That means I'm here with a 'What If' for you.
I promised something a little more light-hearted this week. My question for you today is this:
What if you could be anywhere else in the world or frankly the universe for that matter, than where you are right now?
This week I am inspired by a teenager that I know who is about to go on a mission trip. When I heard about where she is going I exclaimed exuberantly how "that is my favorite place in the world!" And I do vow to take my husband there one day to see for himself the 'other love of my life'. (Once the drug wars get a little more under control that is.)
If I could be anywhere else, I would be in Cancun, Mexico. That is the first place where I got an inkling of what I might be in for if I could break free of my family. I went there for two weeks the summer before my senior year of college, thanks for the generosity and time share of a friends grandfather (I was a commuter student, working full time). It turned out to be way too expensive to make regular calls home or vice versa. That was such a blessing- to be set free in a place so beautiful and different from where I grew up. I learned to snorkel, had adventures I could never have tried at home, and learned what relaxation actually was. I have gemstones that match the color of the water and a tiny vial of perfume, also called 'Cancun', that smells exactly of a perfect mix of the white sandy beaches, nightclubs and lazy days in a hammock. I have been to other parts of Mexico since then and they just do not compare. There is something about Mexican culture stirred with the Caribbean that will always be magic to me.
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