When my husband got laid off from his software sales job earlier this year (don’t worry, he hated that job), we decided it was time for our family to make a bold move—a relocation to Costa Rica from our current home in Santa Cruz, California.
The lower cost of living there will allow us to live off my modest writing income, and we'll be able to spend our days surfing, teaching our kids Spanish, and volunteering on conservation projects as a family.
We have one-way tickets and are set to depart this month.
Our Costa Rica voyage will be a sort of "familymoon"—a term that typically refers to a newly married couple who bring children from a previous relationship along on their honeymoon. Even though our case is a bit different, I'm claiming the word for us.
With kids who are growing up at a breakneck rate, we’re looking forward to a slower pace of life for a little while. We’re excited to enjoy quality time together as a family in a location where our primary activities will revolve around being outdoors.