Joining Live In San Miguel: My San Miguel de Allende Journey

Hello, fellow adventurers and dreamers!

I’m Theresa Allen, and I’m absolutely thrilled to share that I’ve joined the incredible team at Live In San Miguel. Working alongside Erick and Sarah to help others discover the wonders of San Miguel de Allende feels like a dream come true. But before I dive into this exciting new chapter, I want to share a bit about my journey—the fears, the unknowns, and the magic that led me here.

Taking the Leap: From Texas to San Miguel de Allende

In 2022, my wife and I decided to take a short trip to San Miguel de Allende. Little did we know this brief visit would change our lives forever. From the moment we arrived, we were captivated by the vibrant colors, rich culture, and the enchanting energy of the town. Just two days into our trip, we knew we had to make this place our home. We called our Texas realtor and said, “Sell our house—we are moving to San Miguel de Allende ASAP.”

We first arrived in San Miguel on September 1,2022, just looking to check it out. October 14th, when we boarded the plane back to Texas, we had already secured a rental, our house in Fort Worth was under contract with a closing date of November 1st, and we were needing to sell two cars, a house full of furniture and the stuff of life that we had collected for years, all before our return on November 17th. To say it was hectic is an absolute understatement.

Facing the Fears and Embracing the Unknown

Making such a significant move was both exhilarating and terrifying. Leaving behind the familiar hustle and bustle of the US for the unknown was a huge step. Of course we had fears; Would we fit in? Could we adapt to a new culture and language? How would we rebuild our lives from scratch? These questions swirled in our minds, but our hearts were set on San Miguel de Allende.

The process was daunting. Moving to a new country involves countless logistics, from navigating immigration to finding a new home and understanding local customs. There were moments of doubt and anxiety, but each challenge brought us closer together and deepened our resolve. We leaned on each other, and with every step, the fears began to fade, replaced by excitement and anticipation for the new adventure ahead.

Discovering the Magic of San Miguel de Allende

The moment we settled into our new home, all the fears and uncertainties melted away. San Miguel de Allende welcomed us with open arms. The town’s warmth, the friendly locals, the stunning architecture, and the rich culture made us feel like we had found something very special. We traded the rush of city life for exciting walks through cobblestone streets, vibrant festivals, and the joy of discovering local art and food.


San Miguel de Allende is more than just a place to live—it’s a magical experience that touches our hearts daily. Many times, even after being here a year and a half, we look at each other and say, “We live here,” and laugh because it takes us by surprise.

Days here are filled with new adventures, from exploring local markets to experiencing traditional celebrations. And our dreams of finding a community were easily realized. We now enjoy so many fellow expats and locals who share our love for this beautiful town. The bravery it took to move here was rewarded tenfold by the life we’ve built. In future blogs, I’ll go into more detail about the steps we took and the obstacles and triumphs we had.

Joining the Live In San Miguel Team

My journey to San Miguel de Allende has been transformative, and I’m overjoyed to help others experience this magic. Joining Erick and Sarah at Live In San Miguel allows me to combine my professional skills with my personal passion. As the Relocation and Lifestyle Expert, I’m here to share our personal experience of leaving it all behind, navigating the international moving process, and uncovering the wonders and secrets of San Miguel de Allende.

Whether you’re dreaming of a new life abroad, seeking a cultural adventure, or looking for an idyllic place to call home, I’m here to guide you every step of the way. Moving to Mexico was the best decision we ever made, and I’m excited to help others discover the same joy and fulfillment we’ve found.

Here’s to new beginnings and the endless possibilities that await in San Miguel de Allende!

With warmth and excitement,