I am celebrating a milestone this week. As of today I have lived in Thailand for five years. It is incredible to me that that much time has passed. I have to say that I haven't every regretted coming here and still don't. There have been ups and downs along the way, but I have generally been happy here, and I suspect, much happier than I would have been living in the States.
I am looking forward to many more years here in Thailand. I am not sure if I will remain in Chiang Mai, or relocate at some point to a more central location. (CM is a great place to live, but it isn't necessarily convenient when you want to travel. Plus there are many great places in Thailand that I haven't been able to visit simply because they are two far away for a short trip. I am also looking to boost my income, I admit I have been kind of lazy the last couple of years. I have been taking it easy. But it is time to start working harder and building up the old savings account.
For those of you who are interested, my foot is getting better. I don't have to wear the "ski boot" anymore. I am walking more normally, although I cannot really walk long distances and my foot swells up when I spend too much time standing up. So it is still a work in progress.