Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It's a Kelly blog!

Sooo, I haven't been blogging much. Not as "myself" anyway, I write daily for work, it pays the bills, but it's not "ME".  I have this HUGE sense of guilt hanging over me about CancunCanuck, like it's something that I MUST do. Have to. Forced to. Responsibility. And thus, nada. Writer's block. A couple of months back I met up with my awesome friend Suzanne who is the About.com Mexico expert. She asked me why the heck I wasn't blogging. I floundered for a second then said "I don't know what it is anymore, travel blog, expat blog, Mexico blog, mommy blog, bilingual blog, news blog or personal blog!!!" Sweet Suzanne smiled and said "It's all of those silly, it's a Kelly blog!" Well huh, go figure, her response has been stuck in my head ever since and I've realized I just have to write. As me. Same as I used to.

BUT I realized there is a difference now. I used to write to escape and to pretend a bad situation wasn't so bad. Force myself to focus on the positive aspects of my life, adventure, my son, etc, like a little kid with hands over ears screaming "LA LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU" to all the negative stuff going on. Now that I have moved on from said "bad situation" and life really is good and positive and full of love and light (no, seriously, not Pollyanna-ing, it's true!), I have less reason to write. Or, as I am realizing of late, different reasons to write. I just have to break through and allow myself to be the writer that I am now. There are theories that in order to be an artist, you must be miserable. Been there and done that, ya basta! I hope to surpass that and show that I don't have to suffer to be creative. Without getting all sappy and lovey-dovey gross/guacala on you of course.

Soooo, I still don't know where this is going. Not sure if it's going anywhere but I get an "A for Effort" for writing this post, no? I do know that I miss writing as myself and sharing my adventures and experiences and thoughts. But I don't want to just be a travel guide. And I definitely do not want to be an "expat expert" (I know, it's horrible, but the emails I get from people with dreams of living on white sandy beaches under palm trees make my teeth hurt now, no offense intended to anyone with fantasies, just find a little reality in there, sabes?) I'm not an expert in immigration or finding a job or tracking down your vacation relation (seriously ladies, STOP falling in love on your one week all-inclusive trip, it never works!) I can't tell you what to do with your life or how to make a change or where you should live or who you should love. Ann Landers I am not. Just come along for the ride, enjoy the road, have a larf or three with me as I figure out what this journey/lucha is for me.


10 comments:

KfromMichigan said...

You have been missed! So please start blogging again. I love hearing about your adventures. (and I know you have several to tell) Of course there are stories about your furry family. And several beach pictures to show us. I'll be watching and waiting. :)

This Just In !!! (get it..my names Justin) said...

Love the blog, starting trolling it about a month ago. Going to be in Cancuck in september and using this as my tourguide so please tell me what to do ! sept 6-9th..planning market 23 per your instructions already...

This Just In !!! (get it..my names Justin) said...

Going to be in CANCUN...but I like the Canuck mistype so I'll leave it.

CancunCanuck said...

Thanks KfromMichigan, I do owe some beach photos and I know it! :D

Hola Justin! You've got a quick trip there, I would get in some snorkeling, a cenote and a lot of beach time. The archaeology sites will take up a full day (most of them), but you can check out the Museo Maya and the small site there called San Miguelito. Happy planning!

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh I'm so glad you're back again! I was just wondering how you were the other day (that sounds really creepy since I am a complete stranger, but I worry when I don't hear from bloggers in awhile)! Glad to hear you're doing well!

CancunCanuck said...

Hola Kelly, great to see you again! Thanks for sticking around! Life is grand, hope yours is too!

Croft said...

Sheee's Baaack! We will be back on the Yucatan in our motorhome for part of the winter. Not so much Cancun as we hate touristy areas but we really missed at least a taste of the green ocean last year when we spent the winter in Cuernavaca, Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz areas.

I am looking forward to your tales and Max anecdotes. Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA! SO glad to see you back....I have a few posts to catch up on.....but hey.....falling in love while on an all inclusive NEVER works out?? ;) I'm proof it can!! haha!! 5 years strong, with a 1 year old as of today.....while we aren't living in Cancun (rather up in the great white north).....we ARE living the dream!! Glad to hear things are in a great place for you and can't wait to read more!! :D

enCuba said...
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enCuba said...

Each person fights stress as best they can. But there are healthy ways to seek creativity and relax. I recently went on vacation and got married in Cuba. I had a Cuban style wedding and it was wonderful. Here is the website BodasenCubaFiestas they are great.
My life as an artist was nourished by new experiences, almost always positive. You do not have to suffer to seek creativity. What a writer must always be sensitive to human suffering. This is very important if you are writing drama. For other things it is not so necessary. Creativity is not defined by how much we suffer but by how sensitive we are.

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