Today I am having a go-me kinda day, the kinda day that makes me so darn excited just to be alive in this day & age, this time of infinite possibilities and limitless reach! So I am going to share three life-changing, reality-altering pieces of wisdom with you today, the kind people only share under threat of bodily harm, haaa!
First: What you don't understand, you can't control. .
Second: Never settle when it comes to language and understanding. .Third & probably the most crucial, because it is not a start doing but a stop doing advice: Stop listening to people who tell you, you can't learn anything anymore because you are too old.
If you do nothing else and just follow the three scraps of wisdom above, you will be blown away how your life will change in mere weeks.
Thank me later and better yes, send chocolate as a thank you note. 😊
Halfwayyyy through my stay in Spain! I still love it here and it makes me so happy to see all of the pretty doors. It seems like every single one is differently made, especially in the older towns, where they are often drastically different sizes even along the same building. I don't know why I like doors so much, but it's a thing. Unfortunately, this week has been rainy and tired. But I can't wait to refresh over the weekend! One of my favorite things about Spain is that the people here take time to sit down and do whatever they're doing. They live in the moment. As an American, I'm used to doing everything on the run. It's stressful, and also not how I believe we were created to live. American culture glorifies multitasking, but the funny thing is, I get more done here when I choose to dedicate myself to one thing at a time (and take the time to do it well), than I ever got done while I was in the USA. Plus, it feels a lot healthier and more relaxed. Here, I don't waste my time nearly as much as I did in the US, because without the pressure of rushing a million miles a minute through all of the tasks I need to complete, I don't feel the need to stop so often. And I don't get stressed into "media breaks" since I'm not overwhelming myself with ten tasks at once. Today, try and take your time on the things you need to get done, ONE AT A TIME, and see if it makes a difference. It's hard, but if you keep working on it, it's effective. And totally worth it. ¡Poco a poco! #aupairlife#usatospain#americanaupair#multitasking#puravida#takeyourtime#halfway#americanculture#spanishculture#spainnnn#madridliving#learningspanish#itsallanadventure
When I decided to be an au pair I couldn’t know what was waiting for me. I’ve never regretted about my decision, actually, even though sometimes it could be hard, these kids made every single moment one of the best in my life. As I use to say; “to be an au pair is about to get in another place, take a time to get familiarized with your new home and your new family and then be ready to move on, what is pretty hard and is hurting me so much”. I’ll never forget Wywy asking me “água” and Dodô speaking Mason’s language. Thank you so much @pamelawye and @mwellborn for this opportunity, for trusting me, because I know you did and mostly for letting me to take care of your adorable boys! You have no idea how much I’ll miss you all. ❤️