I make no bones about it folks. I have been really out of sorts for the past 153 days, since I got stopped in Texas on my way to Mexico. The Airbnbs I have lived in during that time have been nice, and in different times I am sure I would have enjoyed myself immensely. COVID-19 makes even the nicest places unattractive.
I have been pretty down about not being able to travel. I am not comfortable going outside for walks in a country where the wearing of masks has become a political kickball. I have been lucky that a friend who has to get out and go to work anyway has been doing my grocery shopping.
My friend was dropping off some food today, when he began telling me about several of his work colleagues who have been traveling back and forth to Mexico, without any trouble. I realized that I really wanted to be back in Guanajuato where I lived several months before. I also realized that I wouldn’t feel any less safe worrying about Covid19 in Mexico than I was worrying about everything in the USA.
I got in touch with my former landlady in Mexico, and found that she had a very small apartment to rent in one of my favorite parts of Guanajuato. I talked to my landlord here and arranged to leave next month. Now the flight is booked, I have placed a down payment on the apartment in Mexico, and have booked an apartment with my current landlord for next year when I will need to come back to the US.
I am excited for the first time in a long time. Granted I am returning to a place I know, but the times are making it part of my big adventure. Who knows, by the time I leave the US next year, Europe might be opened back up.
I have been up to my eyeballs in a video game for the last six months. I kept playing with the idea of doing some posts about the game. Every time I tried to sit down to write, I found myself swiping away my writing app, and doom scrolling. I might get around to writing about the game someday. Who knows?
I am so excited, thinking about all the things I need to do to get back on the road, that I couldn’t sit down two play a video game to save my life. It is just driving me crazy that I too hyped up to work on anything but a short blog post. I think I am going to have to fall back on my old standby of reading someone else’s novel while drinking a cocktail.
I am hoping once I am back in Mexico, I can get back to writing a novel. I don’t say my novel, because I have been using “my” to indicate the novel I have been working on for a two years. I really seem to be having far too much trouble finishing. It is written, but needs some heavy editing, that just leaves me cold. I think I should shelve it and work on one that I have outlined and is calling to me.
I am looking forward to writing some posts about the nuts and bolts of flying in Covid19 times.