Travel update

I had the feeling that I hadn’t quite figured out how to get the most out of my days in Sayulita. Sure, taking naps, reading and surfing are all good fun but I wasn’t on vacation. I was traveling. This was my life. I didn’t quite miss working full-time in an office, yet I felt like I needed to be working on something. The break from work and subsequent move to Mexico left me wondering where to direct my energies besides the daily rhythm of life.

I now realize that I was waiting for a call to do something for somebody other than myself. That call came in the form of my mother’s diagnosis with stomach cancer. Doctors have given her one to three more months with us.  She has declined treatments that offer no hope of a cure and would only possibly extend her life by a few months and add complications to that extra time. I am grateful for the opportunity to honor the person who gave me life, and I’ll try to help my mom enjoy the end of hers as much as possible.

I left Mexico after being there just over a month. I’m already missing John and Mexico very much, but I know that eventually we’ll be reunited. If you know my mom, please keep in touch with her. She loves to receive little cards and notes from friends. Everybody please keep in touch with John, too. Maybe even pay him a visit now that there is a little more space in the camper.

~ Amy


Please everybody send your love and best energy to Amy’s mom and her family. As of now I’m staying with the ship down here in Mexico. I may have to travel back to Florida as well if the family needs me there. I will keep this blog going as long as I have the energy and time.

~ John



  1. Yve said,

    March 2, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Sending lots of love you way

  2. March 4, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Wishing you both all the best…You’re in our thoughts….

  3. Renee said,

    March 9, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Amy I am sad that your mom has such bad news. I wish her a bit of happiness and your presence must be a huge comfort to her. Is your sister nearby, too? Greg and I both send our love. Be strong, have courage, and keep hopeful. Cancers are very peculiar and sometimes do confound doctors with spontaneous remissions. Hugs.

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