People Who Spend Money On Experiences Instead Of Things Are Much Happier

http://elitedaily.com/news/world/people-spend-money-experiences-instead-things-much-happier/983208/

As I get older, I know that this is more true all the time. This is my fourth winter in Mexico but as I’m packing up my six month life I’m seeing really how little I shopped this year but how many fabuloso experiences I had!

Don’t get me wrong, I still love the mercados/ markets of San Miquel de Allende but my buying criteria has been radically altered. For one thing, I presently do not have a permanent address. If there is such a thing, anyway.

Because of the high vacancy rate in my city on Vancouver Island  the year I wanted a sublet I was unsuccessful. My landlords were willing but the party who I thought was rock solid wasn’t. The landlords raised the rent after the deal was struck, the sublet was unwilling to pay the increase and the while deal collapsed. I was stick paying rent on both sides of the border!

Since that time, I’ve had my ‘stuff in a rented storage locker when I am a snowbird which is not the ideal solution either but…  And it’s a big but.

Last year I rented a room in a house which I really enjoyed which included a rent a poodle, Suki that I could take out for walks and play with. As a loooooong time cat owner this was a new experience, for sure.

This is Suki on top of my quilt that I had packed up as I was stripping the need on my last night! I kind of think she wanted to go to Mexico with me!

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This year I have a suite to rent for the five months I’ll be in town. Once again, thus is not a ‘permanent’ solution but one which will work for 2015.  I gave up my phone number once again since I didn’t want monthly phone bills North of the Border and have a unlocked telephone makes it easy to get a SIM card in Mexico and have a local number!

Hence, I don’t know what’s in my crystal ball address wise but I do know that I’m heading ‘home’ for a week then hitting the highway for a roadtrip to the Kootenays and the Yasodhara Ashram in particular!

Suki, wonder poodle of Hammond Bay, I’m coming home and you will never guess what’s in my suitcase!
Last year you got a t shirt, poodle sized sombrero and Mexican toys. This year? Wait and see, my pocito pero!

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