The adventures of an American girl in Argentina...and then Colombia
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Indecisiveness Strikes Again!!!
Hi everyone (aka the 4 people who read this blog)! Its been a year (or maybe two???) since I've written on this blog, but I figured new country, new posts.
So for those of you who don't know (but I'm sure if you're reading this you do) my boyfriend and I recently left Argentina and moved to Medellín, Colombia. As the name of this blog suggests, it wasn't an easy decision to make. There were plenty of reasons for us to leave --- the Argentine economy was tanking fast and neither of us were from there so we were paying insane amounts of money to go visit our families, but we had good jobs and we had created our own little systems to deal with whatever Argentina could throw at us. We had a good apartment and great friends who felt like family. Buuuut my boyfriend had always waxed nostalgic about how great life was in Colombia and I was sick of being an illegal in Argentina, so one Valentine's Day the boyfriend and I got good and liquored up and bought ourselves some one-way tickets to Colombia. About a week later (the day after we sent his mom back to Colombia with the vast majority of his belongings) the buyer's remorse started to set in. What had we done??? Sure we complained about expat life and how hard it could be at times, but we had become masters at dealing with it. I had even found a way to wire my savings to my US checking account for free! We had it all! What followed was a period of extreme indecisiveness about whether or not we would actually leave Argentina that ended in us basically losing our minds to the point where I suggested that we get therapy. Does that even exist? Indecisive expat therapy??? In the end we decided to give Colombia a shot, so here we are, in Medellín. I'm looking forward to all the new experiences that await me, and will try to keep the blog going this time so look out for lots of new posts!