One of the key lessons I have learned over the years here in Central America is that a gradualist approach pays dividends.
You can usually tell the new arrivals from the so-called developed world. They are the ones that emanate a kind of residual momentum about them; the ones who still feel that if you lack something, now is always the best time to fill that need.
But understanding that the best option is not always concurrently available — alongside all those not so great or plain mediocre choices — can be an important life skill here. In Guatemala, good things do eventually come to those who wait.