I don't even know how to start this post. Life is changing quickly before my eyes, almost a year ago I was working, playing and living in New York City (my dream city), my boyfriend (now my husband) decided to take his dream job in Central America, I moved back to Puerto Rico to spend some time with my family (while figuring life out), got engaged, planned my wedding (never again!), got married... *phew!* and today marks my sixth week since moving full time to Guatemala City to support my husbands dreams.
I don't know what direction my life will be taking (since I am still in the "figuring out" phase!)... but all I know at this moment is that I feel very blessed for this new adventure (I know many would kill for this amazing opportunity of living in a foreign country) and happy that I get to experience this new world right next to my best friend, my lovely husband.
So far I can say that Guatemalans have made me feel at home, everyone has been very helpful and very kind... and since Spanish is my first language that has been tremendously helpful. After a month of having SW (my husband) as a chauffeur—two weeks ago I was brave enough to finally drive around by myself—and can't honestly say how many times I got lost—but at the end of the day was very rewarding... I was starting to discover my new home and I got that feeling of freedom back again... all the places I'll go :)
Right now we are decorating our apartment and trying to make it feel more "home like", my hubby is working a lot (thankfully he LOVES his job!, beyond words!) and I'm keeping myself busy doing some freelance work for the company I use to work for in New York.
My next goals: make new friends, keep learning about the city, find more freelance work, volunteer, maybe take a class, get on a schedule and start going to the gym and expand my cooking skills.
Well, I hope that you join me on this new experience and if you ever have a word of wisdom please do share, it will make me very happy to learn about likewise fellows that are going through the same life changing events.
*Below are some pictures from a recent trip to Copán Ruinas, Honduras.