This year my son and I pulled off a huge life change and moved to Mexico. I was tired of feeling crunched by exorbitant preschool fees in the US and desperately wanted my son to learn Spanish.
So, we packed up my home, rented it out, packed up my car, two dogs and a trailer and drove to Mexico.
It’s been one of the hardest things I’ve pulled off in my life to date. But we are so thrilled to be here where family time is a much higher priority, life is simpler and so much cheaper.
It’s reminded me that even though transitions are incredibly difficult, it’s so important to make bold life choices. I could have gotten paralyzed by a fear of the unknown and the mountain of logistics required to make such a move. But instead, I took baby steps and took the leap and I couldn’t be more happy about it.
Here in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, its seems there is always some sort of festive holiday like Independence Day, Indigenous People’s Day, Day of the Dead or simply any saint’s day.
And Christmas is no exception. We love to go up to the main square just to soak up the cheer a few times a week.
Amidst my move to Mexico, I managed to start The Motherhood Reimagined Podcast just for single moms by choice. Each week I’ll interview a mother about her unconventional path to motherhood.
A huge thank you to Signe, a fellow colleague for her contribution and willingness to be interviewed. Keep your ears and eyes open for the launch of the Motherhood Reimagined Podcast and the episode with Signe.
We would like to thank you for participating in three inspiring interviews on our blog and for giving free e-books to our competition winners this year.
The interviews still spread joy and brings hope and power to women around the world who are considering or have made the decision to become solo mothers.
You can tell the women with whom you are in contact, that they are always welcome to call us if they have any questions about donor sperm. Our Customer Service Consultants are ready by the phones, and they speak many different languages.
Good luck with your new Solo Mom Advisor and Mentor Education. We are so happy to support it and we look forward to a visit from your first team in 2019 for a tour around our sperm bank in Aarhus.
After becoming Tristan’s mom I have let go of the traditional Christmas celebrations with my family.
I have let go of:
Too much wine,
Dinner at 7 pm,
Dancing around the tree at 9 pm, and
Opening of presents at 1 am.
That is not a celebration for children, but for adults.
I honestly don’t know how I could accept that my niece and nephew had to celebrate like that. But it is also a bit lonely to sit at home, alone with my son and my old invalid dad and eat the traditional Danish Christmas dinner.
But the sorrow of not having a big family to celebrate Christmas with is my problem, because my son is so exited. Even though he would love to celebrate Christmas with my friends and their family, he happily accepts that is it just us 2 (perhaps 3) together, and I am content with that.
So Christmas will be coming to our home. Tristan was allowed to select the biggest Christmas tree, which now takes up most of our living room. There is just enough space for our elf, Nunar, who moves in each year.
I try to stay as far away from traditions as possible. Because when you have to break with traditions, it’s a cause for sorrow.
So we eat when dinner is ready.
This year we are going to disco-dance around the Christmas tree. We will select songs from youtube and dance all over the living room.
Presents will be opened all afternoon. We will eat some traditionel Danish food, but also lots of ice cream with yummy toppings.
I will see if I can hire or arrange a Santa to stop by.