I’m the kind of person that always feel like a child. Yes, it is weird for me to imagine myself as a ‘grown-up adult’ but I guess I am. Rather, I am on my way to becoming one and, like everything in life, It is mostly more about the journey than the destination.
It’s funny looking back and remembering how badly I wanted to grow up faster so I could do the “fun things” grown-ups do (yes, working was included). From pretending I had my own desk made of boxes and phone books as my “work-to-do” to stealing some mom’s make up in order to look older (or a professional fulltime clown).
You know what is even funnier? I thought I would feel like an adult at my 20’s.
One day last summer, I started writing more and more about my experiences in my own personal notebook (okay, my diary-or-whatsoever.) and this crazy title came to my mind
20 things I’ve learned in my 20’s.
I actually thought it was a bit ambitious to come up with 20 things, but hey, here we go… Continue reading “’20 Things I’ve Learned In My 20’s’.”
Summer 2017 wasn’t quite as I expected it to be. Some events at the start of the year and before the summer holidays slightly moved my what-I-thought-to-be solid ground. My heart could feel shaky every so often but it brought some fundamental lessons for the year to come.
It’s gonna sound ridiculous but I had told my mom thousand times to stop offering me an apple every time I suggested to get something sweet, especially when my mood wasn’t the brightest and it wasn’t a suggestion anymore. Whatever she wanted, but healthy.
That woman would suggest me an apple anyway and that drove me nuts.
-You know I don’t mean that!
It started being quite annoying, then it became a joke, but in those dark moments, when all I could feel was shame and unworthiness, it felt like a sting in my heart. She would follow with suggesting me to go to the gym, go on a spontaneous trip but if that wasn’t enough, she would put Jesus on the table. Oh boy. She could show herself sorry for me for a few minutes, but then she would suddenly turn my attention away from myself and point me to think about other people instead. She pointed me to Jesus.
Can I be quite honest with you? That wasn’t exactly what I wanted to hear in those moments but, much as it stings, It was what I desperately needed, and I knew she was right, it may hurt, but it is right (ouch).
Continue reading “Moms and apples. (Happy Mother’s Day!)”
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
22 May 2017
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.
Continue reading “When life gets (looks) too busy.”
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?
Continue reading “Nope, I won’t talk about Valentine’s Day.”