Nova Zelândia? Care to explain?

 

This title and this photo, it was my very first tempted to post something here (well, it was all in Portuguese and the name of the blog was different as well). I’ve started this blog in 2013, thinking to write to my fellow Brazilian people how it is living in New Zealand.

In some stage of 2013, I felt like I should tell my fellow Brazilian people how it is living in New Zealand. Because going outside of Brazil is a big deal, especially when you do not speak the language. It might feel like is not a big deal, but going out of your comfortable zone, is a big deal.

But something happened. I felt shy, I felt like I wasn’t good enough to tell my Brazilian people about this and I just kept on living, leaving nothing behind.

Then I realised two things: firstly, that I am good enough and really, does not really matter if you will read this or not, it feels nice writing. Then, the second thing is, living in New Zealand is nothing… Because life itself it is a very big adventure! Like, really? Come on! You must agree with me that sometimes, you are not too sure why you did get up off

Oh what? Well, come on you! You must agree with me that sometimes, you are not too sure why you did get up off  your bed.

I am sure you had a day or two when everything just went wrong. I am sure, you had that day where you were thinking “is someone taking the piss“? I am sure, you had a day that you were like “yeah maybe this living thing is not really for me, I might try to be a tree next life”.

However, we keep on living. We keep on breathing and doing whatever we are doing. Sometimes, breathing it is a big challenge, let alone making a dent in the universe. Or creating all those things we really (really) want to do (like me writing).

So, I decided it was time to start writing and it was time to write in whatever language I felt comfortable with (that is why you go this English).Thank you for being alive and for being you.

That is when I thought it was important to tell you: Thank you for being alive and for being you. Yes, you are reading right: thank you for being you. Thank you for keep on going and just doing whatever you are doing. It is because of you that I do get off the bed every morning and I keep living life.

I love how exciting people are talking about the things they love. I love the smell of the ocean air and the smell of home made cookies #letsfaceit.

I might not have met you, yet. I might not even meet you in this lifetime. I might not even meet you ever! Although, I have this crazy belief that we are one. You are me as I am you. We are all together, like a Beatles song.

That is why I am writing in this blog. I will be writing about my life in New Zealand (Nova Zelandia in Portuguese). I will be writing about the epic experiences I had. But mostly, I will be writing about life itself.

And I would love if you want to be part of this journey. I would love even more if you want to share your life, your experience or something with me or with us… I am more than sure that is worthwhile reading. Email me: dudaselva@gmail.com .

Photo: somewhere near Tawharanui, New Zealand. I am convinced that was on timer and the camera was Rafael Vallaparde.

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