Really Tamieka?! That’s all that I thought! How could I be so damn stupid to think that Mexicans wouldn't also take vacations. How could I not immediately think that “Hello, maybe they want to go to a resort in Puerto Vallarta too”. I mean really?! I've never questioned why Americans choose to vacation in America. I never questions why Long Islanders choose to vacation in Greenport, Montauk or the Hamptons. I couldn't believe how ignorant I was. Of course people would vacation in vacation spots even those who are from the country.
It’s weird, because coming here, I thought about all that I would gain from being here. I thought about the writing I would do, the laying out I would do, the food I would eat, and the bonding I’d have with my mother. I never in a million years would have imagined that I’d have a moment where I realized that my mind was open to growth and a new way of looking at things and people. I’m so grateful that when I leave Mexico, I will leave with an expanded heart and an expanded mind. I will leave with a greater appreciation for what I have and not continue to harp on what I don’t have. When I leave Mexico I will work harder to try and view people as equals and not as if I’m better because I’m American.
I feel so great knowing that I learned so much about myself and the people who inhabit this part of Gods Earth. I’m so grateful that I was blessed with this opportunity. I’m so grateful that I was blessed to share it with my mom and not some college kids that I would never see again. It's amazing is it how life works. Don’t you agree?