A year ago today, we arrived with our luggage and Frankie. We had said all our goodbyes the day before and we were feeling a thousand different emotions. We were sad and happy... relieved and scared all at the same time. I can honestly say that Kevin and I are amazed at how fast this year has gone by, yet, we feel as though we've been permanent fixtures in our little community for some time... we've made so many good friends (Ticos and Expats). We've learned about living simply, how nature doesn't always co-operate, how to bounce back from unexpected trials (the earthquake creating a mud slide and the fire in the carport come to mind)... how to host and cook for our guests (tweaking along the way as we find new ways to do things better)... we have enjoyed sharing our little piece of paradise with family members who have come to visit, old friends and new friends. We've grown as individuals and as a couple. This last year has been an amazing experience and we look forward to seeing what our second year brings. Hope you keep coming back to read what we're up to.
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
Click here to pick up your copy of my book! It's all about our adventure: from leaving our middle-class suburban lifestyle in Canada to reinventing ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. Check it out and if you enjoy it, please spread the word! Thanks!