- If you had to do it all over again, would you?
- What changes would you make (if you had to do it all over again)?
To answer Hubby's second question, yes, there are a few things I would change. I like to call them my Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda's.
I should have visited Yahualica at least once before making the decision to move down here. It might have made it easier for me to adjust, had I visited to get an idea of what I was getting myself into. But then again, if I had visited, I might never have moved to Mexico.
I should have left the kiddies' collection of Disney VHS movies and brought my cookbooks to Mexico. Who knew DVD's would actually catch on?! And what am I going to do with that box full of VHS tapes that I have stored away?
I would have had more fun.
I would have spent more time acting like a tourist in our small town, going out and about, exploring and travelling to surrounding pueblos and ranchitos and having fun. But instead we settled into the two upstairs bedrooms of my suegros' home, Hubby opened the upholstery shop our second week here, and I turned into a Mexican housewife, mopping and doing laundry the old-fashioned way.
I wouldn't have cried myself to sleep every night for the first six months.
I would have enjoyed life more.
I could have decided not to move to Mexico and continued to live my comfortable life in the States. But had I stayed...I might never have known the joy and happiness that these two little cuties bring to my life. Because had we stayed in the U.S. we might have decided to have another child, someday. Maybe! But we would have definitely stopped after baby #3.
So...to answer Hubby's first question about whether or not I would do it all over again? The answer is YES!
What about you, my fellow expats? What are your Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda's? Would you do it all over again?