My view on the Republic has not changed since I was a little boy. I have always loved America in my own way and I know I will always love her people. The time has come to move and see what the world has to offer. I spent a few months in Mexico City. The experience was actually quite eye opening and somewhat depressing since my family was distant and I was an arrogant person.
I look forward to returning in a better spirit. I am sure there is a whole world to explore with or without my family. I wish that I could count on them for support, but sometimes you just have to do things on your own. I know the area fairly well at least from a walking standpoint and so I can keep myself out of trouble. Just like in any city it is always important to know your surrounding and to keep yourself from being a target.
The city is dirty at least in the poorer sections. Where my family lives, in the crowded sections of the near outskirts it is more run down than what I am used to back home. That is not to say that people cannot live in relative comfort.
To be honest I lived slightly better than with my grandmother than I did with my mother in the US. Rent in the city center for a small apartment is around $6000MXN a month. That turns out at current prices to be $334 dollars a month. When someone is making $10,000-$12,000MXN a month buying a decent property becomes impossible being single, but as a person making dollars it becomes relatively attainable.
One benefit of having high taxes is that when I go to retire I will receive some social package from both countries instead of just one. The only downside is that if I am making pesos then it will be extremely hard to pay for things in the US since the value of pesos is like by 4 times less than dollars.
I don’t ever want to compromise my integrity for the sake of getting ahead financially. While I live in Mexico I want to work on behalf of my fellow Mexicans and not feel obligated to Americans solely because they pay me more.
This my chance to reborn as a Mexican I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. I will get to learn about a new culture and a new people with all the protections of a citizen. I come with the best intentions and only seek to prosper for everyone on both sides of the border.
Maybe I am taking this whole thing a little bit too seriously. At the end of the day my goal is only to live better than I am currently in the US. Since I am at the bottom of the social pole with no friends or strong connections to the country, it shouldn’t be hard to better myself from my current standards.