Nicole shares her journey into parenting, healing & worldschooling
Libraria (part 1)
Guayaquil: The Ecuadorian Heart
Nicole – I absolutely connect with what you’re saying. I always feel like I’m the only one who has these dreams, but everything you’ve said are things I’ve thought about doing. I am also a single mother (by choice), and have a 4 yr old and 19 mo old. For the last few years, I’ve thought of creating this type of life for my children in Mexico, and I’ve more recently researched some on Costa Rica, with the thought of making the move in a few years. Then I found out I’m losing my client this week (consulting), and I start thinking, well why not go now…and like you I think of going to Mexico because it’s close and sort of a stepping stone.
I was also told i was a ‘dreamer’ growing up, but even though I’m a dreamer, I’ve always been extremely responsible and down to Earth. I’m well educated the traditional school route that we all had growing up in our generation. I followed the path to college and job, and grad school and better job. But yes, I’m not living in the moment – I’m on overdrive, always rushing around, trying to beat the clock, and race through the day. There has to be a better way, and I’d like my kids to know the better way…and for them to learn a 2nd language from a young age, and truly be bilingual.
Anyhow, thanks for sharing the interview, ladies. I feel like just what I need are other women/moms like myself, doing the same thing or wanting the same thing, to connect with, and make ‘the plan’ to do this with. Somehow it’s all so much less scary if you know someone similar who followed this path just before you…very similar to when I decided to have children on my own. So much less ‘scary’ knowing others who have done this!