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Aug 1, 2015

10 things I learned in another country


10 cosas que aprendí viviendo 3 meses en otro país teniendo 18 años:

1. Por muchas cosas malas que mi país tenga (muuchas), siempre le gana a cualquier otro país del mundo. Las raíces tiran muy fuerte.

2. La soledad a veces ayuda. Te ayuda a mantener la cabeza fría, a pensar bien y no dejar que otros influencien tus decisiones.

3. Una sonrisa y una buena actitud ayudan siempre. No importa en que parte del mundo estés, una sonrisa cálida ayuda a ganarse amigos.

4. La distancia te ayuda a ver a quien realmente le importas. La gente que se interesa por vos, que te quiere, no te olvida en unos meses. Los sentimientos no cambian en tan poco tiempo. Los amigos seguirán siendo amigos si son verdaderos, los novios seguirán siendo novios si hay amor, y tu familia siempre va a estar pensando en vos.

5. No hay que tener miedo a probar cosas nuevas. Nuevas comidas, nuevas actividades, nuevos lugares a frecuentar. Intentar cosas nuevas es sinónimo de crecer.

6. La 5 me lleva a decirles que aprendí que la comida de mi país es muy rica y que no la cambio por nada. Los asados, los mates, las milanesas!

7. Aprendí a manejar muy bien mi dinero. Pase 3 meses en Estados Unidos, ustedes saben, conocen, sintieron alguna vez la tentación de comprar ahí? Lleve cierta cantidad de dinero que tenia que gastar estrategicamente para que me dure los 3 meses y para que las valijas no pesen mas de lo debido. Déjenme decirles que lo logre! Estoy muy orgullosa de mi misma *autopalmadita en la espalda*

8. Es hermoso estar en un lugar que nadie te conoce. Poder arrancar amistades y relaciones de cero, sin prejuzgar, es lo mejor. Si alguien vive en un pueblo como yo conoce el poder del chisme, "pueblo chico, infierno grande" dicen. El placer de estar en un lugar nuevo, poder mostrar quien en verdad sos es lo mejor.

9. No necesito que nadie me este diciendo que hacer y cuando debo hacerlo. Estaba en la casa de una amiga, sus padres me cuidaban y todo, pero no eran mis padres, nadie me decía que hacer, y yo no lo necesitaba ya que cumplía con mis responsabilidades y me cuidaba sola. Es algo bueno poner esto a prueba ya que cuando tenemos una mama que siempre nos ayuda a veces podemos llegar a pensar que hay cosas que no podemos hacer por nuestra cuenta.

10. Aprendí que viajar es una experiencia única, especial, que te abre la mente. Fue la primera vez que salí del país, y me encanto. Aprendí que me gusta conocer nuevos lugares. Llegue a conocerme mas a mi misma. Aprendí que me encanta viajar, que me encanta la movida de los aeropuertos, queme gusta conocer lugares y personas nuevas y que lo quiero seguir haciendo en mi vida.

Esas son algunas de las cosas que aprendí en mis 3 meses fuera de casa. Espero que les haya gustado el post de hoy.
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E.


10 things I've learned by living 3 months in another country:

1. Even though my country has a lot of stuff I could complain about (a lot indeed!), it's always more important to me than any other country. We complain a lot here about the economy, the society, the violence, and everyone wants to leave, but Argentina is so especial, I love it.

2. Loneliness often helps. Being alone is good to make decisions, to think through stuff and to not let anyone influence your decisions.

3. A big smile and a positive attitude always help. It doesn't matter where you are, you can make good friends if you smile.

4. Distance helps you see who really cares for you. Those you really love you won't forget about you. Feelings don't change because of distance. Your friends will still be your friends, your bf/gf will still date you if they really love you and your family will always think about you.

5. You don't have to be afraid of trying new things. New meals, new activities, new places. Trying new stuff is growing.

6. Number 5 makes me tell you number 6. I learned that I will always love Argentinean food. Nothing beats our meat, our dairy, our ice cream. I learned that I love love love Argentinean food, but I tried everything there, I'm always going to try new meals.

7. I learned how to manage my money correctly. I spent 3 months in the US. Do you know how tempted I was to shop? I had to be strategic on how to spend my money to make it last the 3 months and to make sure that my luggage's weight was the right one. Let me tell you guys that I did it! I did a great job, I'm proud of myself.

8. It's so beautiful to be in a place in which no one knows who you are. You can start friendships and relationships without any prejudice. If you live in a small town you will understand exactly what I mean. When you live in a small town gossip is so common. I hate that about where I live, so I loved having the chance of going somewhere new where nobody knew me.

9. It's so beautiful to be in a place in which no one knows who oyu are. You can start friendships and relationships without any prejudice. If you live in a small town you will understand exactly what I mean. When you live in a small town gossip is so common. I hate that about where I live, so I loved having the chance of going somewhere new where nobody knew me.

10. I learned that I loveto travel. I didn't know this, even though we all think we love to travel, because it was my first time out of the country. I learned more about myself. I got to know that I like being at an airport, that I like to know new places and that I want to kee traveling my whole life.

These are somethings I've learned being away from home. I hope you've enjoyed the post!
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Lots of love, 
E.

