Fuck Fear

(This is an excerpt. Click the title for more.) Okay, I have a confession.  Since my arrival, I haven't ventured out much.  I made the mistake of joining 2 Facebook groups that are dedicated to Expats in Colombia and Expats in Medellin.  The questions posed that generate the most responses are ALWAYS about crime and safety in Colombia.  I've read one too many stories of robberies on motorcycles, on foot, and in taxis.  People have been in taxis and confronted at stoplights, by shiny silver pistols...

I Came to Colombia…barely

(This is an excerpt. Click the title for more.) Today marks one week, since I decided to move to Medellin, Colombia.  The decision was an easy one, but the journey not so much.  When I say that I was met with those unforeseen challenges that people talk about, believe me.  Those challenges made me question my choices to leave my cushy government job, my hometown, my friends, my lovers, my family, and my new home in Miami.