I know I have been completely lax in my postings. The real bummer is that I have some great stories and interesting happenings BUT with running Living Yoga Dallas remotely, transitioning a new webmaster (he’s great) after over 8 years with my dear friend Valarie, also working diligently on renewing all of our Living Yoga Dallas website clients (can you believe we have been into this new business over one year?) and of course being Jake’s mom, driver, personal chef and social director… I never get to sit down and write just for this. Hopefully, I’ll tell you soon about what Jake said when he witnessed me bribe a police officer, how fun the yoga retreat was with David Romanelli, Jake’s Futbol team making it to the semi finals and many other good stories. But for now let me just tell you abut the concept of TIM.
Oh and By the way….I know I am sounding like the glass half full fanatic again, but we really are doing well in our new life in a foreign country.
TIM is not my creation but one I learned from good friend’s Mary and Malcolm… also residents of Playa with kids Jake’s age…I have quickly adapted it… TIM is an acronym for THIS IS MEXICO and it relates to the concept of time as well as the other ways things happen or not in Mexico. Mexican ‘s cannot in anyway shape or form follow time. Its’ universal here. It doesn’t matter if it is your highly educated tutor, your housekeeper, your repair man or your friends. There is no real concept of time. And it’s a crap shoot… And it could be the day you decide to adapt the concept of TIM that the person you are working with… does not….And they show up johnny on the spot… on time….But more often than not they say they are on their way and show up 2 hours later and they always have great stories as to why… Traffic, rain, accidents, etc. But somehow it all works. And the weird thing is that I am starting to follow suit. Heck if you can’t beat them join them! The other day, I knew I was 1/2 an hour away and was not going to leave for 1/2 an hour and yet it just came out of my mouth…I’ll be there in 30 minutes..
Oh well, it certainly helps to understand culturally what you are working with and as we know from experience… DON’T FIGHT IT!