If there is something I find difficult is to make a description of myself. For me, the best way is cutting layers from outside into the inside. Let’s see: I think I am an average woman of 1.67 cms high, brown hair and eyes. Nothing much nothing less. However, I was always skinny as an arrow. You must be thinking ‘how lucky is she?’ or ‘yes, now what?’ but be mindful that I was growing up in the 80s in Colombia, the country of the beautiful curvy-perfectly-measured women! So it was not always fun. I should say being all bones and skin brought me trouble at school as a lot of jokes were directed at my appearance -from constant questions about the state of my health to some comparisons at cartoons and so on- so, for the first 18 years of my life, I focused my efforts in trying to enlarge my body.
(Following the steps of Elizabeth Gilbert from ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ in Bali)
I truly love to start a new year. We make a stop from our busy lives to spend time with family, to get together with the people we love, to share food, drinks, and happiness. It is the moment to make promises, to us and to others. It is a precious time to commit with our projects and vision for the future. At this time of the year we make plans to make our dreams come true.
A couple of weeks ago I was reading the Spanish newspaper ‘El Pais’, when I found an article about Australia called ‘The frustration of perfection’. The article describes the country’s most attractive features, such as a low rate of unemployment and criminality, low corruption rates, high economic growth and a strong, independent judicial system. Let me confirm you this, everything is true.