a coworker at a current job of mine always refers to me as “valenthhhhia” para burlarse de mi y las frases típicas de España (todo dicho en amor, of course). but i find it funny and i actually love it; especially considering the fact that it was one of my favorite cities. i’m honored in a way when people associate me with Spain. seguiré diciendo “vale” and using that present perfect tense para cualquier cosa — because that’s me...and hard work pays off i guess. it shows how far i’ve come throughout my linguistic journey of learning a second language so dear to my heart.
missing traveling so much, but i know more travel opportunities will soon come.
(P.S. — not trying to pat myself on the back by any means here, but just trying to remind myself to remember who i am + who i’m becoming, because self love is needed at specific moments, ya feel?¿)