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Know What You Want


Know What You Want

What happens when a small town, Montana woman decides to jump, without a net, into a new life in a tropical paradise and a foreign world of unknown parameters? It’s surprising, it’s scary and it’s a whole lot of fun! In September 2007, Lisa Valencia took that leap. She believes in living life to the absolute fullest and giving without regard to what you get.  She tries to find the balance between being in the moment and planning for the future. She works on keeping judgment in abeyance; and is thankful, grateful and appreciative of almost every little thing in every moment of life. [Find below an interview-video with Lisa by Andy Browne from Boomer’s Offshore]

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca -  Photo by Annick Elziere © April 2010Puerto Viejo de Talamanca - Photo by Annick Elziere © April 2010"I’ve been an artist all my life, writing is new. I plan to use writing as a way to provide for my continued vida nueva – new life – in Costa Rica.  In my book, “If She Can Do It, So Can I". I chronicle two years of personal experience and give an unbiased, insiders view of what it’s really like in Costa Rica."

This compelling and informative book begins with ambivalent feelings about leaving and moving to Costa Rica, but my enthusiasm for the future outweighs an attachment to the past and I lunge forward, learning Spanish, maneuvering through San Jose, and finally making my way out to the Caribbean to build a life of my own creative design. I tell of my triumphs and I spare you no tears in an effort to be genuine and give a clear picture of Costa Rica culture and living.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca -  Photo by Annick Elziere © April 2010Puerto Viejo de Talamanca - Photo by Annick Elziere © April 2010Intermixed in my adventures is good, common sense information – Costa Rica facts you can learn only by living here – such as where to go, what to avoid, cultural counsel and how to make the most of your time in this magical place. With my experience as your guide you’ll discover the essential information for anyone interested in Costa Rica. But, more entertaining than a guide book, this book recounts amusing mishaps learning a new language, the disconcerting feeling of always having to watch your back, internal questions aroused by the challenges of going it alone and so much more. My book will give you a head start on your way to Costa Rica and soon you’ll be thinking, “If she can do it, so can I.”

Interview with Lisa by Andy Browne.

New Life Adventures by Lisa Valencia - official website
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