A lot of things...
Now that I'm here, I have been as busy as can be.
In a post several days ago, I was told that my story would make a great read, or two.
So my journey since arriving, is very interesting because I have endured so many things.
But Cody, you had $3,800 when you arrived. Well, yes, and it ran out fast when I got a place to live, purchased clothes, and housewares and other needed things.
By February of 2021, I had ran out of money, and ended up living in the forest close to the city.
For me, it was fine, because I actually really enjoy camping, and it was cheaper.
I got a few odd jobs, and made a little money here and there, so I was ok. The odd thing is that mexicans didn't see things the same way.
Mexicans, in Mexico, rarely if ever go camping. They have their ancestral homes, and their children normally take over the same house, and on and on, and never really leave for any reason.
Americans, like myself, growing up on a ranch, camped out nearly every weekend.
It was amazing! I enjoy it SO much, it's often a break from just the craziness of life, that living outside here was perfect, because the weather is amazing year round.
Getting online to write articles here, and on Bastyon, and do my crypto work was difficult at times, but I managed.
Then, I got a good job helping an elderly couple fix up their house and apartments. It was great because it was literally 3 blocks from my camping site.
Later, I got more and more work, like many people wanting English classes, and other folks asking me to help cut their lawns.
After the first 2 years here, I found a steady flow of work, but sometimes it would dry up, and I would have to ask my church for help, and ask for donations on various sites.
I received some amazing help from great people on Bastyon, and it kept me going.
I would watch the news and see what was happening in the USA with the inoculations, and sure enough, people were dying and being injured.
It was at those times, when things were the hardest, that I knew I made the correct choose in leaving.
Now, I am in my 3rd year, and things have changed.
In my next post, I will share what these last 8 months have been like, and how they have helped me to see the potential here in Mexico.
I hope to see you in the comment section here, and in the next one.