In February, I interviewed my friend Rebecca about relocating her life and business to Playa del Carmen, a coastal town along the Yucatán Peninsula. A technical glitch (I recorded the call) resulted in a delay of the blog post. I connected with her a few weeks later to fill in some of the holes from losing the recording. And then I sat on the interview for nearly two months.
It hit me last week why I’ve delayed sharing Rebecca’s story. Uprooting your life from Portland to Mexico takes courage, guts, and fortitude. She represents an intrepid and indomitable spirit that I desperately want but don’t currently possess. While I would choose a different location, I want to follow in Rebecca’s path. Sharing her story forces me to reevaluate my own life. It was easier to let the weeks go by sitting on her interview than confront what’s holding me back from taking a similar leap.
But Rebecca’s story needs to be shared as it provides a motivational blueprint for people (like me) who have a burning desire to do the extraordinary. [Continue Reading]