Discover the Essence

As we were leaving Ajijic at the end of July, we realized not only that our goals and expectations had drastically changed since leaving home, but also that we had been “on the road” for exactly three months. With this in mind we thought it would be a good chance to look back at where we had gone, what we had done, and what we were looking forward to.

The three-month-hump, as Grant calls it, is a notoriously difficult one to hurdle as a long-term traveler. Homesickness and other more visceral sicknesses challenge your body’s ability to complete simple daily tasks or even think clearly. An emotional funk sets in deeper than you may have ever felt before, which begs you to reevaluate all of your choices and to consider how much easier life might have been if you never left home at all.

(The emotion pours out like this…

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