Disconnect from your things

  This has been [very] hard for me. There is always a book you are attached to, a picture you bought in a village in Myanmar, the pretty dress you never wore… and you want to hang on to them-- after all they are part of your history. But, unfortunately, you will have to learn…Read more Disconnect from your things

Things you learn by moving to a country with a completely different culture

First of all, there is a huge difference between moving to a country where the first language is also your first language. Or to a place where the culture is similar to yours. Or moving to a super developed country where you have an app for the bus schedule. You should always take this into…Read more Things you learn by moving to a country with a completely different culture

Embrace your accent!

English is my second language. Spanish is my third language. And yes I have an accent in both. Don’t fall into traps to believe you don’t have an accent. You probably do. And what I’ve heard from everyone is: “be proud of your accent.” Your accent is who you are. It took me a long time to feel comfortable about it, but in the end of the day accents are a sign of strength (you know more than one language, duh!). It makes you different, and it makes you unique. So embrace it! Be proud of it!