To the motherland. Not the mother of motherlands (Africa), but the wonderful port of Manzanillo, Colima (México). The sailfish capital of the world! I’m going to limit my description of Manzanillo in this post because you will come to learn much about it through the many posts that are yet to come. If you’re ancy pancy to know, google it 🙂
I will say a few things to give you some context of when, where, and why.
Manzanillo is located on the west coast of the state of Colima. I was born here and moved to the US when I was 7 years old, so when deciding to move back to México, it made sense to come to the only place that I “knew” as a kid. I bought my one-way ticket and bizounced out of Seattle on February 23rd. Why did I move back? If I told you, you wouldn’t believe me. Seriously. But for now, I will say that it was time to come back and explore my identity, culture, roots, purpose(s) in life and recharge my soul in an environment that was not the US (Ironically, little did I know that as soon as my cousin would pick me up at the Manzanillo airport he would take me to Wal-Mart to grab a bite to eat. Looking back to that day, I should have slapped him).