We recently spent an extended visit in Seattle, Washington. Given all sorts of pressing reasons, we ended up staying in Seattle for almost 10 months.
I recently asked my just-turned-13-year-old to write her pros and cons of both living in Panama and Seattle.
It was a simply an assignment for her to continue practicing her writing and speech making skills. However, I decided to share it in this post.
FYI We originally moved to Puerto Armuelles, Panama when my daughter Skylar was 5 years old.
Since then, Skylar has spent almost a whole year in Seattle when she we 6 and again, most recently, when she was 12 years old. We usually have only visited the States for 1-2 months each year.
This is what Skylar wrote.
In a way Puerto Armuelles and Seattle hold the same place in my heart, though they have different appeals
On the one hand Seattle as more prospects for me in the way of activities, schools, and new friends.
On the other hand Puerto is my home. I ‘ve even lived here long enough to pronounce the town name correctly. Saying Pu-er-to seems to be an unfathomable accomplishment for most of the retirees here.
Very different things attach me to both places.
(I, Betsy, made the graphic using her bullet points)
My conclusion from all this is that I like both places. I know that I can’t be confined to just one of the amazing worlds in which I live.
This is especially true if I can bring my dog Ziggy with us the next time we go to Seattle.
Back to me, Betsy
I will be sharing Reyn, Blaise’s & my Panama vs USA perspective in the future.