To tell you about me ufh, how do we define ourselves?
I think if you read my content you would get a better idea of who I am. I was lucky to learn to read and to write early in life thanks to my mother. But maybe it was my path, nothing ever feels more natural and right than when I´m writing what’s in my heart. When I was a teen, I had many low years, I wrote lots, but I was always too shy to show it to people. As I didn´t fully understand yet that isolation and introversion are things a lot of people (particularly teens!) struggle with, I thought it was just me, I felt odd and solitary (by my own thoughts, not really by other people).
When I was nineteen, I had this extreme craving for change and adventure. I have been blessed with a mutable spirit and my stubbornness is always stronger than my fear. I was the first one to leave the clan, I was nineteen, had only a hundred euros in my pocket and a reckless sense of confidence that made me feel I could survive anywhere.
Little that I knew, I didn’t have to survive, I just had to learn. Spain was a new world for me, and I had my moments with it. Yet, since the moment I stepped foot here, I sort of knew I loved my freedom and there was not coming back. Not long after that, I met Neil, we bonded quickly and we´ve been together since, thirteen years this year. We are both the same and the opposite you could say, and I always felt fortunate to come all this way to find him. Now I come to thinking my family was already waiting for me here. A few year later I had my first son, Mylo, when I was only twenty-one.
Motherhood is a lot of things, but one thing above it all, it is transformational. Having children speeded up my process. I become the most vulnerable, weak yet powerful, emotional, and loving I have ever been. Though it was hard work (especially since we opened our café with the help of our family at the same time) it made me grow fast. Before you can even get ready, boom! You are a grown-up full of responsibilities. Four years later my second and sweetest boy Koby was born.
All those years, I put writing to the side, or better said, I buried it. I was full of self-doubt, low self-steem, insecurities and anxiety. Took me a long time to get back to health, to recover my routine. Eventually I began to feel better, but this time things were looking different. When I turned thirty, I had a crisis and that´s when my old dreams came screaming back at me!
I sat to write and something wonderful happened. I was full of ideas! I was inspired by love, life and purpose. I also started to dig old poetry and now reading it years later, I thought it was better than I remembered it. I managed to start showing it to close friends and slowly I realized that this was not only my dream, it´s my purpose.
I studied Grammar in Argentina for a few years before moving here. I learned what I could but the classroom killed my inspiration, I needed experiences and to learn from new cultures. The best part of my learning is that I am self-taught. I have made many mistakes and I failed quite often, yet the knowledge and the lessons manifested and I am proud to say today the in the process of learning I always followed my heart´s desires.
Having my own business was a great opportunity to recognize the need to stay up to date with communicational trends, I had to teach myself to take photos, write SEO, and generally see from the eyes of the visitor in my social platforms. I slowly began to let lose this need to write and express my opinions in many areas and subjects. Our business is about food, doesn't mean I can't include a great amount of engaging topics to seduce and attract new readers. While writing for Tribus I realized that all my traffic didn't have to come from Facebook or Instagram. Rather, I can gather people from other places and from online searches if what I put out there is good enough.
I had a few jobs here and there writing for recipe blogs, magazines, other blogs, etc. Nothing really worth mentioning here but what I did learned throughly is that I need to be motivated to write and to be motivated I have to believe in the brand. I want to grasp the reader until the very last letter I type. I love poetry and music and my mission is to turn words into images and tangible stories, from there Eye Am Words.
I am rising in love with what I do every day a little more. Communication is all there is if you really think about it. We are vibrations of sounds making particles of light move. Casting, spells and broadcasting is not more that putting words to work for you. I would love to see what I can write about you.
Thank you for reading to the end!