One month from today, we’re moving to Ecuador! Along with me and my family—I’m taking you with me, too. Yes, look forward with me to a great new world of experience and business as we have never done it before.
So as not to lose you…I want to share the story of this miraculous turn of events. Maybe it may inspire you as well?
At the age of 4, I shocked everyone by saying I wanted to be either a missionary or a go-go dancer. I really just wanted to live internationally ….and I wanted those 70’s white go-go boots!
Well, at this stage in life, I no longer care to be a go-go dancer, but I’ve been feeling the call to move to a completely different environment for quite some time.
I first visited Ecuador in 2008 on a spiritual retreat and fell in love with the beauty of the land—its peacefulness, and the warmth of the people. I returned last year and seriously started to explore the idea of moving there ‘someday.’
This summer my husband Larry and I went to Ecuador for 10 days—just to see how he felt about the country now being touted as the No. 1 place in the world to retire.
We had an amazing experience—so amazing that we purchased property and set about to build our dream house! This definitely was not planned, but we were overwhelmed with the feeling that we were supposed to live in that particular spot—now!
I’ll admit it, I was scared. Larry and I visited many Cathedrals in order to sit in prayer and make sure we both continued to feel like we should move forward. At every juncture, we’d say, “Well, if we aren’t supposed to do this, we’ll know.”
Everything went forward magically. Sign-after-sign pointed the way to this new adventure: Our first offer was accepted. They easily accommodated our requests relative to the house design, and we could handle the financing. The clincher for me was when I learned I could operate my business exactly as I do now—even keeping the same phone number!
Just to prove to you that I am not losing my grip on my business with you…and so you too can enjoy the view…here’s a photo of the land we will settle on soon. So, in the future, whenever we are working together, I’ll be inspired by this very same view and so will you.
On November 5th Larry, my son Tom, and I will fly away to our new home near Cuenca, Ecuador, with just 2 suitcases each, a back pack, and a carry-on bag. We will reside where people value balance, peace, and harmony.
I anticipate writing great books there and serving you, my friends, my community of authors, from a deeper and more powerful place than I have ever known before.
Keep in mind that not far from my place is an amazing Hacienda where I hope to entertain you and welcome many to future writers’ retreats.
I need only a couple of weeks to get settled in and then it will be business as usual. Please plan to join me someday soon in the Valley of the Roses to work together.
Starting now, I am creating a personal blog about our adventures in Ecuador and sharing photos for everyone who would like to follow our progress…or perhaps even in our footsteps.
I am so grateful to have a business which allows to me live anywhere in the world! At last I can fulfill my childhood dream of living in another country, and am so grateful for all the students and writers who make this possible!