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Almost like smoking

In In the Back of My Mind on March 3, 2009 at 9:24 am

Back in the summer of 2006 I decided to quit smoking. It was not a very hard decision, Canada helped a lot. This country fights back the smokers really hard. There was another thing: it was jsut about fighting only one cigarrette. It was simpler than expected, because I only had to fight the need of the next cigarrette and that was it. I read it sometime ago in a blog, and it worked great. I’ve been smoke free for almost three years.

Killer Passions

Killer Passions

A few of you know I used to have another blog, a much bigger, professional, good looking blog than this. it’s the blog I started writing almost at the same time I started my immmigration process. I talked about it a few posts ago. The fact is that, almost like smoking, the need of taking that blog back has been hitting me for days. And hitting hard, I have to say. But, opposite to what happened with the smoke, I did not find a formula to avoid it.

Some things are nto that easy to quit. When you have a real tendence and passion for something like writing, make connection through experiences, sharing thoughts and feelings… quitting is not that easy. Maybe it’s in my nature and I’ll have to cope with it. At the same time, those 90 days of distance with the other blog were good. It helped me to figure out what it really represented to me and my readers. What I wanted from it and how. And how I want it to follow.

The Blog needs a twist. It cannot be the same anymore just because we are not the same. It paid the initial debt more than well. Its initial gaol of helping others in their path to Canada is more than accomplished, now we must move forward. It’s time I start thinking of the blog as something for me, my passion for writing and so on and not as a “free-premium” service for “lazy immigrants to be” willing to find someone or something that can solve their problems at no cost.

Let’s see how it goes. At least, like smoking, it is not going to kill me! Or is it?


Memories from my 70s

In In the Back of My Mind on February 25, 2009 at 10:01 am

It’s not that I have a lot, but they are good enough to give me a fresh account on what was going on those days.

That's me on the right with my aunt Elvira and one of my cousins in my early 70s

That's me on the right with my aunt Elvira and one of my cousins in my early 70s

Last night some pictures of my childhood suddenly showed up and with them a desire of bringing them back to life. In another language, for another culture but with the same enthusiasm. Do you want to join me in this journey back to my childhood? If you’ll be able to cope with some misuse of the language and poor vocabulary… Let’s go then!

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