An agent of change with a new cultural perspective, a denizen to the epicenter of new experiences…always transforming who I am to whom I want to become. Today I find myself with a new disposition while slowly adjusting to the time difference, currency and cold weather. At the same time budgeting, downsizing and adapting to a new way of life. I have recognized that fun always translates and it is never a point of contention, because making the best out of unknown surroundings has had to be the best way to persevere, mature and deal with life. Even with the most miniscule things I have come across, like having to take the bus everywhere, understanding the fast-paced British accents and simply not knowing where I am at, I have not been reluctant to ask questions and wonder the city by myself. The last five days have given me a sense of empowerment and awareness that I have never felt before. Because I was looking for a moment of opportunity for my voice and the voice of others to be heard, I had the audacity to move to a different country, better yet another continent!
Maybe I come from a 3rd world country where electricity is valued as if it was gold…and where growing up consisted of my Dad telling me to turn the lights off like ALLOFTHE TIME!!!.. (Which I always failed to do), but where most plugs are the same as in the U.S. with two flat prongs…and I also come from a country were electricity is starting to matter more than ever and to reduce its usage I’m told to “unplug” everything when I’m not using it. And NOW I am living in a country where everything has switches that in order to work they need to be switched back to ON or to the color red which to me means “OFF”..…I don’t know…So every time I want to boil water in the kettle, use the stove or oven, vacuum or simply blow dry my hair…I seem to forget to flick it back to on…and I just stand there and wait..but I’m getting better at it. It’s a win-win I guess 🙂