Why Did We Move to Mexico?

Almost exactly one year ago Hillary and I were looking into the sky watching fireworks shoot off right above our heads. I mean RIGHT ABOVE our heads. Seriously, we were a little scared!
When people ask why we moved to Mexico, it is hard to give a concrete answer. Somehow we always end up stumbling around to an answer ending with “you know??”. However, in that moment with fireworks threatening our ability to hear, we knew we had made the right decision. Just a few short weeks ago we arrived in Mexico excited, but unsure of our future.
Would we like it?
Is it dangerous?
Will we ever learn to speak the language?
Will we fit in?
We had a thousand thoughts running through our heads.
We are not pretending to have faced some difficult life change. We chose to move to Mexico for fun. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to do so. Despite the fact that our journey was for fun, we still had our hesitations and doubts.
Back to the fireworks- Other than being terrified for our lives, we both felt like we were living a bucket list moment. THIS was why we moved to Mexico! Being able to experience the celebration of another country’s major holidays is indescribable.
Even though we didn’t, and still don’t, fully understand the meaning of Mexico Independence Day (we are learning ok!), experiencing a celebration like this is something that I hope every individual gets the chance to do.
I had heard people on TV and in movies yell “VIVA Mexico”, but it is a completely different thing to yell it with a crowd of thousands of people in a public square IN mexico!
Since this event just one short year ago we have had the opportunity to learn even more about Mexican history, food, and its culture. We still have a ton to learn, try, and experience, but we are up for the challenge. We no longer have hesitations or doubts about living in Puerto Vallarta or even other cities throughout Mexico. I still don’t quite fit in with my thick accent when I try to speak Spanish, but I am trying okay! 1 year later and I can attest that our philosophy of “Doing More” is paying off!
What we wanted to say to you, is thank you for watching our videos. Whether you are from Canada, the United States, Mexico, or Poland, your views and comments help allow us to do something that we love. Also, we want to say thank you for allowing us to take part in Mexicos history and culture. You are showing us what Mexico is really all about and we hope that through our videos we can do the same for others!
Keep it Kinetic,
Greg and Hillary
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