Nicaragua. 38 years old. Never thought much about where I'd be in life at this point, and I'm neither impressed or disappointed. I'm happy that I'm surrounded by people I truly love, friends and family, that I like to spend time with and whom understand and accept me for who I am. Long ago I stopped trying to be liked by 'everyone' and understood that not only it's impossible but also futile. I feel happy about what I have done and built In life and looking forward to what's ahead, even if I really have no idea of what it is. If I have learned anything is that it's impossible to control life, it's a sequence of evens in which you always have the option to make something out of it. This doesn't mean you always win, or that the outcome is always in your favor, but you can decide to face it and learn from it, whether what happened was good or bad, same rule applies. We can't rest on our laurels or be defeated by a single event, life to me is an opportunity for knowledge but even more an opportunity to experience, to feel. After all that is what makes us humans, emotion that is. I embrace it all, laughter, confusion, pain, love, grace, happiness, anger, emptiness, melancholy. As someone I love very much once said, "you have to let all the feelings erupt and go through the motions, only then you can move on." For a while I have not been afraid of feeling everything in the emotion spectrum, and it's definitely quite beautiful. As Cohen said once "there's an crack in everything, that's where the light gets through." .
I'm thinking of al of you my dear friends, you know who you are. I might be far from you but I carry you with me wherever I go. Everything I learned from being close to you has made me who I am today, and I know it will continue to shape me as I age, next to you. I salute you, as you're exceptional human beings. Love, Me.