Thinking About Moving Back To Ireland.
I know you guys might be thinking....What another moving post, I thought you just moved. Yes I just moved in to a new house in Mexico with @misslasvegas and her family.
Like she mentioned on her last post, me and my girlfriend (her daughter) sort of sprung the news on her a few weeks ago that we were thinking of moving back. Nothing was set in stone though and we were still just thinking about it.
We originally were thinking maybe we would aim to go back in September if flights were cheap and that way we would have more time to think on stuff and sort out flights and what we would do.
We have been looking at flights and trying to find when the best time is to get cheap flights. We have found some pretty good deals for July but maybe they are too close to even be possible. Why might it not be possible? Well our beloved dog Misty has issues with her heart or lungs (we are currently trying to find out what is wrong ) and we don’t know if she would be fit to fly and if she is, it will still be hard to book a last minute flight as there’s a lot more that goes into booking her on a plane with us.
She looks a bit scruffy in this, but this is Misty:
Photos are mine.
Originally we weren’t too worried about going sooner than later but now @misslasvegas is having issues with some stuff back in Ireland, if we went sooner maybe we could help to resolve these issues. To read her post on the issues she's facing, click here. We’ve also come to the conclusion that if we go sooner it’ll be better as it won’t be so cold than if we went in September or later.
Why would we want to move back to Ireland from such a lovely place that is Playa Del Carmen, Mexico?
I’ll start off with saying that if it wasn’t for @misslasvegas I would have never had the opportunity to come here to Mexico when I did. I am very thankful for all she’s given me and when I am in a better position to return her kindness that will be the first thing that I do.
Mexico is such a wonderful place and a completely different world from where I grew up and highly disliked. Coming here has definitely made me grow as a person in many ways and even though I knew there was a lot more to the world than the small little town I grew up in, after being in a place like that for so long, I would forget how different it could actually be. I will definitely miss it so much when I leave but for now I think it might be the right thing to do. Now I know what to expect when I come back in the future.
We will miss the heat and the beautiful Cenotes. We will miss the warm welcoming feeling of the people here in Mexico. The exotic fruit, the Mexican food. The diversity of people. The feeling of being your true self and people don’t seem to care because they are so used to diversity. We will miss being able to go pick a coconut off a tree. We will miss my girlfriends’ family for the time we are away. We will miss so much.
So why are we thinking of going back to Ireland if I disliked it so much when I was there. There are a few different aspects to it:
I have some unfinished medical stuff to sort out which would be possible to eventually sort here but is just so much harder without the healthcare help I had in Ireland.
My girlfriend and I need our own lives and our own space.
It will be easier to get a good, steady job so we can afford to live independently and build more for our future together.
We feel like our dog Misty will be better off in Ireland, we thought she would get used to the heat here but seems to still struggle a lot. And if she is having heart/lung problems this makes it worse.
If we do need treatment for Misty then maybe it would be more manageable to be able to afford it in Ireland (But let's hope for the best).
And of course I will get to see my family again, which I am very excited for.
Although Ireland isn't our favourite of places and there’s a lot of things we are not looking forward to and things that will be difficult to deal with. There are also a lot of things that we think we will appreciate more from not having them here. Things like, being able to drive 5 mins and bring our dog for a nice walk through the forest, even if it’s raining (we can’t bring her for a very long walk here as she gets too exhausted).
The quiet country side, we never really liked the country but I think we have grown more of an appreciation for it while being here. Not that I would love to permanently live in the country side but sometimes its nice to have the space and the privacy that comes with it.
I plan to do more things like grow my own vegetable garden, something I never really had a serious thought of doing. I will have better resources there. Obviously there’s good things you can grow here too. But at my family home back in Ireland there was plenty of space to do it. No reason not to really.
We even miss the shops over there, Lidl, Tesco, Aldi, Dunnes (Probably the least but still miss the vegan chicken haha). We always envisioned Walmart and stores like this to be amazing and have so much more than we had, which in some cases they do but here it’s not so great as we thought and it’s still pretty expensive. I know right....daydreaming about going to Lidl haha.
Can’t forget McDonalds, they have so many different vegan places here that they never had where we lived but do you know what we’ve ended up missing and it’s funny really - A veggie burger meal from McDonalds. They just don’t do any vegan options in Mcdonalds here, I haven’t had a McDonalds since I’ve been here. Which is probably a good thing. Stops me eating such crap. We literally talk about, that’s the first thing we are going to eat when we arrive. Of course we plan to eat healthy but the odd time we will have some crap haha.
I guess the saying is right - “You always want what you don’t have”.
If we go back we want to do it a lot differently than before we moved to Mexico, even if we don’t completely love the place we are in we want to appreciate things more and be grateful for what we do have. On the mental health side of things it was a lot harder for us there, but we want to work on it and change our mindset, not let the way other people are, determine the way we feel about ourselves. We always struggled there with the opinions and the way people see things. It’s like they are afraid of difference and we were always a bit different, didn’t want to just fit in to not be the outcast. Which I feel a lot of people where I am from were like, they are afraid of being themselves so just try and fit in. Therefore most people act the same, dress the same, do the same things and there’s no originality. Of course not everyone was like this but in my opinion the majority are.
We just need to remember that if we have confidence in ourselves and don’t let other people affect our self worth than people like this can’t get to us because in the end they don’t really matter and people will have something to say no matter what you do. We need to remember who we are and not let other people’s energy bring us down.
If we move back I think we will initially have to stay with my family which isn’t ideal, but we hope to get a place of our own as soon as we can and hopefully in a better location to where my family’s house is. After all there are so many different places that I still haven't been to in Ireland that we might like a lot more to what we’ve experienced.
Nothing is set in stone. It’s a lot to think about and we need to first find out what is wrong with our dog Misty and go from there. I just hope we find out soon if she is fit to fly, and I hope it’s something we will be able to cure with treatment. Fingers Crossed.
Thank you for reading and have a great day!
Until next time…..