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I have been dreaming of writing this post since October, as soon as we booked our place. And here I am, sitting in my car at the hockey rink’s parking lot, on the last day of February, listening to cars passing by in a slush and thinking that in a week I will finally get away from snow, and will be falling asleep listening to waves. We had a horrendous winter full of snow in place of usual PNW rain, and I swear I will never complain of rain again. Imagine if you lived with no snow for 10 years and suddenly you get dumped on every week?! Honestly, this winter took a huge toll on my mental health – winter makes me very happy for a week and then super sad for months. Skiing was great but it is time to move on, La Nina.

As you are reading this post, I’m in the air drinking tea (or wine), reading one of 20 stupidly easy books on my reading list (I finally gave in to an e-reader because #luggageproblems) and dreaming of our new life for a month.

We are going to Los Cabos, Mexico FOR A MONTH!

Last September, me and Alex, went to San Jose del Cabo for a week to stay in an all inclusive resort. That vacation was such a deep contrast to our INSANE Canadian lifestyle, that we almost immediately decided “Why don’t we come and live here for a month, see how we like it and go from there?!”. Because many years ago we decided that life is too short to wait for a retirement to travel the world. And what if we don’t make it till then?! Every day is a blessing we take for granted. Life is too short to spend it in a cubicle. I quit my office job years ago and focused on raising kids and running a few businesses (some successful and some not haha). Alex is still there though. But we are getting close to our financial freedom and starting to dip our toes into a warm ocean water.

I honestly never thought we would go through with our “renting a condo and living in tropics for a month” idea. But next thing you know, I’m on Craigslist and VRBO looking for apartments. I found a beachfront ocean view condo and you just wait! Then I booked our flights and since October we have been patiently waiting and explaining everyone what we are doing, and that we are not millionaires, and we are not crazy.

I’m planning to truly stop and smell the roses finally as in re: life. I have no idea what my blogging will look like but I think it will be fun, for you to follow along too. I’m planning on many short life post updates and OF COURSE recipes! We have Costco 5 minutes away from our condo, of course I will do a tour, of our new home and Costco healthy shopping in Mexico. And I have an ocean view kitchen and ocean view grill, of course we will cook. I imagine with a glass of chilled white wine. I will find a Mexican farmers market, of course I will. And every Friday morning we have local fisherman’s truck coming to our place. You just wait. I think it will be an awesome month of everything awesomeness.

See you in a bit from a much warmer place than Canada right now. For more real life photos follow me on Instagram.

Next => First Days in Mexico.

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  1. Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine

    So amazing Olena! I love Mexico. I am feeling jealous, although I have no right … I missed the States so much last year I ended up spending 5 months there after quitting my job– and after our 5 feet of snow through Dec-Jan, I was so ready to come back to Malaysia! I think ideally I’d like to be there 4 or 5 months, and over here (or Mexico!) the rest of the year. It’s so good for kids, too, to see the world, experience other cultures.

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    • Olena

      PNW had a rough winter, even LA was like “whaaaaat?!”. I would like to move away for winter and come back for April-October. That means I would have to homeschool kids and their social life would be different. I’m not sure I like this idea. I am willing to travel long-term and show them the world but I would like to raise them Canadian, belonging somewhere and fitting in.
      Are you planning on living in Malaysia for long? Now I realize how much easier it is with small kids and only one child.

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