We’ve been back from Costa Rica for about 7 months now (we lived there from Aug, 2012 to May, 2013). It’s amazing how quickly that time flies by. Having a baby (who is now 11 months old) of course makes time go by even faster. Busy times and cold weather have me thinking about the lovely slow pace, warmth, and beauty of Costa Rica. I’ve decided to set the intention of having a family vacation their later in 2013, maybe September.
Why not start planning? Well, at this point we don’t quite have the resources to plan a 2-3 week vacation. I’m not sure how or when exactly it will come about. That’s why I’m setting the intention to vacation in Costa Rica for a few weeks, later in 2013. While I cannot yet take steps like purchasing tickets or reserving a condo, I’m beginning to imagine taking the vacation – making it a reality in my mind so that it can manifest in my life. How do you do this? Continue Reading —>
It’s been a little over 2 months since we’ve returned to the states. Honestly, it feels like it has been so much longer, as if we never left. Our nearly 9 month stay in Costa Rica really just feels like a beautiful dream, although I hope it will be a recurring dream. I loved living in Costa Rica. Many people might think I should feel sad, disheartened, and defeated but I’m actually quite happy.
I might be manufacturing happiness to an extent, and it helps that I have a new job that I enjoy, but I think it has a lot to do with managing my expectations. When we decided to move to Costa Rica, the number one question we were asked was, “How long will you stay there?” Our answer was almost always, “As long as we’re there!” Yes, that’s a vague answer but really, how long does anybody plan on staying anywhere? And how often do those plans actually go as planned? I would venture to say most peoples’ 5 years plans do not go “as planned.” Continue Reading —>