sometimes paradise is a tres aniversario…

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March 18th is another very important date in my life. For starters, six years ago, I went to Playa del Carmen for the first time and my life was changed. I fell in love with the people, the town, and Mexico itself.!! I never wanted to leave. But leave I did…

And so three years ago on the very same date…I started my blog. I needed to deal with the pain of leaving a place I had grown to love immensely. I need to grieve the loss of Playa’s sky, clouds, water and scent which I no longer received nourishment from on a daily basis. I needed blog therapy.!!! jajaja

And it worked.!! Yesterday was my three year anniversary.!!! While, I can’t believe three years have gone by; I also can’t believe I don’t miss Playa as much.?! Of course, I miss my friends.! But I now have a new life in Chicago which I love very much too 🙂

Thank you dear fellow bloggers for your support and encouragement.! I truly feel like I have made some good friends from blogging and developed a social network 🙂 Thank you to all of my readers, followers, and friends.! If you didn’t keep reading, I probably would have stopped writing at some point and the blog therapy wouldn’t have been as successful.! So thank you 😀 Muchas gracias a todos.!!

See the lovely message from WordPress below….

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 3 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

It’s my anniversary..!!

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I had forgotten all about it. But there it was yesterday – a message from WordPress reminding me.! It was my two year anniversary.!!! I can’t believe two years has gone by.! I know – I know – I’m sure everybody says that.! But really, I can hardly believe it. I have been blogging for two years or a 104 weeks – three times a week.!! It seemed insurmountable when I began. But now…I can pretty much write a blog anywhere. Wow.! – deep sigh –

Thank you to all of my fellow bloggers for your support and encouragement.! I truly feel like I have made some good friends from blogging and developed a social network 🙂 Thank you to all of my readers, followers, and friends.! If you didn’t keep reading, I probably would have stopped writing at some point.! So thanks 😀

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“Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 2 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!”

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Hello everyone.! Yesterday would have been my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary if my mother were still with us. My father has been melancholy for the last month, but I think we’ve made it through the worst of it. In remembrance, I’m reposting this blog post from last year’s anniversary. Have a great weekend.!!

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I have been thinking a lot about love lately. The good kind of love. The love that nurtures you. The love that helps you grow. The love that makes you feel safe. The love that balances you out. The love that makes you sigh deeply…. Or is it just me that sighs deeply when content.?

I guess there are two reasons I have been thinking about love so much. Tomorrow, the 19th, would have been my parent’s 49th wedding anniversary. I miss my mother immensely. But I know my father who built a life with her misses her so much more. Yesterday, my father told me that he wished my mom was still alive for so many reasons. But the main reason is because next year they would have celebrated 50 years together. And he would very much have liked to have a party with her.!

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March 18th is a very significant date for me. For starters, one year ago today on March 18th, 2013, I started this blog.! Today is my one year anniversary of blogging.!! Who would’ve thunk it.?!? When I started blogging that fateful day last year, I was full of apprehension and confusion. While I knew how to write, I knew nothing of blogging. I didn’t understand anything about wordpress.com, uploading pictues, watermarks, and pinging…??? Those were all foreign concepts to me.

But now, I not only understand those concepts, but I embrace them. When I first started blogging, I could only write alone, on my computer, and in silence. Now, I can write almost anywhere. I have written my blog at the airport, at work, on someone else’s computer. I also feared early on that I would run out of ideas. But no…my draft list is still pretty large. Whew… And then of course, there is the fact that I never thought for one minute that anyone would read my blog. But people do read it, and critique it, and comment on it, and follow it, and like it. Wow.!! I never would have believed that either a year ago.

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March 18th is also important to me for another reason. On March 18th, 2010, I visited Playa del Carmen for the very first time. And as all of you know who have been reading my blog, my life was altered dramatically from that moment on. Huge swaths of my life have changed completely, ceased to exist, or grown in amazing directions. I have gained numerous adventures, countless friends, a few bruises, some wisdom, and another language. It has been an amazing ride.

Without that trip to Playa del Carmen and my subsequent study abroad trip to Chiapas, this blog would not be possible. Now that idea seems almost unthinkable.! This blog has been the catalyst for so many wonderful opportunities for me. I have reconnected with friends from my past.! I have written for an online magazine. I’ve been interviewed. I have met so many wonderful bloggers.! And yet, I never would have dreamed any of this would have been possible on March 18th, 2010 or March 18th, 2013. So I thank all of you for being part of my blogging experience. Here’s to another year.! I can’t wait to see where I end up in 2015 🙂 Blog on….