Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Making Our Mark

One of the biggest "American Dreams" is to buy/own a home. Well guess what? That dream didn't stop at the border when I moved.

Recently, hubby and I have been talking about the possibility of buying a home within the next couple of years. Here in Mexico, if you have a job that offers seguro, you can earn points towards purchasing a house. Plus, a little bit of money is taken out of each check and put into an account for you. One of hubby's previous jobs offered this benefit, so he came to the realization that he's already got a head start on this new venture for us. Now we just have to figure out what we need to do to make it more of a reality. He didn't have quite enough points saved up yet, so the first step is to find a position with a company that offers the seguro.

I'm so excited about this new goal in our life. I've always wanted to live in a home where I was paying MYSELF rent rather than someone else. I've always wanted the place I could call my (our) own. I look forward to having our own place and doing whatever we want to it.

This week has been a week of setting goals: daily, weekly, monthly, and even "within the year". I hope we are able to achieve most of them. I want my little family to be in a better place this time next year. It will take babysteps, but babysteps are better than no steps at all.

I am so thankful to have Sisters who understand my situation and how things work in Mexico. It's amazing how information weaves its way through friendships and relationships. My Sisters most likely heard a lot about what they know about living in Mexico from other friends and relationships and word just keeps getting around like that. I don't really like to depend on others for things, and I don't really look at it as being that way. I look at these friendships and networking avenues as a way to propel my family and I into our happy place. And I am more than happy to share the knowledge I have learned with other Sisters who need it too! With the help and support of our loved ones, we will be there sooner than we ever dreamed.

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