I’ve also had to deal with some bad stuff too. I’ve endured some toxic and emotionally abusive threats from relatives, some of which have included kicking my spouse and I out of the house and deportation back to the States. I was recently a victim of a judicial officer in Cordoba, who came looking for a previous tenant, and turned irate with me and ripped the U.S. passport from my hand when I tried proving to him that I wasn’t the man he was looking for. He shouted racial slurs about Americans and threatened to arrest me. That, to say the least, was not fun at all.
However, the most painful of all changes in my life has come from having to end my marriage. Even though I saw it coming for months, maybe even longer than that, I don’t think my heart was prepared for it. Even now, the best thing I can say is that there aren't too many moments where I'm okay; only moments that don't hurt quite so much.
December came with a wave of terrible things and it’s made me reconsider a lot of things. First of all, I’m thinking of getting my own apartment, but that’s going to cost money. As grateful as I am for the freelance writing job I have, the assignments don’t always come on a consistent basis. Once I can secure something more stable, I will definitely start saving up for a move. I’m also considering waiting till I graduate from college, getting an apostille for my degree, and moving back to the States in approximately six years. It’s nothing personal against Argentina, but I just don’t feel like I belong here. Who knows, I might change my mind once I start college.
Despite heavy tension earlier in the month, Zach and I were invited for New Year’s Eve dinner at my parent’s house.
My dad made goat, which I’m not a fan of, but he also added sausages, steak, and pork to the mix. It was a really nice meal and we took some wonderful pictures. This New Year’s Eve celebration was better than the last.
I’m not sure what 2014 will bring, but I’m hopeful for
a new beginning, a successful career as a student at the university, more
money, more travelling, and more friends to add to the already amazing group I
have, both here and in the U.S.