When life gets (looks) too busy.

On next week’s blog will see how our life can change significantly when we are present. Today I leave you with a post I wrote almost a year ago as an introduction to next week’s one. Did you miss the latest posts? Check -them out! Hope you enjoy it, don’t forget to subscribe to see the second part next week! Enjoy!

The fearless gal 💕xxx


Biomedical Science
University of Strathclyde

Life. Time.

There was me, smiling and feeling absolutely fulfilled looking at him. He was going to sleep and I could get his very important time before to sleep, before going into his dreams’ corner, his peaceful time.

My brother is 9 years old, almost 10. He is my treasure. My little one.

I remember how my heart was so excited to see him for the very first time that could pop out of my chest and run a marathon by itself. It is funny how I prayed almost every day in a year (not kidding) for having a little new sibling, just before having lunch with the family, in front of whoever delighted us with their presence. Sounds cute, isn’t it? Not for my parents, who did not know where to hide when we had guests. Sorry. But it worked!

 

And almost 10 years later… here I am, sharing with him a few words before he goes to sleep, to encourage his heart and help him to have good dreams.

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Nope, I won’t talk about Valentine’s Day.

Yeah, not this year. Nah Nah. Can’t have it. You won’t.

Why? Really? Today is the day where the entire world points out that you are still single and that maybe there’s something wrong with you. You see, the pressure of today of having everything figured out and a perfect plan for the night is real. You need someone. Anyone.

It’s like “it’s ok” that you are single the rest of the year but today, you just don’t suit that much the snuggling atmosphere. You’d better try to look busy before the universe laughs at you (what the heck, universe?). Besides, we are sold the message somehow that if you love someone, you must buy them something expensive today, if not, do you even like them? Cards, flowers, chocolates, and lingerie. It just drives me nuts. So if you don’t have ”the person” you’re pretty much excluded from the day. Or you can see it from my friend point’s of view

-Ale, I am just waiting for the tons of cheaper chocolate of the following day.

Yes, that’s the spirit, be my friend on this Valentine’s! Ok, maybe not. But the point is that no matter how much we try to tell our friends, mom, rest of the family, grandpa, grandma, (and then more grandma) that you are doing actually fine on your own without a relationship, you might suddenly start wondering at some point

Am I BROKEN?

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What your bilingual friend never tells you.

Last week we talked about the two most wanted-to-know questions about bilinguals, if you missed them, you can check them out first and then carry on with this post with the mystery title with it. Maybe I am overreacting a little, but that’s the fun part of it.

After reading the first post, it’s already crystal clear that life it’s not always fancy for those strange beings –the bilinguals. There are the messy beginnings, but I suppose that’s just life.

Before coming to Scotland I had all sorted out in my mind:

  1. In one or two months I will be an official bilingual.
  2. In one year I will be already over-qualified to start a degree in English.

It’s funny how learning a language in the actual country is not what is cracked up to be. It’s like, by magic, the fact that you are there, maybe something in the air, or the British tea (hmm) will make you release the tongue and your posh English will come out, out of the blue.

How did I manage to learn English (or rather get a plain decent level of communication)? That’s another post, stay tuned!
But how do we manage to stay (mostly) sane while learning the language and what we don’t tell you while we smile politely and nod? That’s the real deal here.

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