México lindo y querido.

Lately the politics in my country have been sucking badly, Trump vs hispanic people made our peso worth less and less every day… today for example I read this article on how company Ford withdrawn their billion investment on mexican grounds and I’m not saying it’s all Trump’s fault, but I do not see how to overcome this one; on the other hand, corruption and lack of justice are the worst factors for my beloved country to be falling apart so dangerously. 

I want to help, seriously I want us to stop being part of a submissive society, I just don’t know how.

I’m going to work on being happy, in fact I’m currently taking a course on the science of happiness, lets see how it turns out.  

Thank you for reading.

Ela.

 

2017

Happy new year! I want so many things I don’t even know where to begin.

Fitness: Ok I’ll take out my dog for a walk more often… does that count?
Job: I think I’m going to go back to the government, once you have 6 months 1 day there and not a moment sooner, you can apply for a house loan with a really low interest rate and maybe I’ll move there or rent it? I don’t know but I’ll save up money for the paper work.
Health: I won’t drink soda for this whole year and I’m not smoking anymore, have I mentioned I’ll take my baby dog for a walk on the park more often? 
Happiness: I’m a happy person, so this year I will be completely happy by accomplishing more things in my life in general. 
Love: Yeah well… I love my family and my baby dog, did I mentioned I’m taking her out on walks more often? 

Seriously tough, new job, no soda, getting accepted in the master’s program, buying my house, getting a car and getting a kick ass body for the beach lol.

I wish to you and your family the greatest of happiness and success life has to offer. 

Thank you for reading.

Ela.

 

Let’s make things happen

As you know I’m a lawyer and I’ve been looking into this amazing master’s program in the US for international lawyers and I really like it, so what the hell, let’s give it a try! 

First of all they need you to take a test on international law under the Socratic method… sounds easy breezy right? It turns out it isn’t and I have to prepare so basically I’ve been researching the crap out the subject and I found an online course on Coursera (not a sponsor) and once I feel ready, I’ll go ahead and apply properly on the Masters.

Wish me luck on this new journey. 

Thank you for reading.

Ela.

Job opportunities

I’m a mexican lawyer and I’ve lived by the philosophical point of view if you will? “be the change you want to see in the world” so I always knew I would be a public server cause in my mind if only ONE person didn’t got involved in any corruption act, it would be a domino effect; once I was out of college I started to work for the secretary of public safety and guess in which area? in the comptroller’s office, meaning I had everything to do with disciplinary action in regards on any misconducts by any government officer including corruption acts.

I loved my job, it was not a great paycheck, the lady that moped the floors would earn way more money than I did, no offense intended (seriously no offense to the people who help around in any office in the world, God bless you) but I was happy and lived a in a harsh working environment for more than 3 years, I grew up in so many ways except on the salary, I always thought if was a firm possibility for one person to be considered to a greater position if you were a hardworking person, results oriented, I even studied a masters degree related on my line of work, promotions never came on my way, they only came by for new people, people who where someone’s friend or something.

I was so disappointed on how everything was I quit, now that I’m changing the entire paradigm turns out I’m not being considered for corporate firms because I’m inexperienced on corporate law… guys did you knew how hard it is to write a resolution all by yourself? I don’t know if I mentioned it but at my last job I learned how to do everything by myself, my bosses were so crappy they didn’t teached me how to do anything, however they did scolded me if anything came out wrong.

I’m sorry if I used this spot to complain, it’s just so frustrating… I’ve been to a lot of interviews and applied on hundreds of jobs and this week I went to an interview on a place I really wanted to get in and I found out today I got turned down because I’m inexperienced on doing contracts; it broke my heart a little.

Thank you for reading.

Ela.

A Yale dream… Not like I planned it to happen 

I always knew what I wanted to be when I grow old,  I wanted to be a lawyer, naturally as movies showed I was fascinated with the way a lawyer could talk to people and convince a whole jury how a client could be innocent, when I was a teenager I got the opportunity to attend to an American high school for my junior year, I had to take a course on presenting the Sat exam, something I was clearly unfamiliar with as in Mexico we don’t have it, in any case I started to fly and dream about going to a great school such as Harvard law school or Yale law school, as things turned out my assessor asked me if I wanted to go to college and if the case where would I want to go to, as I thought of my answer I told myself what the hell and  answered Yale, to my surprise he said due to my grades it could actually happen! However when I went home I called my ma in Mexico I asked to speak with my baby brother who was 3 years old and he started to cry on the phone saying he missed me, long story short, I went back to Mexico on that same weekend.

I’d never regret my decision as he is the light of my life and getting to see him grow is something I wouldn’t change for the world, but it stuck with me… Years went by and I meet my boyfriend and due to him studying his masters degree, he’s got a chance of doing some part of his masters over in Yale! He asked me to join him on this adventure and I said yes, so I’m going to Yale without attending classes so… My dream of Yale finally came truth but… not exactly as I wanted it to happen, life’s like that.

Thank you for reading.

Ela.

Thank you first crush!

Back in 2002 I started 7th grade, or as we call it Mexico “primero de secundaria”, honestly I have no idea why I stayed in that school, I didn’t liked the teaching system nor the people at school but somehow finished there.

One day while waiting to go up to the classroom I looked at the boys on 9th grade and there was this guy, something caught my eye about him and at that moment PUM! I started to like him, there it was… my first crush. I had a friend who’s sister was in the same classroom as he was and somehow she found out I had a crush on him, without any request from my part she asked him if he liked me back (at this point everyone knew about my secret!) he said he would be into me if I was skinnier! To know at 12-13 I needed to lose weight in order for this guy to like me was a boomer… I thought to myself, what happened to inner beauty and all that crap my parents told me? This was an entirely different experience for me rejection, I was so confused by this but decided to stay truth to my believes and stick to the inner beauty stuff. Of course he and I never got to knew each other but at this point I lost all interest in this boy.

Years went by and I never saw him again once he graduated “secundaria” and went off to high school, until one day… I was with my current boyfriend, he’s amazing, one of the best people I know, we went out on a date to the movies and there he was.. my first crush, I stared at him and he stared back, he smiled like he meant it and I just looked away, in my mind I thanked him for teaching me at such a challenging age to love myself for who I am and not care for people who are hardwired that way, self esteem it’s underestimated in teens and by liking this guy I learned how important it is, so THANK YOU FIRST CRUSH! I grew up to be a strong woman and now that I finally found the love of my life, I can be who I am and no matter how I look like and he loves me.  

Thank you for reading.