Saturday, August 25

It's my Blog's Birthday!!!

I find it hard to fathom that I have stayed with this blogging a solid year this month. My attention span is typically much shorter but I celebrate ONE YEAR blogging as of the 15th of August. I started this blog during rainy season for something to do. I never dreamed it would become addictive and I would go through my day assembling thoughts and pros for the thing. Funny how things work out. To all my steady readers, a BIG THANK YOU for visiting and keeping it a work in progress.

I am reprinted my very first article I ever wrote here (cause most never get down that far in the posts).
I will have five years here in Costa Rica come Oct. 2007 and I am now a resident of my beloved Costa Rica.
I probably will never leave again.
Thanks everyone for your support!

"You Can't Handle the Truth"

Great line - Colonel Jessep, A Few Good Men.

So you think you may want to move to
beautiful, lush Costa Rica?
It takes a brave soul to "Sell off and
Sail Away" to a place you never LIVED...

Visiting here is NOTHING, and I repeat,
Nothing like living here.

I think after living here 2 years,
one is not considered a Rookie
but not a Vet yet.
After 5 years, you show some tenacity
and (hopefully) gain the local respect
You're a Veteran.
You deserve some sort of special Medal.
Chances are, you'll stay here forever.

Some days, I still feel like Dorothy in Oz,
clicking my heels like hell to get "home".
I'm going on my fifth year soon.

I don't get this "ex-pat" status us gringos have here.
I'm not in exile - I'm a North American (from the South) in paradise.


Jen in the Campo said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm happy to be one of your blog buddies. One day we'll meet in person but for now I like knowing you're there, in cyberspace for me but in reality living your life your way in paradise. One day I'll be writing about completing my 5th year as well...only 3 1/2 to go. Like you, after our recent first trip back to the states see no reason to go again.

Skittles said...

Happy Birthday to your blog!

TICA MACHA said...

Thanks girls, one year, whew!
Seems my blog has taken on a life of it's own and haunts me to keep it alive. You know what I mean.

Blog Bloke said...

Woohoo! You don't look a day over 364 days old.



Skittles said...

Answering your question..

Are you using Internet Explorer? My blog hates it. Try getting the FireFox browser at It's soooo much better.

TICA MACHA said...

You say the sweetest things Bloke.

Saratica said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Tica Macha! These birthdays are much easier to handle!!! Oh, the other kind are ok, too. Especially in Costa Rica. You are right: everything is sweeter here, definitely less stressful. Pura vida.