5/17/2008

HOME... AFTER ALMOST 2 YEARS!!!

Wondering what I might be doing home on a Friday night? Specialy when I am back in Brazil?... I always ask myself that... The reason is very simple.. sometimes I just need time to write.... Its like this crazy need to stop for a while, sit down and write.... Even though today is a good day to party, I just feel like staying home, and spend some time with myself that was when I remembered my so lost blog. Yes, a place to dump my thoughts... to complaim... to celebrate my good days... to share... probably no one is ever going to read it again, but me... like I did yesterday through my old files... 

Talking about old... Here comes the end of my 2 years abroad. Ready for some action? Did you have water by your side? Have you gone to the bathroom yet? You should... once you start the next lines you wont stop until the bottom sentence... Well, my last post was in August. So much happened after that, of course.. Let me see if I could remember a few things... I got passed with A+ in my English 118, and got to sign up for English 122 (sooo nice!) and Early Chilhood Education! For my surprise I was doing great in both. I loved to write my papers and read my books. Things were all right in Cali, too... A few more girls joined our group... I got really close to Maria, and my English was pushed to another level...the slang level... lol... meaning: I got to finaly understand a lot of stuff... good to walk around with an American friend. What else... Oh, my dance classes were going just OK, too. Me and my partner- Mr. David- got to perform to a small group of other salsa dancers.. really sweet that even his daughter was there to see him. The fall was over fast, and after I realized that that was time to make some decisions, life came and stroke me like a truck. Literally, actually! I got in a car crash on the 10th of October while I was driving to  the college in the morning. A guy lost control of his SUV and came right into the gas truck in front of me. I avoided him by pulling to the left but that was when I hit the one of highway divisors... five cars total were involved.. and remembering all still hurts... That just ruined my plans, and my dreams... Bet after all, I was fine. Walking. Jumping. Well, but with two broken vertebrae I had to come back to recover at home. After that, things got a little complicated.... What let me really down was the fact that that was my vacation week and I was about to visit my first host family in New Jersey--- the place where I left my heart. I had tickets, all planned to go to Disney with them...In the end I had to come home. Not a bad thing at all considering the whole picture. I was walking.... 

Getting home... I might say it was a bit painful, literally. The flight was not easy with my broken bones... But once I got home... Wow... such a nice feeling... I had to get used w/ life here again fast, and I tryed my best (after 6 months I am still trying!). I start to take care of my injuries by wearing braces for 3 months and I am still going to physio theraphy sections.... Things started to fall in place in february when I started to work part-time as an English teacher. I am teaching beginers classes to kids, teens, adults... It's fun... One of those things you never thought you could do it, but in fact I like it. Meanwhile, I saw my old friends (those whom frienship it's going to last a life time- I hope!), and get used to be home again. Weird to call MOM and see my mom coming in. More weird is the fact the I miss my life in the US sooo much... All the nice people I met, my college mates, the kids... specialy them.

LIFE... But that's life, uh? When you think you have everything figured out something happens to shake life a little... I loved my two years abroad. One of those things you will never forget, or regreat. Actualy is the other way around... I am a new person thanks to those years. It's a new version of the old me: stronger, realistic, and faithful b/c you never know what's waiting next corner, or how the next ride will be... just hoping to be something good... Yes, life is not easy but it is worth it when good things happen in a blink of an eye.
So here, is me, hagging on until my next vacation when I plan to visit my Schnorrbusch family in NJ and the Berkmans in CA... have a nice Friday, and if someone happens to read this leave a message! 
;o) Saudadesssss....
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3 comentários:

Eliana disse...

Oi Tarcy!
Adorei ler o seu texto... ficou faltando algo por aqui, eu sei... tem horas que a gente precisa só colocar em um papel o que está dentro da gente e não pdoe ser explicado.
Eu tenho pensando muito sobre isto, sobre a breviedade da vida e como as coisas acontecem de forma tão inesperada...
Graças a Deus você está se recuperando e está vivendo da melhor forma possível, eu torço muito por você!
Que Deus te abençoe muito e que todos os seus sonhos se transformem em realidade!

Ana Paula disse...

hey girl!
apareceu!!! caraca! fiko muito feliz em saber q vc esta bem!!!
bjos.. =]
Boa sorte.. Ana

Daniel Sabino disse...

Oi, tudo bem? Beijo