3
Jun

Lonely in Cancun

After spending the last 4 out of 5 weeks “on the road”, I finally get to spend most of June here at home in Cancun.  Everything has been pretty surreal since leaving my office job, with a week in my hometown of Richmond, two weeks at Playa del Carmen resorts for work (very cool, but pretty lonely) and another week back in the States surrounded by family.

This morning I woke up feeling sad and happy at the same time… happy to finally be able to settle in to my new everyday life of writing, Starbucks and hanging out with my dogs, but also sad to leave my family. My middle sister Sarah just got married over the weekend in Asheville, NC, and it was a pretty awesome mountain wedding. I spent the whole week shopping with my oldest sister in Charlotte, meeting Sarah’s friends at her bachelorette party and going out with (almost) all my cousins in downtown Asheville. (Side note: If you’re a fan of beer, mountains, hipsters and an overall great time, I recommend Asheville.)

Stealing a Facebook photo from my sister's beautiful wedding! There's me just to the left of the bride... not sure what I'm looking at.

Then suddenly, today I’m thrown back to my little makeshift office surrounded by the first downpour of Cancun’s rainy season, with Jorge working extra evening hours the next few days. After such a crazy week surrounded by my favorite people, now I just feel alone again.

I’ll get over it in a few days. This always happens when I get back from a trip back home. Every trip, I feel like I want to move back to the States to be around family, but then Jorge reminds me that everyone in my family lives in different cities and only gets together like that on holidays and special occasions. Living there wouldn’t be the same as visiting.

It’s probably time to call up some Cancun friends for dinner to get out of this slump… if the rain ever stops!

14 comments to Lonely in Cancun

  • Tori

    Call me!!!! Sushi on Wed?

  • Michael Windham

    Laura, you look absolutely stunning for your sister’s wedding. I guess the Texan in me explains why I love what you girls have on your feet!!! Lol. It looks like y’all are ready to two-step away from this ceremony! :-) ) fYI… Jorge is sooooooo right my dear…. Being with your family is very nice … Maybe a couple times a year. Think out of the box…. You have done that since I’ve been reading what has come out of your head… With your visits you’ve created the event for the gathering of your family! You go there to stay, you’ll take that away from them! :-) )) seeee! Hehe!!! Now you know why Skype is nice!
    Plus, the friends you have at home… No silly, your current home now, geeesh, do I have to explain everything????..) have missed you in your absence!
    If you lived in South Carolina everything would be ” almost” the same! “Almost”? You would be miserable! Lmao.
    I know you don’t know me but so what! I’m in Costa Rica right now. Ill return to Texas in August. I have some things to take care of and then I’m gone again. On schedule? I haven’t one! I might just come visit you guys in Cancun. I have a long time Internet friend there that I’d love to drop in on. Yay… Lol… Surprise!! Haha! Meeting people in person that I’ve met online and actually seen on Skype is so rewarding.
    I also like writing… Can’t you tell,,, I won’t shut up!! Lol.
    Ok… Ill sign out. You’re incredible at being a role model for a lot of people. Smile and have a wonderful time at your home. Everything has its place in life. You’re so fortunate to have been able to choose so early in life such an extremely sought after way of life!
    Hint: these companies love you… Uh, they ask you to work for them, huh! Well, for you to attain a better perspective on their resorts you have to be a tourist..not a traveler… So you need a friend to travel with. So you can give your friends in Cancun and at home a chance to be with you while you work!
    Whatever… Lol… I was trying to be helpful!
    Next post please!
    Chow
    Michael Windham
    Ps… Find me an incredibly CHEEP place to sleep there!!! Haha

  • Michael Windham

    Oooops… I’ve been to so many parts if the world and never been to Cancun! I can’t even imagine why not! I guess because I haven’t had anyone to go with. Darn, even my kids have been there! Yikes!

  • The feeling will pass after you get back in the swing of things. The downpour in Cancun can be pretty depressing though. A little sunshine and beach time will do you some good. The sun will shine again. What beautiful scenery in Asheville. Wedding looked stunning.

  • Noelle

    I think you’re keeping an eye on the fire of love that started to go out of control around this time!!

    PS I’m having family withdrawals, too! So glad we got to spend so much time together – miss you and love you!

  • italia

    just know the creative juices work only if you feel alone..but God is alive and with you..so are all of us expats..Starbucks is a good place to hang..we should start a club here in Cancun ..it would be fun to meet all the lonely but better off ex pats hee hee

    • InterNations (a social website for expats) has a Cancun and Playa del Carmen group that gets together once a month! I’ve been a few times, you should check it out. :)

  • KfromMichigan

    Don’t think I would be lonely in Cancun! Reading a book by the pool or beach all day would relax me then take a nap under a palm tree :) If only I were there!

  • Laura

    Yay you’re back! I’ve heard great things about Asheville. Sounds like a cool place, you’ll have to tell me all about it at lunch one of these days. :)

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