people, we are moving to vancouver. i got an offer to work at sony pictures imageworks, and we’re packing up our bags and heading north in about a week! its going to be a shock trading this bohemian lifestyle in mexico for the bustle of a big city (and a full time job), but all three of us are excited.
the gig is for two years, so for the first time in a while we will be parking ourselves somewhere for a decent amount of time. after speaking with the people at imageworks, i am excited to be working there – it sounds like they have a great team and are developing some very cool technology. vancouver also sounds like a fun place to be, so its a win-win situation all around.
i really am so grateful to be able to live in so many different countries and cultures. being able to experience different modes of living has truly made me appreciate the good and bad in all walks of life.
here are some things we are looking forward to in vancouver:
- a functioning postal service.
- a huge variety of foods, both for cooking at home and eating out. i’m ready to put a hurting on some pad thai right about now. brenda is jonesing for sushi, and nayou will inhale whatever we put in front of him.
- biking everywhere. this is the perfect time for nayou to learn how to ride a bike!
- access to museums, galleries and other cultural things that aren’t as easily available in sayulita.
- easy access to the mountains (and snow!).
and some things we’re going to miss about sayulita:
- spending lots of time together as a family. this is hands down the best thing about being here. i calculated the other day that out of nayou’s five and half years of existence on this planet, i’ve been around full-time for just about three of them.
- not having to wear very many clothes, and shoes (really just flip flops) being completely optional. when it rains though, nayou likes to create makeshift ponchos out of two plastic bags. so cute!
- eating as many mangoes, watermelons, pineapples and other tropical fruits as we like, for almost no money.
- the three minute walk to the beach.
- surfing. at least when there are waves. haven’t been that impressed with the swells this time around. still, a wave is a wave, and when you’re on one its just sublime. i feel like i really stepped up my surfing skills this year, and its going to be a shame to be on a hiatus from it.
- doing two hour yoga practices if i feel like it. and at any time of the day.
- just the general lazy pace of life. case in point – here is a quickie video of one of our lazy breakfasts in our front patio. definitely going to miss these!
- rock lover and saphira:
i‘m trying to resist turning into another blog with loads of cat photos, but its oh so hard to resist. i never understood why people obsess over their cats so much, but now i know. i catch myself talking to them all the time these days.
now that our departure has been confirmed, i’m determined to enjoy the lazy pace of life here while it lasts. there were days when i felt a bit trapped and claustrophobic here, especially during the sometimes frustrating job search, but really that was just the stress talking. all thats left to do now is to kick back and smile (and pack up the house, find temporary accommodation, settle up all the bills about a gazillion other things). as they say in mexico, animooooo!