A few hours ago I got my ticket to fly to my hometown this weekend. I was born and raised in Mexico City and had an awesome life there but I always knew I wanted to live abroad. I loved Mexico City, there was no reason why I shouldn’t want to stay, but I always had the travel bug, and that meant not staying in Mexico after graduating High School. When I was 19, I moved to London. I went straight from my lifelong home to a country about 6000 miles away, and that’s when the crazy adventures began and still continue.
The last time I visited, was almost exactly one year ago. I will be flying this Saturday and coming back the following Saturday. Josh is staying behind with a ton of work.
The reasons for this visit:
Visiting family and friends, and
Applying for an Indian Entry Visa
I’m a married woman, but I asked my dad to buy me the flight ticket. I figured $600 dollars is nothing compared to the $50,000 for one year’s worth of private [American] college education (which my dad always wanted me to get.)
I told my friends today about the news via email, chat, and facebook. These were some of their reactions:
“wey que pinche emoción! sabes cuanto te quiero y extraño!!!” Rough translation: “dude fucking exciting! you know how much I love you and miss you!!!”
“una sonrisota se dibujó en mi rostro jaja ay que cursi sonó eso” Rough translation: “a big smile was drawn upon my face haha that sounded really corny”
“Woooohoooooo!” Rough translation: “Woooohoooooo!”
“Wuwu wuwu Aaaaa Que emoción! Ósea llegas ya aaaaa no estoy preparada Jajaja 🙂 estoy muy emocionada. he pensado mucho en ti últimamente por eso. Soooo wuwuwuwu” Rough translation: “Wuwu wuwu Aaaaah So exciting! You are arriving so soon! aaaaah I’m not prepared Hahaha 🙂 I’m so excited. I’ve been thinking about you lately. Soooo wuwuwuwu”
I think it’s safe to say that they are excited. They sound like 15 year olds; we are all heading for 25 next.
I miss them too, we’ve been friends for over 10 years. Wow, I just did the math. I didn’t realize it’s been that long, I think it’s close to 15 years. Right now, in my life outside of Mexico, I don’t have even one friend that I can call and have a drink with or go to the movies, except for my husband. I’m glad we are friends, I do love hanging out with him. It’s just hard to make friends when you are moving all the time, and you are not in school, and/or you are not employed.
A common and constant environment seems to be needed for people to bond. Over the last 5 years, of course I’ve met cool people and have hung out with several of them but I have not made one close friend yet. The bond is not strong enough to continue when separation occurs, unlike with my six friends in Mexico. Whether it’s been months or even years, every time we see each other is like the time and distance never happened. It’s really cool.
Things I’m looking forward to in this trip (in no particular order):
- Seeing my mom, dad, and brothers.
- Seeing my extended family (uncles, aunts, cousins…) They are so fun; nonstop laughs during family dinners.
- Seeing my friends: Xim (Ximena), Elein (Elena), Marieli (Mariel), Guera (Isabel), and Fer (Fernanda). Caro (Carolina) is in London.
- Tacos!!! Nothing like authentic tacos.
- Getting my Indian Entry Visa
- Restaurants. Mexico City has like a million different restaurants with all kinds of food, and they are amazing.
- Airports (to and from). I just love airports. I don’t know.
Ha. I literally just go this email from my mom:
“nena confirmame que recibiste la conf de tu vuelo . estoy muy emocionadaaaaa!!! LOVE UUUUU”
Rough translation: “sweetheart confirm me that you received your flight confirmation. I’m so exciteeeeeed!!! LOVE UUUUU”
There are a lot of excited people today.
On a very different note, if you haven’t already I would really appreciate if you took a second to rate and leave a comment about my blog on the expats blog website. It would really help for the upcoming yearly contests. Thanks! And stayed tuned for my writing submission, I’ll need lots of votes and comments on that one too.