Margarita Mind, it really is not a joke. I almost succumbed while looking for property, and have seen friends, neighbors and clients fall under its spell.
When we pulled up stakes and headed south to La Paz, I was filled with dreams of writing about my new life, my old life and making gorgeous quilts!
Well I did and do make gorgeous quilted pillows. Frankly making an entire quilt would bore me. And back in 2000 they did not have pre cut squares of all sizes in gorgeous color runs.
And my writing? Well I got caught up in renovating the first house we bought down here.
When that was done, I was tired, and wanted to be out and about and not only walking on the beach!I started writing for the local English language newspaper. I met lots of people, learned a lot, and had more than one “divorce” with the smart, but crabby publisher.
Then we sold our first house, and built one on the beach in the same neighborhood.
“I am going to experience the process, and not let the stress get to me” I said. Well that was a short lived attitude. Our builder took us to the cleaners, so the nice cushion I was going to have left over so I could finally write was gone, and then some.
So I went to work. I took a job with a cross-border mortgage company. I traded my time for money. We needed the money, they needed me. Talk about meeting a lot of people and learning a lot, this job opened doors, and piled on the work and stress.
I traveled to almost every resort in Mexico. From my beach house in La Paz, I worked with Realtors, escrow agents, buyers, sellers and notarios in every market in Mexico.
In September 2008 I left the mortgage company. Within weeks I was offered a writing assignment for a magazine I dreamed of writing for. I went back to writing for the newspaper, and had my final divorce from the publisher.
So with nothing left to do, I decided to get serious about writing.
And so my first book, Margarita Mind: How to Avoid It; A Guide to Buying Mexico Real Estate Safely & Sanely was born.
And now this blog is here to support you, my readers. I will update info about buying, renting and other issues .
When my next two books come out, I will announce them here.
When you are ready to enter the waters of home buying in real estate send your questions here. I’ll personally answer them.
And in the future I’ll have some webinars to talk to you about buying your dream home in Mexico.
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