Never give up!!

Sometimes I get lost, blinded through social media, lied to by money and greed, burnt by other people’s opinions n tripped up by society’s expectations. Well I declare that I, Aic3la, just want to be happy so if you’re not trying to encourage and support as i do to realness please leave the table….

May 2016

Aic3la

Life-changing month ahead!! Colombia or Mexico

colombia n mexico

Heeelllllloooooo people!!! Yes it’s me! Not the reviewing this time, signing in purely for chatter purposes!

Thought I’d get back to blogging as I’m potentially in for some show stopping news…… (love the showstoppers lol)
If you have followed me over the past 2 years you remember my life took a drastic turn for the worst due to illness and I had to turn down of a teaching job in Honduras. I’m pleased to say that I am fully recovered and eager to get back out into the world and dive into more cultures.

All I love to do is travel, meet people and teach…. it gives me an adrenaline rush just thinking about it.

Well the news is that I am in the process of waiting for a response from the British Council regarding a potential placement abroad in either Colombia or Mexico!! I have dreamt about my next adventure since I landed back in London in 2012 and I’m on tenterhooks at the thought of another take off!!

Depending on how my teaching profile is reviewed I could be placed in either country for a potential 11 months as an English Language Assistant. I have heard so much about the program and what it has to offer. Can’t wait to find out more, inc my new destination!

When I find out, I’ll be sure to fill y’all in!!!
xoxo

My last saturday being 24……

Technically i should be out dancing up a storm trying prove to myself i’m still 21 but in truth im sooooo happy to be where i am in life now. Yeah i will probably not like the first time someone ask me my age after next saturday but i think it is a blessing in itself that i get to enjoy my quarter decade on a Saturday!!!

As i reflect back on the past few years of my life i survived some of my deepest darkest moments and managed to drag myself and follow the light to my dreams. I am not a religious person by show, i believe in God through every part of my soul and body but don’t have a specific place of worship. In saying all this NONE of this would have been possible without him and i am eternally grateful.

In the last 4 years i:

Intensely and almost lost myself to grief from losing loved ones and managed to pull through

Studied Spanish for a year in Havana, Cuba

Spent the past 3 summers teaching English in Catalunya, Spain

Taken at least 1 holiday a year including The Bahamas, Florida 3 times, Turkey, Madeira, France and Jamaica.

Worked and lived for a year in Mexico

Received a Bachelor’s Honors Degree in Caribbean, Spanish and Latin American Cultural Studies

Started learning Brazilian Portuguese

Saw the Paralympics live in London 2012

Transitioned to Natural Hair after many relapses

Happy and proud of everything i am flaws and all….

In life i think we have to go through trials and hard times to appreciate the sun and good times when they come, whether it happens when you are young or on your deathbed, someday it will all click into place and  you will smile at your existence.

Might start writing down my bucket list cz i have ticked off a lot already!!