Living life to the fullest
A column by Erik Sosa
My life is about to change, DRASTICALLY! And, as if finalizing a divorce isn’t tumultuous enough as it is, why not throw in an international relocation for shits and giggles. I mean, seriously though, if I have the chance to start anew, I’ve learn to either go big or go home! Which, by the way, if anyone is in the market for a 6 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home, with a full walkout basement and jaw dropping patio, please let me know. Also, while I’m at it, I’d like to give a shout out to the Coronas (19 if you will) for helping me and my family encapsulate, solidify and debouch some of the entrepreneurial dreams we have been evaluating for the past three years. Yes Bitches, the Sosa-Kibby family is moving permanently to Bahia Principe, Akumal before the 20-21 school year begins.
Let me explain.
Not long before Cole and Parker were old enough to formulate proper sentences, we spent many years vacationing in Hawaii and California. However, it wasn’t until the boys reached middle school when Mark and I decided a change of scenery was much needed for the boys’ personal growth, development and love of all things culturally diverse. So, after taking one memorable Disney Cruise down the Baja Peninsula to the Mexican Riviera and docking in picturesque seaside towns, we were hooked on phoncs!
Originally known as the Cancun–Tulum corridor until 1999, the Riviera Maya is a tourism and resort district south of Cancun. And this is where my story actually begins. For the past five years, starting in Cancun, our family has been traveling south every spring break, while soaking up the rays of the Mexican Quintana Roo coastline. As we became more and more familiar with the land, it’s people and it’s culture, in time, we have left the comforts of a resort/hotel lifestyle and now opt for the more flexible AirBnB experience. The ability and flexibility to experience a more local way of life, has allowed me and the children to envision a sun filled future that seems less chaotic and much less stressful than the “world” we live in today.
Will we miss me the comforts of home and the love of friends who we have come to call family? MOST DEFINITELY. But, on the flip side, you never really lose true friends and home is where the heart is. Grindr not included. Yes, we will have tough times ahead, but isn’t that life in general? It’s time for me street my limbs by mentally and physically making a drastic move in my life, and the time just feels right. Mark is on board. My mom is on board. The children are on board. My support system seems to be on a full steam course ahead and I can’t be more happy and scared to see what adventures tomorrow has in store for us. GG