I am a 26 year old language arts teacher and Mexpat, born and raised in Missouri. Originally, I was to be an art historian, but my college thwarted my attempt to graduate by making my senior seminar a studio art class–no artistic talent here. All I had ever wanted to do with my degree was to teach, so I made the leap to middle school language arts education. After seven years of college, I finally graduated and instantly ran away to Mexico to live with my husband.
In April of 2009, I married Salvador, who is a Mexican citizen. We attempted the immigration process, failed, tried again, and failed once more. Ultimately, we were living in separate countries for a year and a half. Which is the short version of why I am living with him in Mexico.
For the first 25 years of my life, I lived in Missouri. Due to my penchant for changing colleges and apartments, I have lived in five different cities, but not one outside the state boarders. The move to Mexico was a giant leap for me–one that has been exciting, scary, and deliriously beautiful all at the same time.
I chose to begin this blog so that I could chronicle this time of change in my life and help share my perspective on a situation that is often devastating. While I know that my experiences are not unique–there are many men and women who have been forced into similar situations thanks to immigration problems–I do believe that they are valuable and worth sharing.
I hope you take the time to follow my little blog and comment occasionally. I’ll try to keep my content fun and interesting.