4 months — and feelin’ groovy
We’ve been in Costa Rica for 4 months now, and are truly beginning to feel settled here. One sure sign of this is my upcoming show — or toque — at the most wonderful bar Tres Monos in Monteverde. Another sign is that, after spending 6 hours this past week playing music with Robert Dean, I can say I’m re-energized about music and about my own sense of being a musician. No small thing, that. As I write this, the December winds are blowing (this is the windiest month of the year — I hope Santa is able to stay on course). It is cold, and homes here are not generally insulated nor do they have heat. But the warmth of this town — this small corner we are calling home for a year — more than makes up for it. I hope everyone is well in whatever corner of the world you reside. Abrazos a todos!
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Two Months in Costa Rica!
Just realized today that we have officially been here 2 MONTHS! Whoo Haaaaaa!
Almost a year ago, a great family that had just returned from 2 YEARS living abroad told us it would take about 2 months to “settle in” (wow, I just threw a lot of numbers at you….hope you’re still with me). The “2 months to settle in” argument was one of their compelling reasons why it’s better to spend a YEAR abroad vs. 6 months. Well, they were so right about the 2 months part!
All this by way of saying, IF you have been quietly dreaming about living abroad, but have maybe been thinking “oh, it’s too hard….I can’t leave my life/work/friends”….my response is: Go ahead and DO IT! The HARDEST part by far is extricating yourself from all the duties, responsibilities, and routines of daily living. The easiest part is discovering you’ve been living in another country for 2 months, and you actually LIKE it. ‘Nuff said.
In less than a week, my family and I will be boarding a plane for San Jose, Costa Rica, and our 1 year “sabbatical” there. I’ll be bringing along my guitar, a lot of paper, and a sense of adventure — both personally and musically. I am so excited for this opportunity to recharge and to see how my music grows in this incredible Central American country. I will miss Fort Collins and the Front Range, however! Thank you everyone for all your incredible support. Please stay in touch via this website (I’ll be updating it) and also my Facebook Fan Page. For those of you who are curious, we’ll be based in Monteverde, about 4 hours NW of San Jose.
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