43 comments:

  1. I agree with you!! Especially #8!!!
    Xoxo

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    1. I know right? I hate gossip and prejudice, and it's so common where I live! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Amen to that, Euge! Glad I'm not the only one, dear!! I'm so with you on #5! Very wise words. Would love to visit South America one day. <3

      xoxo Ira
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  2. I agree with you on many points, and I loved numbers 3 and 4. A smile and please, thanks you, and other polite words help a lot! And who really matters, who forgets us, who is happy for our achievements... so nice that you learned many nice things for life!
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    1. Thank you so much for reading all that! I'm happy that I learned all that and I'm happy to share it with you guys!

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  3. es una buena manera de aprender las cosas por sí solo!

    Isa,
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    1. La verdad que si, me re sirvió. A veces se necesita alejarse un poco y contar solo con uno mismo. Besos!

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  4. Great article dear! I studied in the US for one semester and completely understand your points! :)
    Simimaus

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    1. Wow that's cool! I'm thinking about that, How did tou do to study there? Where did you study? I have so many questions! I'll probably just email you. Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. I would love to visit USA one day! Great post!
    And thanks for your comment :D

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    1. It was something very unexpected for me. It was a dream come true, I would never be able to afford it, but sometimes miracles happen. You can read more about it here . Bye!

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  6. So great that while you enjoy discovering new places you are holding on to your love for your home land Argentina. Your talk about how good the food is makes me really want to try it. What is the staple food in Argentina? Number 3 is one of my favorites. It doesn't cost anything to smile instead it opens doors. I believe in it and I believe in making new friends. Great write up, I enjoyed it, :)). Have a lovely week darling.
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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read my post! Food here is awesome! Our steak, we call it "asado", is the best in the world. This is a true fact, it has nothing to do with my unconditional love for meat here haha. We have great meat, great fruits and vegetables and great ice cream, but we're known for our meat.
      Where are you from? What's the best food there?
      Bye <3

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  7. So great that while you enjoy discovering new places you are holding on to your love for your home land Argentina. Your talk about how good the food is makes me really want to try it. What is the staple food in Argentina? Number 3 is one of my favorites. It doesn't cost anything to smile instead it opens doors. I believe in it and I believe in making new friends. Great write up, I enjoyed it, :)). Have a lovely week darling.
    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  8. Tus consejos son preciosos!! A mì también me gustaria vivir unos meses en otro paìs!!

    Besos
    Martina
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  9. I Love your Blogposts. Very Great :)
    XOXO

    Johanna

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  10. Nice post! Thanks for sharing!<3

    Regards,
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  11. Living in another country is kind a hard at first most especially when you don't have any family or friends with you.
    When I travel to a place very unfamiliar to me to work-- i never know anybody-- seems like i'm a total stranger.
    Each night you cry and feel sadden of being faraway to our loved ones.
    Lucky for people who have someone to talk to during this times but the hardest part is that you don't trust people because you don't know well.
    Anyways I have same scenario too when i'm new here, but afterwards all is well-- when your family joins you and found new friends :)

    Love it

    Zarrah
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  12. Cool look! Have a nice day :)

    I follow you!
    If you comment my post, I will comment your five posts!
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  13. Wow, this is great. I really would love to try living in US even just for a month.

    Have a nice day! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  14. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  15. I feel the same. I've been living in the UK for 10 years now, I miss Brazil <3

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  16. Thank you for sharing this is a very helpful post since I am going to the US soon:) thanks for sharing you have the best content<3 Do you want to support each other’s blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you’s like to so I can follow you right back x

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  17. Muy lindo post! definitivamente creo que todos debemos pasar por la experiencia de vivir solos y un poco lejos de nuestros seres queridos, ayuda mucho a conocerse mejor, prueba tus límites y fortalezas, y como vos dijiste, te ayuda a darte cuenta de quienes importan de verdad en tu vida.
    Que bueno que hayas podido vivir esa experiencia y que hayas aprendido cosas nuevas.
    Besos... Carli

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  18. this is quite an experience. loved the post.
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  19. Great post!

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  20. the travel shape the mind.
    un abbraccio e buona ESTATE!

    Eva Sabin e Valentina Astorino The AnarChic

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  21. Yes, I love this kind of post. Enjoyed reading it, and I also don't like gossip. So graet that you got to travel for 3 months. Following you on Instagram and twitter now. Hope you follow me there as well. Have a wonderful week!

    Kisses from Los Angeles,
    Tania
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  22. Great post! a lot of true.
    Many kisses
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  23. Un post genial, la soledad ayuda a conocerse uno mismo y cuanta razón tienes. Es la primera vez que vengo por aquí y me tienes encantada, desde ya...me quedo como seguidora.
    Un beso enorme ♥

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  24. This is a beautiful and informative post! Hope to visit the USA someday too :-)
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  25. Ciao!!

    Very interesting what you've written in this post!!

    Kiss and have a beautiful Summer ;)

    Paolo

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  26. Great post and I agree with almost everything!

    I'm following you via GFC, I hope you'll follow back!
    kisses

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  27. Muy buenas enseñanzas! Viajar y pasar tiempo en otro lugar siempre nos lleva a aprender cosas nuevas!
    Todo un logro administrar bien la plata con tantas cosas para comprar en EEUU!!! :)

    Un beso!

    Andre.

    Seize your Style

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  28. Great things you have put on here +_+

    Kisses,

    Nicole
    http://reinventyourself.guide/

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