Our Time in Vallarta: A Look Back at the Last Year

Wow. We cannot believe we have spent an entire year in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! We feel like this place has become our home. We have felt so much love here and we are forever grateful to have been embraced and welcomed by the most incredible people we have ever known. (Here we are on the plane to move to Vallarta. So excited and anxious!)

 

It is hard to put into words what the last year of our lives has meant to us-we have seen so much in this last year. Mostly, we have seen that there is an entire world for us to explore. We are forever thankful to have our eyes opened to this while in our 20s. Our love for one another, the people in this world, and mostly the country of Mexico as a whole has grown immensely.

Everyone loves Vallarta. Well, probably most people do anyways 🙂 This place is easy to love-nestled almost perfectly in the mountains alongside the most magical coastline, what’s not to love?!  And yes, after an extended time here, we have grown to love these things too. But the most magical piece about this place is the people. There is no doubt in our minds that the people of Vallarta are what made the last year of our lives something incredible. From the daily waves with the “coconut man” to our CrossFit classes, to meeting business owners at dinner, the people of Vallarta are special. This was something that we did not even think about before we uprooted from Dallas and moved here. We had NO expectations as to what the people were going to be like.

We know that there are good people across the world. We just don’t often hear about those people. But if there is one thing thing we have learned during our time here, it is this: we have made the decision to dedicate our lives to these three principles–have less, do more, be more. The people of Vallarta have inspired our hearts in so many ways and we are forever grateful. We are going to push onward while remembering our daily encounters with the people of Vallarta, complete with a warm kindness that cannot be described.

Thank you to everyone we have had the opportunity to meet during our time in Vallarta. Each of you is so special to us and we are forever grateful.

So what’s next? We are headed to Mexico City in a few days and we cannot wait to dive into this cultural experience and embrace even more of Mexico.  We hope you will come along with us on this journey 🙂 If it is half as fun as Vallarta, I think we are all in for a treat!

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