Monday, June 10, 2013


It's sure been a while.  And let me tell you why.

Everything is normal.  I feel like I've gotten to the point where Costa Rica doesn't feel like Costa Rica.  It just feels like home.  I find there are far more similarities between my life in the USA and my life here than there are differences.  I have a job where I'm comfortable.  I know how to get around.  The language is not difficult for me at all, and I even understand about 95% of the slang thanks to my profanity spewing husband.  Sometimes I talk to myself in Spanish without thinking about it.  It's just there now.

I don't go through every day thinking "I'm in Costa Rica"  I just go through my days.

Sure things remind me that I'm in Costa Rica, but no longer in a "OMG I'M IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY" way.  It's more in a "yup, that's Costa Rica for ya" type of way.  This is obviously something difficult for me to describe.

For example, the other day I saw an Ox-cart on the highway.  It was funny, and I wish I had taken a picture of it.  But it's not big news.  More important things happened to me that day than seeing an ox-cart on the highway.

I think I wrote about this a year ago or so, but I'm at a whole new level of "normal" now.  I bet in another year I'll feel even more "normal".

So yes, things are happening in my life.  But it no longer has to do with the fact that I'm in Costa Rica.  It's more along the lines of work, relationship, family, friends, parties, etc.  So why blog?  Would you want to hear about how today at work I was sick so I was all grumpy until a kid gave me a piece of cake and then I felt better?  Nah.

Life in Costa Rica, has just become life.


Alex said...

Glad things are finally feeling settled! That's not to say your life will be without frustrations or surprises (good and bad), but it sounds like you're at least pretty well dialed-in with life down here. I'm STAAAAARTING to get there myself, actually. I finally have a job as of last week, so we'll see how that goes, but that was definitely a big step.

As for what to blog about... I'm sure there will still be PLENTY of interesting things happening to you. Also, it's perfectly valid to write about annoying days at work. Sure, most of those days are going to be more at the Facebook level, but every now and again, I'm sure a solid rant will come bursting out, and this site will be here waiting, ready to help you get it alllll off your chest. :)