Though I don't really believe in New Year's resolutions, if you ask me about mine perhaps I can sit and think of some realistic ones which I know I can fulfill more or less easily, and the first of them would be: to have more friends -- good, real friends from whom I can learn and get inspiration.
After my visit to Merida last year, I started to browse the Internet for bloggers in that city, and much to my surprise almost all of them were written by American citizens who had chosen to relocate there after their retirement.
I've been reading them ever since, and I've also added some of them to my list of blogs so that I never miss any of their posts. I've commented on their blogs, and though they've acknowledged my comments, I've wished they read my posts too. But, alas, not all gringos living in Mexico can read Spanish.
One gringo blogger who has been frequently reading and commenting my posts is Kim, who lives in Boston but over the years has been spending some periods of time in Mexico City (if I'm not mistaken). This has enabled him to understand us Mexicans, our culture, and our language. My friend Kim has inspired me to write more posts in English language, and I believe that this will help me to meet more friends and thus fulfill my new year resolution.
Another of my resolutions is to travel more, and nothing would make me happier than visiting Mérida again. And perhaps my next trip there will be a great opportunity to meet new friends personally. See you there, guys!