It is March 8th 2014. I have been receiving a lot of congrats messages for being a woman. If there is something in this world that I am very proud of, it is the fact of being born a girl. It is not always easy or fair, but life is unfair by nature, or that’s what wise men say.
Today, in my case, is the day to work harder and speak louder. There is so much to do, everyday, step by step, smile by smile.
And today, March 8th I think of you. You who once told me “when you grow up, you’ll go to university then you’ll find a job and be independent.” You always believed in me because of who I was and not because of my gender. I hope that wherever you are now, you can see me and feel proud. I understand now the meaning of your message: “when you grow up, you’ll get the tools to lead your way on your own terms.”
A short month is just gone and a new one is here with the promise of a better weather haha. Really, I can’t wait for the Spring to come!!
Still, during February a lot of exciting things happened! Like spending time with my best friends at this year’s igloofest! Or going to the MMFA/MBAM to participate in the family activities with one of my nephews (an artist in the making!). Also, Sochi Winter Olympic Games grabbed my attention for quite sometime haha, I’m quite proud of the Canadian athletes that went there to participate in a wide range of disciplines and that made history! For instance, the double gold in hockey (aren’t we the best?), and in curling! Athletes successfully defending their titles (women’s hockey gold medal was the 4th consecutive!!!!) and so on!!
But not everything was about sport at all… and I finally took the decision of getting a new bed. Truth is that IKEA made my life easier by having a sale on beds haha so, as usual, that was a no brainer! And why not finishing the month by going Bollywood?
I’m less and less of a shopaholic haha, but the tiny bit still there loves to look around and enjoy of the art of choosing and getting new goodies!
With time, I’ve learned much about my own style and what goes well with my shape and taste.
Being a latina in a society made by and for white Europe/anglo-saxon people requires me to double search for clothing that in addition to be nice looking, will fit my anatomy. So, this is a list of the stores where I can find great pieces that fit me and if they look good on a different body like mine, they can sure look amazing on local shapes as well haha. More »
Before relocating to Montreal and spending a year with two amazing flatmates, I used to live in a big suburban 2 bedroom apartment that included a wonderful walk-in closet… JUST for ME!!! The living room was huge with an entry closet, a small storage room and even the guest room was big enough with a nice size closet. When I moved into that place, my collection of furniture and was so tiny… only my bed, a small couch, a bookshelf, a TV table with the TV of course, a rocking chair and my bed. Having that much space pushed me to get a big couch, coffee tables, a big table capable of fitting at least 6 people, a desk, a big plant, etc. Then I decided that my life belonged back in Montreal with my closest friends and the big apartment was transferred to a lovely couple while I went to share a 1200 sq ft flat with two of my best friends. Since the beginning, we planned that our common life would last a year, for the sake of the friendship as I’m not really that good at sharing spaces with people :/
I know it’s been long since the last time I shared a song in my head. Lately, I’ve been really obsessed with Bollywood films and of course, with Madhuri Dixit’s dancing skills. She is the best dancer!!