I just realized
When people approach me as a friendly gesture or they come on too strong in general, I back away.
i write a lot. i have this little notebook that i carry with me everywhere.
porque este mundo es increíble.
i love tumblrs. because people these days are so quick to judge and if you happen upon this site, you get a whole different perspective of someone you thought you knew.
because sometimes we don't speak aloud all we want to say. and written words preserve the moment's intensity.
when i write, i think i look for/ hope someone will disagree with me. because they care enough to engage and sometimes i don't want to believe what i have come to conclude.
i'm self absorbed, passionate, vocal though sometimes internally, stubborn, will argue with you if you don't agree with what i think, interested in multiculturalism race relations psychology cross cultural, still figuring it out
I just realized
Somewhere between this week and last, I realized that I can now confidently say that I’m conversational in Spanish. I understand majority of conversations, I CAN MAKE JOKES in Spanish, I can express myself and my enthusiasm in another language. YES.
Flashback to my weekend trip to Granada weeks ago. I had a spur of the moment traveling in consecutive weekends and afterwards, I’ve been hanging out in Córdoba. It’s amazing how time passes so quickly yet slowly. At this point, I’m leaving Córdoba at the end of the month which feels too soon, but rephrased, there’s over 20 days left. I think this is my habit to think too much about the future.
I just watched the movie “Untouchables” in Spanish. It’s based on a true story about the relationship between a caretaker and a paraplegic man. It reminded me of the caretaker/ disabled person* relationship that I’ve been seeing at ACPACYS. They recommended me the movie because they said it was beautiful. I’m so glad a movie about the value of a close, humorous, equal relationship of care was…
What I’ve learned from being here this summer is to take life at a slower pace. I always like to keep myself busy to the point where I have no time to relax or really spend time with others. I remember last winter I was so set on finding an internship during winter break instead of staying at home and relaxing. I don’t spend enough time with my family and being away from New York makes me unable…
On facebook i post an article about undocumented youth, body hair, and people with disabilities. The one about body hair with the catchy title gets the likes.
My first cousin’s wedding today (it’s really important because I have 11 first cousins and this is the first in the family). Here are blurry screenshots I managed to take of me Skyping into the wedding. One of the downsides of being abroad (and away for college in general) is that I miss out on these family events. This and my sister’s graduation from high school where Sarah Kay was the…