Exactly one year ago today, I arrived in Uruguay. I was looking to slow down my high-stress life and jump into writing my book. Within two weeks, mi novio commented in one of our frequent calls that I sounded like a different person… far more relaxed. Más tranquilo.
Detaching myself from one lifestyle and settling into another took about six months. One of the reasons for my coming around is what I see every morning, looking out the kitchen window of my rented house, la casa amarilla.
Charlie, keeping watch for butterflies, which she adores. Her dream is to catch a bird, one of these days… she hasn’t come close yet, but that doesn’t deter her, as she slithers through the scrubby plants… when she can be bothered to wake up.