To Do: Create New Life…

Life has been a little overwhelming recently, but in defense of my opting to sleep rather than finish my video of the SCOPE art fair preview yesterday, let me explain what I’ve been up to:

1) Deciding to give up our apartment in New York to keep traveling, meaning I had to come back early to pack up
2) But my flight was delayed because of snow
3) Giving me less time to pack the contents of my life
4) And move them into storage while sleeping on friend’s couches and trying to get a temporary phone set up
4) Finally finding the perfect place to live in our next destination: Merida, Mexico!
5) Packing my suitcase and finding a flight for this weekend because we have to move in immediately

So between leaving one country, coming home, moving, and then planning to move to a different country…everything has been a little up in the air, to say the least. I haven’t been able to say anything about this new plan because it only just evolved! While we had talked about going to Mexico, we weren’t sure until a few weeks ago, and then we needed to find a place to stay. Even now, we aren’t sure how long we will be staying. Merida is a beautiful city on the Yucatan peninsula, and I’m beyond excited to see it.

For the moment though, it just feels great to be back in New York–coincidentally enough, with art fairs galore! Today, I’m planning to see Verge and Independent, and hopefully the William Kentridge show at MoMA as well.

7 thoughts on “To Do: Create New Life…

  1. Sounds like a great plan, fraught last minute planning and all. How long do you think you will be in Mexico, or is it open ended?

    Anyway, hope long enough to get you and your boyfriend’s Spanish up to speed so you think of a visit to us here in Spain.

  2. I think we’re going to spend 6 weeks in Merida but it is very open ended. There are many language schools there, and I hope to revive some of my Spanish! I studied and lived in Italy after learning Spanish though, so now when I attempt Spanish it comes out as a jarble of the two. But hopefully, yes!

    There are so many shows I want to see–if I can get over to the Met, I would love to check it out.

    Kentridge is amazing!!, and I am staying pretty close to BAM so I should be able to see Kiki Smith.

    Unfortunately, time is limited.

  3. Its original name “Ichkanzihóo” is faaaar cooler.

    Did you basically look for the nearest mainland non-American city, or is there something special about Merida?

    Mega-cool though 🙂 Looking forward to the art that Mehico has to offer!

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