I have decided not to participate anymore in any of the Expat boards online. I have not found one of these boards to be truly helpful over the past year during our transition to Mexico. In some cases, I have even found them to be full of false misinformation and whiney people asking stupid questions they could find the answers for if they would just do a little research of their own. I swear expat should mean you do not know how to freaking Google.
Most of these Expat boards are full of people who do nothing more than to wait for someone to say something to argue about. I actually had someone argue with me once about Home Depot having subway tile or not. Another time I had someone wanting to argue with me about how much our electric bill should be. Seriously, like most everything on the internet these Expat boards are negative in so many ways and feed on bad energy. Here in Mexico I see people behaving horribly and then turn around acting like they are some type of spiritual guru and let me tell you the love and light from these types runs very freaking thin. Here is some advice for anyone moving to another country.
1. Do not join an Expat board.
2. Learn to Google and do your own research.
3. Get out of your Expat area and actually see what is available in your city.
4. If you want to know where pickles and peanut butter are sold in your area get your ass to the local store and figure it out.
Seriously, you would think after moving to another country Expats would be more independent and self sufficient. Trust me when I tell you this is not the case at all. If anything they become more dependent and behave much like spoiled children.
The best advice is to find the information sites. The Two Expats board for here in Quintana Roo is a great help and Everything Playa Del Carmen is as well. These are not chat boards or groups. These are information sites and are very good at what they do and will give you useful, truthful information. You can find these type of sites by just googling your location. If you find a site and it shows conversing among members then find another one. You want information not conversation. Anytime you put something up for discussion it never ends well. Hope this helps.
I seriously believe the United States as we once knew it is dead. The United States which our grandfathers fought to preserve is gone. It has been replaced with the catering to the wealthiest individuals with no sense of right or wrong. They are doing the most horrific things in the name of religion.
I kept waiting for some type of glimmer of hope. I do not think hope is coming. I think it is long way past hope. So those of you who support healthcare being taken away from millions, those who support discrimination in all types as a means of policy, those of you who are incapable of caring for your fellow brother, those of you who live your life scared someone else is going to benefit in some way that you would hurt others who are truly the least fortunate of us, those of you supporting an immigration policy which hurts children and damages families, those of you who would believe lies over truth, and those of you who feed into the ego of a very mentally ill wannabe dictator, YOU are the ones who have blood on your hands.
The United States was headed in the right direction but those of you threw it away because deep down you resented the fact the the right President for this country was a black President. Shame on you for your racial bias and stupidity. This is not about votes or party. This it is about morality.
I cannot support the immoral way the US is going at the moment and I really do not see it changing any time soon. I hate the way it has made me question friends and family who would support hateful agendas. An agenda by the way which is against my right to marry and to be treated equally not only as a married couple but as a full fledge person. That is not too much to ask and I have to be honest and say those who support the hateful agenda and the people who perpetuate it has left many of us feeling betrayed.
I am angry at a whole lot of you because I thought many of you knew better or should I say I thought I knew you better. I have decided in the end to focus on my new home and my new community because say what you will haters about Mexico it is a much safer and saner place to live than the United States. In the end that is the truth of it all. Buenas Noches to the great ideas of the great Lady Liberty. May she rest in peace. Hasta luego to our new life in Playa Del Carmen Mexico.
Just because I do not have a man bun and I wear polo shirts does not mean I am not and cannot be spiritual in nature and practice. I have seen and experienced things of a more spiritual nature than most posing Bhagwan wannabe’s have seen in their lives and are likely to ever see. I am still on my journey and it is always exciting and you never know where it will take you.
There is a portion of the Millennial generation who believe they have a corner market on spirituality and spiritualism. You are not spiritual because it is the “IN” thing to do. Spirituality has nothing to with the clothes your wear or your hairstyle. Spirit calls to you from your inside and has very little to do with what is on the outside. You have a spiritual calling.
I am blessed to know many “real” spiritual people who I consider true friends. You know who you are because I only am friends with people I admire and respect. If you are a spiritual friend you are one because I believe in you.
The downside is I have also noticed there are a whole lot of spiritual posers out there right now in the world. Do not be fooled by those pretending to be something they are not or incapable of being. In the spiritual world you will see this in many forms. Look for those who are genuine. You will find them. They are there. The key is to for you to be as genuinely spiritual on the inside as you can be in your own life and others like you will attract. There is no spiritual uniform or age required.