Holi! (My way of saying hola and hi in the same word). How are you, guys!?
My name is Fernanda and I am from Durango, México. I have a passion for traveling, road trips, discover what’s around me and yep, that includes food too. But how did everything started?
Well, I was in high school watching a movie during a class (the teacher actually wanted us to watch a movie, it’s not like I was on my phone watching a movie during class, just to clarify. I’m not that rebel, you guys) when I see this pink and white folder with the words ”Au Pair” in it. I got curious and I asked my classmate the meaning of it. She then told me about it, a cultural exchange program where you work for a family and get the chance to study in the US. My eyes went BIG. I was already dreaming of experiencing the places, the traditions and the way of living that I always saw in American movies.
Always trust your gut…
After talking to myself a lot I decided it was best to go to college first and then to the US. (Ah! Little did I knew, keep reading to find out). I went to another city in México to study. I got there and I don’t really know why but I decided to leave after a month, I felt so out of place. Like, you know when you are new in a place but excited for the adventure? Never felt that there, I packed my stuff and went back home.
My first adventure…
At home, looking for my next step, I found out about this awesome course in México City. I decided to go and live there for 8 months. I went to a bunch of places and I had the opportunity to know a little more about my culture. It was amazing and delicious! While in there I saw a picture of my classmate in her Au Pair adventure and it reminded me of my desire to go and experience it too. I graduated from my course and went back home.
The decision that changed my life…
I arrived to my city on July 2014, filled out the paperwork with the Au Pair agency and in September of 2014 I was getting out of a plane in the US. Ready for this adventure. I could feel it in my body, I was extremely excited! I knew, that was where I was supposed to be.
After almost two awesome years of traveling, hard work, studies and lessons that shaped me to become the little me I am today… I found love. A month before going home. Can you believe it? What a luck! Huh? And I mean it in a bad way because, dude, I was in the country for almost two years and I never saw this guy, even though, he worked 5 minutes away from me.
Anyway, we decided to try long distance. I guess it was a good decision because after almost three years, we are still together. We go on little road trips, we love to experience new restaurants, new places and new activities. I guess it was good luck after all!
And now we are here!
So, because I love traveling and adventures, why not sharing what I know? Because whenever my friends need tips or suggestions for places to visit, I am always the first one to jump and tell them everything they need to know. So, I thought I should share what I’ve learned about traveling, tips I’ve gathered & the places I’ve been, just in case you are ever in need of a little hand… *lends her little hand*. Let’s all pack our goals in our suitcase and go!
A little about my story so you can get to know me better. Let’s inspire each other. Tell me about you!