A New Beginning

I’ve been waiting for this day to arrive for four years and two months.  It was in March, 2008 that I was sitting on a beach in Point Reyes and stated I would move to Costa Rica.  I didn’t know how, I didn’t know when.  But I knew…at some point in the near future, I would call Costa Rica home.

Now, that day is finally here.  With the exception of a few pieces of luggage and my cat, my house is empty.  Having to reduce my 3 bedroom house and 37 years of belongings to 10 bags over the last few months has been challenging, to say the least.  Thank goodness I have a few friends who graciously offered to store some of the things that I couldn’t take with me but also couldn’t bear to part with.

And thank goodness for the people I’ve met in Costa Rica who have so generously supported me this last year and especially the last few months.  Without all of you, this move would not be possible.  I’m so grateful for your check-ins to see how I was doing leading up to today, your flexibility with my hectic schedule and just your being there for me and believing in me.

A new beginning starts for me today.  What I’ve learned these last few years is when you open the door to life, the possibilities are endless.  I am so very fortunate for the people and opportunities that continue to present themselves to me, each and every day.  I absolutely love the work that I’m doing and the people I get to connect with and collaborate with along the way.

Pura vida…Chrissy

P.S. Buena suerte to my friends participating in the Lapa Rios Lapathon tomorrow.  I hope we raise lots of money for the Puerto Jimenez community.  And I hope next year I’ll be able to take part and photograph the event.