The other day, my mother in law gave me a kiddie’s seeds packet, which is an envelope containing a blend of easy to grow vegetables and flowers. I was so excited that I started to organize them by size and colour, even though I do not know what most of them are. I recognize the […]
One of the challenges that come with immigration is having to start from absolute zero. While it is obvious that you will have to deal with things like a different language, different lifestyle, different mindsets, and different norms, there are many unexpected approaches that you need to learn how to live by.
When I said I lived on a farm for a few months last year, did I mention I was surrounded by strong, muscular, athletic, hairy, handsome boys? Who also happen to be curious, friendly, gentle, patient, and super relaxed? Today, I would like you to meet these fantastic gentlemen.
One of my favourite seasons in Canada is the fall because of the Pumpkin-everything food. The first time I visited M in Canada it was a few days before Halloween. We bought a couple of pumpkins to carve, and we also baked the most delicious pie I had ever tried following his mom’s recipe. Since […]
If 2013 was one of the best years of my life, 2014 was the year of letting go off control. It was a year of tolerance to very uncomfortable changes. If anything, last year made me tougher, more humble, and grateful. I learned and I am still learning to find the good things, like the […]
Life has changed a lot in the last few weeks. I have been in Canada for almost one month now. Things are moving quite slowly, and yet a lot has happened in the last couple of months. I am trying to take it one day at a time as we decide on our next steps […]
I am back in Canada now after spending some time at home in Mexico. I was sad to leave Sydney. On the way to the airport, there was a very concerned taxi driver telling me to not cry because there are many ways to get a work visa and that I could probably go back […]
Today is my ‘Aussieversary’. Exactly one year ago I set foot in the land Down Under for the first time in my life. And what a year it has been! Living in Sydney has changed me. There have been mostly sunny happy days, with a few big challenges in between. To say that I love […]
It’s been a bit over one week since M left. And although going about everyday life without him is quite different and I miss him deeply, the city still feels like home. I might be a bit in denial of the whole situation, but I like to stay hopeful and think that we’ll be coming […]