In Spanish “hola, soy yo” means “hi, it’s me”.
I decided to use this name (HolaSoyYo.com) because this site is me. Its name is in Spanish because that’s my mother tongue, but most of the content on the website will be in English, though. This website contains my thoughts, my views, and my experiences. I’m not saying they’re right, nor wrong, nor that they’re set in stone, nor that they will never change. Nor I say that these experiences will or should apply to you or anyone else. I also don’t claim to be an expert nor to know it all; quite the contrary. But I’m am saying that these experiences, views, and thoughts are mine. I want to lay my cards on the table if you will, for you to form your own opinion.
Usually I’m a very private person but I now want to share my experiences. I feel this strange call or even urge to open myself up beyond my family and close friends. I know that some people will relate, at least in part, to my own experiences and points of view but I also know that many people won’t. I think that’s one of the reasons why I’m choosing to share: to expose my point of view.
As I start writing I’m struggling with the fine line between opening up in a meaningful manner and not exposing myself too much. Remember, usually I’m a very private person.
What a deed!
My experience through the past few years has been not only positive but exciting, funny, and I would even use the word joyful. It has been super-accelerated learning. Luck has been on my side most of my life. Even when it seemed it wasn’t. Here’s a dumb example: my dude shoe size is fairly small and finding the right size was never easy. As female I’ve got an average shoe size that most often fits well and is always available.
Of course not all has been fun and rosy. There are the fears, the doubts, and simply put, the bad experiences, like everything else in life. But even from those negatives, as I get the chance to think about them, usually after the fact, I manage to squeeze something positive. At the very least I try to learn from the experience to avoid it next time or to know how to deal with it in the future.
One of the things I quickly learnt when I decided to open up was that all the fears and doubts I felt, it was me feeling them. I wasn’t feeling anyone else’s. Somehow I broke the barrier and made the decision to start, and now I know I can break any barrier. It’s certainly not easy. It’s like exercising. Getting past the first 2 minutes is the hard part. Once you start, you wonder what was the fuzz.
I hope that by sharing I can inspire someone, maybe you, to break their own barriers and do what they’ve always wanted to do.
What is it that you’ve always wanted to do and haven’t done?