you?  Overthrow your own paradigms lately? 


12 thoughts on “M is for Maudlin Monday… Oh, And I’m Moving to Mexico

  1. How wonderful to let go to realize your dreams. I did that too. I closed down my resume writing business to write novels, my dream. My first one out last month. But I only did that in also letting go of my mother who passed away. There are many gifts to be had in letting go. Best wishes on your new move and new life! Nice to be on the A to Z with you.

    • Tamela

      "There are many gifts to be had in letting go."

      So true!  I'm sorry to hear about your mother, but I'm glad that you were able to turn loss into the fulfilment of a dream.  


  2. Hi, I just came across your blog in the A to Z challenge. I wish, oh how I wish I had overthrown some of my own paradigms lately! I took myself off to NYC (first time in US) alone and was hoping that I would see visions through my third eye or something, right? i love reading about other people actually making changes in their own lives and getting closer to living their dreams. It gives me hope that one day, just one day..it might be me. I am sure it will be amazing.

    • Tamela

      Keep plugging away!  Achieving dreams takes time.  I firmly believe it takes time because we are supposed to be in awe of everything we see, do and learn on the journey.


  3. Hi Tamela, how totally kewl! Warmest wishes, good luck and fun. You are such an amazing teacher – thank you. Happy new life, Rae

    • Tamela

      Thanks Rae!  I'll still be teaching.  The benefit of teaching online is that I can live anywhere!


  4. Hi, Tamela (what a Kewl name BTW), I hope you can speak Spanish…:) I remember quite a few years ago, my husband and I crossed the border into Mexico (just to say we'd been there, and we wanted to see what it was like). I was driving… I looked up and saw all the street signs written in Spanish. I parked  the car, we went into the tourist market… we shopped and then left, with me  saying, "We need to get out of here, cause all these street signs being written in Spanish, I don't know where I'm going."  Ha. Oh, yeah, don't forget, I'm sure you can change a lot of things, but Uncle will still want his taxes, regardless of where you are living. I hope things go well for you. :)
    Best regards to you…   Ruby aka Grammy

    • Tamela

      Nine years of spanish from 6th grade through Sophomore year of college.  I'm pretty excited to be able to practice.

      And I knew about the taxes.  lol.  I write for a woman who teaches people to move overseas.  So I know all about the details.

      Thanks for your help!

  5. Tamela, really?? What an incredible adventure. Are you going to keep up a regular blog about your experiences?

    • Tamela

      REALLY!  I'm so excited!  I'll be blogging about it on http://www.enjoylivinginternationally.com  I am the  ghost writer for her site already, so now I'll just be less ghostly.  lol.  She's moving to Ecuador.  We'll both be blogging about our overseas adventures.

  6. Wow! Congratulations on being brave enough to make such a giant change. I hope it works out fantastically for you :)
    ~ <a href="http://www.rhondaparrish.com&quot; title="Rhonda Parrish – YA, Fantasy and Horror Writer">Rhonda Parrish</a>

  7. Oh. Ew. Sorry about the mangled html on that comment :(

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