Ditching Dallas

We are moving to Mexico!

You read that right, the Kennons are moving to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! I guess we need to change the blog’s name to “¡Los Kennixicans!”.

Later this month, we will set off for our adventure of a lifetime. As of now, it seems as though we have way more questions than we do answers, but one thing we do know is that we cannot believe one of our life dreams is coming true!

We are not sure when the exact moment was that we thought we wanted to live abroad. Some of my earliest thoughts about living abroad are thanks to Tim Ferris’ book The Four Hour Workweek. I remember reading his book and being amazed at all of the opportunities that existed if only we were able to save our money and take control of our time. Through The Four Hour Workweek I could see life from a different perspective. A perspective that didn’t dictate that we stay in the rat race. A perspective that allowed us to learn how to travel long term for less money than it costs to live back home. A perspective that has allowed us to open our eyes to a world full of opportunities for us if we were willing to work hard and discontinue the tradition of trading time for money.

To keep with my annoying tradition, I just HAD TO TELL HILLARY about these ideas that I was reading! While she amuses me by listening to my rants about my books, I am not sure her listening to my book reports is the most exciting part of our marriage…but as mundane as my book reports are, they sparked a new way of thinking within us. I can distinctly remember sitting at the resort that we stayed at for our honeymoon discussing just how badly we wanted a life of travel in our future. We spent the next two and a half years going on walks and talking about all of our travel dreams. I even have emails saved that were sent a month after our honeymoon about different ideas on how we could live and work abroad, where we could move to, etc.

Knowing that living abroad was within our reach was empowering, but it also taunted us a little. We knew there was more to life than what we were experiencing and we knew we could uncover these new experiences, but we would also to take a leap of faith to make it happen. We took that leap just a few short weeks ago.  We talked to our jobs, our families, and cancelled our lease in Dallas.  What a vulnerable, but amazing leap.

We are excited, anxious, nervous, but mostly gracious for this opportunity to do what we love and share our adventures with others.  I hope we are able to spark interest in travel and provide some insight on how we made this a reality and you can, too.  We hope you will follow along on our journey!

Stay tuned for how we broke our exciting news to our closest family and friends!

Keep it Kinetic,

Greg

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