Last year, right before the end of the year, I released two books, the One-Year Blogging Planner and the International Event and Special Occasion List. I was in a bit of a hurry and unfortunately, the quality of the books suffered because of that. 

You see, I wanted something to use beginning in January to organize my blog content better. Not finding what I wanted out there, I made my own. Since then, I’ve had nearly a year to use my self-created resources and improve them.

The International Event and Special Occasion List had a complete overhaul. I went through and checked every single hyperlink, added more holidays as I became aware of them, and sorted the events by theme in addition to by month and date. 

The One-Year Blogging Planner also had some tweaking done. Last year, it was only available as a print book. This year, it is also available on Kindle. 

As an end-of-year bonus, both eBook versions are available for FREE on Amazon for the next few days. (December 9 – 13) If you have time, I’d love it if you would leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads or drop me a line using the form below if you have suggestions on how I can make these two resources even better. 

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License Address Change

Since CFE made that momentous change from #1A to #1, and the most recent bill had the number without the letter, my newly renewed motorcycle driver’s license had to be changed to match. 

So we went back to the Oficina Reginal de Movilidad de Moroleon and talked to the only guy working that morning. He asked for a copy of the new CFE receipt and that was it. We went around the block for the copy and came back. By that time, the sole employee was nearly overrun with people and we had a bit of a wait.

Finally, he called me over and gave me the paper to go and pay for the new license. We headed to Farmacias Guadalajara and paid $196 pesos for a change of address transaction. Then we waited some more.

Eventually, it was my turn. Reinforcements had arrived and a lady was manning the license issuing computer. When I approached the desk, she wanted to see my IFE. I said I didn’t have an IFE. She said she wanted my migratory documentation then. OK. I pulled out my permanent residency card. She said she needed a copy of it. 

I tried twice to explain that I was here for a license address change, but she wouldn’t even let me finish my sentences. Remembering that I had my folder with all my medical papers with me, I started going through those, certain I had a copy of my permanent residency card in there. A few seconds later I was waving the copy around in triumphant. 

Apparently the lady behind the desk didn’t share in my triumph and all that paper shuffling offended her. She said that there was no reason for me to be angry with her, scolding me as if I were a misbehaving child. I looked at my husband in confusion as she continued on her tirade about how I needed to be in the country legally and blah blah. My husband said that I wasn’t irritated. I repeated that I wasn’t irritated only I didn’t understand why I needed to show this documentation when I was just getting the address changed. I renewed my license less than a month ago.

So she looked at my application. She called the other guy over. He patted her shoulder and said he forgot to tell her it was a change of address request. Then, she asked me if I was changing the address from #1A to #1. I said yes. She asked again, like she couldn’t believe it. Yes, that was the address change. I didn’t elaborate. I didn’t want to rile her up anymore.

After doing some typing and fiddling on the computer, she turned to my husband and asked if he was with me. He was. She gave him my previous license and told him to go and make a copy of it so she could put it in the file. So he did. I waited.

When he came back, she didn’t seem inclined to take the paper from my hand. So the other guy came from the other end of the office, took the copy and placed it with my pile of documents at her desk. Eventually, she came to the counter with my new license which I took, thanked her, and left. Whew!

Next stop, back to the Oficina Recaudadora for another attempt at registering my moto.


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Herbal Academy Annual Holiday Sale

All courses on sale now - up to 25% off!

Yippee! Herbal Academy has begun its Annual Holiday Sale! All courses and herbalist path package will be on sale for up to 25% off the regular enrollment price from Tuesday, December 3 until Friday, January 3

As you know, I’ve taken a number of courses from the Herbal Academy and have absolutely LOVED each and every one. 

Take a look at what I thought about the Craft of Herbal Fermentation here.

The Craft of Herbal Fermentation Course by Herbal Academy

Materia Medica was the one that began my love affair with Herbal Academy!

Register for the Materia Medica Course!

See what I thought about the Herbal Self-Care for Stress Management here.

Enroll in the Herbal Self-Care for Stress Management Course

Check out my review of the Botany and Wildcrafting Course here.

Learn how to wildcraft and identify plants confidently in the Botany & Wildcrafting Course!

Wait! There’s more!

Register for $50 off the Botanical Skin Care Course for a limited time Preview Lesson from the Introductory Herbal Course Herbalism Courses for all levels

Now’s the time to take advantage of these sale prices! All courses and herbalist path package will be on sale for up to 25% off the regular enrollment price from Tuesday, December 3 until Friday, January 3. The best investment this holidays is in knowledge!

All courses on sale now - up to 25% off!

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A Woman’s Survival Journal: A Guide for Making the Most of Your Life in Mexico

I know you’ll probably already overwhelmed with the shopping frenzy. You are either scouring the internet for the best deals or avoiding it like the plague. So it’s probably not the best time to release my next contribution towards the betterment of the lives of women living in Mexico, or maybe it is. Regardless, here it is–at long last! A Woman’s Survival Journal: A Guide for Making the Most of Your Life in Mexico. And for the next few days, the eBook version is FREE at Amazon.

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Keeping a journal clears your mind and helps you cope with stress. Journaling also is an excellent tool for self-improvement. Living in Mexico can be amazing and stressful, full of highs and lows and writing about both adventures and disasters you experience is a worthy endeavor. A Woman’s Survival Journal: A Guide for Making the Most of Your Life in Mexico gives you the opportunity to record your experiences and challenge yourself even more through a variety of prompts, exercises and quotes and ample space to record them.

But wait! There’s more! Surviving Voluntary Exile: How to overcome common obstacles to making a successful life transition will also be available for FREE until December 5.

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Have you chosen to follow your spouse to another country? Has your company transferred you to an overseas branch? Has the political climate of your own country forced you into exile? Are you finding it difficult to create a satisfying life in your new home? In this book, you’ll examine some common obstacles that might be holding you back from creating your best life in your new home and learn ways that you can overcome them.

Since these are the eBook versions, you’ll need your own notebook to respond to the journal prompts, of course, but I hope you will still find it soul-satisfying and empowering just the same!


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