What Part Of Your Body Never Goes To Sleep?

After 9/11, my husband would wake up at 5 am to check the news on the computer, wondering if something happened overnight. Nothing did, of course, but what if something had happened? What would my husband have done with that news? Nothing. It was useless to worry.

He learned not to worry and just live his life after about a month or two.

We Are Selling Our Apartment And Leaving NYC

Aren’t we concerned that our money will run out? We’re too young to leave our jobs! Don’t we know that inflation will eat our savings?

And Latin America? Isn’t it dangerous?

A recent TripAdvisor Guatemala forum thread shows how hot the subject of safety is.

Look at how many responses there are to the two threads on safety. People are very concerned.

The U.S. Department of State rates Guatemala a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution. Other countries that rated Level 2 are France, Spain, Germany and Denmark!

Safety Travel Tip

Hopefulist, a steady contributor to the Guatemala forums (she has over 13,000 TripAdvisor forum posts), says that she carries an extra wallet with expired credit cards and a little cash, just in case she gets robbed. She is from Oregon and has been traveling to Guatemala three times a year for the past 30 years. She even has a house in Lake Atitlan.

A Day In A 4th Grade Classroom

Fire Marshall Carl was teaching a class about fire prevention and safety. He asked the group of children, “What part of your body never goes to sleep?” 

Robaa raised her hand and said, “Your fears.”

We are not afraid. Things may not turn out well, but giving up the rest of our healthy years in exchange for security is not something we are willing to do. We prefer to head into the unknown. #NoFear

Have you read my posts about Guatemala? This is a good place to start:

15 thoughts on “What Part Of Your Body Never Goes To Sleep?

  1. Facing the fear and doing it anyway is a powerful thing, and it can really pay off because you don’t want to live with the ‘what ifs’ and wondering what could have been. Of course I wish you all the very, very best and hope it goes as amazingly as possible. You’ve said it so very here here : “…but giving up the rest of our healthy years in exchange for security is not something we are willing to do” Powerful and thought-provoking post, I think I need to take a leaf out of your book! 🙂

    1. This is one of the easier decisions for me because we really feel we need to do this. My husband recently came around to accepting that he needs a change, too, and this moment seems right.

      Thank you, Caz!

  2. Wow, huge life change, Aixa! You speak fluent Spanish and know the ropes of Latin America, seems like a good move for you! We’ve toyed with the idea of moving to Chile, where Hans has extensive family (he was born in Colombia) and speaks Spanish fluently. I doubt it would happen with all our adult children living in California. Congrats on your decision…when will it happen?

    1. I remember talking to you about this. It’s difficult to leave adult children and I will be doing it. I may end up back here one day but for now, it’s something we really need in our lives, a little more tranquility. We think maybe April but it depends on when we sell our apartment.

  3. This is indeed a though provoking post Aixa! I love how you quote examples and attach photos for wiser explanation!

    Wish you all the luck for the move! Stay safe!❤

    1. And we’re tired of worrying about things that may never happen. Thank you, Bojana. This is something we really need to do, now that our children are older.

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