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Kat Ballou

Kat Ballou


About Me
After 25 years working in healthcare, I came to a place where I just couldn't work in the industry anymore. It's work to be proud of for sure; but it can leave a soul feeling depleted if there is no time-out for the artistic and free-spirited side of our nature. I have always loved travel and wanted to live in a foreign country at some point in my life, and it just all came together two years ago that the time was now. Doors just opened.

I bought a one-way ticket to Merida and I've kept an open mind since. One thing I know is that everyday is different and things are always changing. There has been some hard days and some truly amazing days. But that's life no matter where you live.

We Americans have a sort of cocoon mentality. Look at the SUV's we drive. I'm not sure what the fear is; but thing is, you'll never be interesting unless you do something interesting. I suppose that is really what and why I am living in a foreign country.
Where I’m From
Reno, Nevada
Where I Live Now
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Areas of Contribution
Mexico

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Anywhere in Mexico, food, shoes and music is plentiful! It's funny to me that one of the first questions people ask is about food. It is never a problem in Mexico. Food is everywhere!   Fruit and vegetables can be found in the neighborhood tiendas; th... Read More
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