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My first impressions of the city were how could the largest city of Switzerland have the feeling of a beautiful village. It might not look like a city at first, but Zurich has a cosmopolitan life of itself that proofs otherwise. The city has a mixture between French and German architecture which shapes a beautiful pattern of Zurich’s urban landscapes. The city can offer unique cafes, underground pubs and different types of entertainment. You can get lost on narrow streets, but also find amazing enlarged spaces. I hope to be back to discover more of the city and the people. Zurich can offer more than meets the eye.

Jobs and getting “there”

Jobs come in different forms and schedules. But every single one of them has a time frame in your life. The reward for your service is apparently converted into monetary appealing. After this process, you, the hard worker is the responsible for managing the money that you’ve earned. Being a creative human outside of the Hollywood industry, gives you a better sense of how to organize something with so little. You see, the trick is not to get sucked into buying things you don’t need. You also shouldn’t consume every entertainment product. It’s a waste of time. Be picky. Choose the information, entertainment and the art you want to get inspired by. Finally, be persistent. Organize yourself so wonderful things can happen (because you’ve worked hard for them) and then, you’ll grow out of it.

What nobody told me in school

The info on this post depends on your community background and also on where you studied.

Back in the day in the early 2000’s I was just a kid starting to transition into a teenager. My conceptions about the world were very simplistic and in school, I was the average weirdo girl. My confidence was less than 0 but before you judge: yes, I was one of the bullied kids. No, I did not know what “bullying” meant at that time. No, I didn’t live my life depending on haters. Never. And that experience is still the perfect antidote to stay away from people with bad behavior.

At this time, in school we got twice or (maybe) once a year a lecture about sexuality. It was a reminder for teenagers to use protection, have safe sex, that condoms prevent STD’s and other types of unpleasant things. The problem with these lectures was, in that time, the adults didn’t address other types of sex and how genders can be fluid. They didn’t explain gay sex or how to use a vibrator. Call me all sorts of feminist, but the fact is, they didn’t mention that sex is something that you shouldn’t be afraid of. Otherwise, it just means you’re not ready yet. And that’s a good thing. It means you’re still learning how to communicate with your body. That your organs are not machines that can only reproduce. They can do so much more. Sometimes the tone of these lectures will always be about boys being naughty and girls avoiding them. This attitude made me wonder as a child: Do women feel desire at all?

Of course during these teenage years we used to discuss sex as a task with a deadline. Because being a virgin was considered “lame”. In my case I decided to free myself from these stigmas and thanks to some books and online research I discovered the realness of women’s behavior and sexuality. And these pieces of information were crucial for me to understand, as a girl, that most of the theories about a woman’s behavior were unfortunately influenced by ideology and by other entities that have nothing to do with women’s sexuality. It has to do with education, society background and of course, how you consume information. At that time I got all the knowledge I needed to know about contraception and how my body worked (because I realized that was the trick to avoid pregnancy and other unwanted situations) as well as the basics of sexual health.

I’m glad that kids nowadays can access the right kind of information and parents shouldn’t restrain them for being informed. “There’s no such thing as too much information” – I don’t know whom to quote for this phrase.

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How to let it go

I wish I knew how to organize some ideas. Sometimes your brain is just full of excessive adrenaline. I try to make this website about my work, but also I cannot ignore my opinions or other types of creative material I produce. By the title of this post you expect me to describe an incredible personal moment, but instead of that I prefer to stick with the experience of being through that. I guess I never understood the concept of love as a disease. Until I couldn’t get over a situation, a metaphor, a presence. It took some time to admit it and to deconstruct what was wrong in my platonic world of possibilities. Since then, I feel that pieces of advice from the right people are the best medicine. It’s never who you want, it’s who you need. Don’t ever deny yourself from that support. Look for it. Do what you must do to move on. I believe that’s all I have to say on this 101 matter. Thank you for reading this post and also for following my work.