London

I comeback to my home city Tucumán to finish my studies, while I started a long distance relationship with my love Luke, after four years and finishing my studies I moved to London with him.  It was an adventure for me, living in other country when I never thought that I will leave Argentina.

During my life in London I started studying English because I couldn’t speak well, I could understand some words but I wasn’t fluent al all, so I studied for a year an a half  in a English school for foreigners. I think it was the best decision that I could make because otherwise would have been impossible to get a job. My very first job in London was freezing my ass on the street, giving flyers for a Christmas and New Year’s Eve party while I was wearing a Santa hat. After that, things got a lot better so my next job was an amazing opportunity at the Mc Donald’s next to my school (was such a great experience! The job included helping mostly rude costumers, maintaining the tables clean, cleaning the floors and taking the rubbish out). As you can imagine I couldn’t get enough of this but after a couples of months and an awful and crazy manager I quit and I found a job as a nanny looking after a very cute baby boy, so I was a lot more happy.

While I was enjoying London with Luke and their friends, studying and working , anytime that we had the opportunity (weekends or bank holidays) we bought a ticket to any european city. I never thought that I will had the opportunity to go to Europe ( my dream of traveling was going to Brazil) so I visited: Rome, Barcelona, Corfu, Edinburgh, Brussels, Paris (three times), different places in France Bordeaux, la Rochelle, Saint Emilion, Niece, Istanbul, Duvrobnic, Cork (Ireland), different places and cities in England. I wasn’t planing to travel any of this places just happened!

After living together for two years and a romantic proposal we got married in my home city Tucuman, and we went for honeymoon to brazil (my dream came true) I was so happy all this time! After that we comeback to London and we started looking for a home, we bought a small house after a year and three rejected offers, the real-estate in London is another world.

I remember the first night that we lived in our house, having a pizza seating in a chair without any other furniture, but we had a big smile in our faces.

After almost a year we had the most terrific news …We were pregnant! At that time I had several jobs working in fashion and retail. While I was in London I discovered the fashion and the retail world, I  really liked but I was trying to get a new and a better position but I didn’t get any. I was a frustrated and worried that I would never have a really good job, so I spoke to Luke that was time to comeback to Argentina or any country in Latinoamerica.

London was a mix : Amazing experiences with my love, also meeting new people and places but in the other hand my professional side was going anywhere. Anyway I am very grateful to this city for all that taught me. London has a part of my heart and I feel that city as my second home.

Suddenly Luke got a job offer in Miami, and we decided to jump to a new adventure and start again all over again!

Pictures of my last time in London, my second home.

Thank you for visiting!

Juli

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Argentina

Stage 1. My home city : Tucumán

Before we start my journey, I will tell you a bit of myself.

I was born in a small city in the North Argentina, Tucumán.

I am the eldest of two children. I had a beautiful childhood but my family always had a lot of economical problems in a city where there wasn’t many opportunities for young people.

In spite of my mom and dad (and my maternal grandparents) did a enormous sacrifice and sent me to a private school. I am very grateful that.

I always loved the media, I remember reading the newspaper and going to sleep listening the radio at very young age. Also at every school event I always wanted to participate, acting or reading, now that I remembering this was funny, because I wasn’t (and I am still not ) the most extrovert person in the world. I think my teachers tought the same so I wasn’t very lucky and for the annual school event I always had mostly a Saint Jose part, baby Jesus Father (I went to a catholic school) because I was the tallest of my class.

Anyway even when I wasn’t encourage for my school at my media passion I always wanted to work on TV, but when I had to choose a carrer at the university I decided to choose Law. I think because for different reasons, I was confused , I was quite good at history and social science, my family was doing a big investment on me so I had to choose the safest career and always I liked to fight the injustices, plus my tiny city has two channels and a lot of people already working there that means there wasn’t vacancies.

So I did start studying Law convinced that I was doing my best and after getting my professional degree I would have a safe job and stay for ever in my tiny city. I think that decision also was affected for the inesperated death of my father too. I think for around a year my head was not in this planet was somewhere else.

Anyway, my plan didn’t work…

After three years studying law I started feeling bored and I was stucked in one of the university program subjects, so I decided to move to the Capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires.

Images from Tucumán, my home city.  This pictures were taken by myself last year.

Stage 2. A (gap ?) year in Buenos Aires.

I convinced my mom that I would move to Buenos Aires just for 6 months, and I would come back to carrying on studying for my Law degree. I went to the biggest city in Argentina with no money at all , but my plan (of course I had another brilliant plan) was succeed in my modeling career.

Well, of course that didn’t happened… But at least I had some modeling and promotional jobs to pay my rent and my food. Even when I met good friends I couldn’t go out too much because I was living basically broke. Buenos Aires was way too much more expensive that I thought! Anyway I had these really nice friends from England (they were “studying Spanish” and “working” ( it was their gap year, they didn’t how lucky they were…) and they invite me to their parties… so in one of this parties I met to the love of my life, Luke.  A very shy guy from Hereford and that was for me, love at first sight.

I was seeing him a couple of times, and I was so happy that finally someone who I really like was interested on me, I thought that was too good to be true so I tried to be cautious because I knew that nothing “serious” will happen because he had to comeback to England to finish their studies and I decide the same. I went back to my home city because the big city was too chaotic and expensive, my friends were going back to England and with them I was feeling protected. Also I didn’t have any signal that my modeling career will become successful, so I decide to comeback and carry on studying, the only that I thought was good at…but those months living by my own in a big city, definitely taught more than a year in any university, but wasn’t a gap year at all ( was another type of gap year, very different! If I had to compare with my friends gap year…).

Some pictures of my personal album from the last time that I visited Buenos Aires.

Thank you for visiting!

Juli