Where Has Gringation Been?

I know… I made a huge announcement a month ago then dropped off the face of the earth. Well, I’m still making frequent updates on my Facebook page so my followers know what’s been going on, but the blog has been lonely since mid-April!

April 25 was my last day at the travel agency, so I went back home to Virginia for a week to visit family. I even had my first official day “on the job” blogging from a Starbucks with my dad in my hometown of Richmond (tried to get a people-free picture, but as it turns out Starbucks is a popular place):

Ever since I got back to Cancun, I’ve been playing catch-up with my new jobs. I love every single one (there are 3… well, 1 big one and 2 small-ish ones) but I’ve had a hard time figuring out my new schedule with all the changes going on. Haven’t gotten into a groove yet, although I do love FINALLY being able to blog from my favorite Cancun Starbucks terrace:

Since Monday, I’ve been staying at Sandos Caracol resort in the Riviera Maya. My biggest job is the copywriter and blogger for Sandos resorts, so I get to stay at all their Mexico resorts over the next few months. I’ll be at Sandos Caracol through Friday, then at Sandos Playacar next week, then at Sandos Cancun in June. It’s kind of like a vacation, although I am mostly working. My “office” changes a little every day:

It’s been my dream for a long time to work from resorts and blog while on frequent vacations, but oh boy is it crazy. Even when I’m supposed to be relaxing, I keep feeling like I should be writing something. The brain needs an “off” switch!

We also cleared out the storage room at home to create a new office. I’ve only gotten to use it for 1 week (and won’t use it again until sometime in June), but that’s ok because right now it looks like this:

Not glamorous at all. Lawn furniture, recycling crates and a cheap tablecloth do not an office make.

It’s been a whirlwind and it will continue to be a whirlwind, but hopefully over time I’ll get used to having numerous projects going on at once. A big new day planner has been my lifesaver in scheduling when and where to write everything I need to!

There have also been a few beach days in there plus a trip to Akumal I never wrote about. Soon, amigos!



6 comments to Where Has Gringation Been?

  • Sounds so exciting. Can Jorge join you at the resorts sometimes? Talk about inspirational surroundings. Again, congrats.

  • KfromMichigan

    My kind of job.. enjoy it while you can!

  • ambyblue

    Fantastic. So, when is the book coming out?

  • Joanne

    We stayed at Sandos Caracol about 8 (?) years ago. They were nearly finished rebuilding after a hurricane and remodeling. It was a little rough around the edges but we still had a fun week. We got to our room which had bare, live, electric wires sticking out the wall. While we were standing there some other guests came into our room – they had keys and had been assigned to the same room! We ended up getting moved to a room beside the pool and beach, which was great. After all the improvements were done it must be very nice.

    • Hi Joanne! I think 8 years ago was before Caracol belonged to Sandos… or maybe when they just took over it. At any rate, the resort is now much, much larger and very beautiful. :) I’ve stayed there a few times (even before working for them) and didn’t see any more live wires haha

  • Sounds like such a fun job, even if you don’t get much time to explore atleast you get such lovely views!

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