At last I start this blog!
My name is Débora Carvalho and I’m 25 years old. I’m Brazilian and am currently live in Boston — MA.
On December 27th, 2013 I took a flight that departed from São Paulo (region I lived in Brazil) to New York. Yes, it’s been almost a year since I left my home, my little place where everything was so familiar and so more comfortable for me.
In Brazil I was in my first year of studying International Relations, working at a language school teaching beginners and intermediates English, had a nice circle of friends, and a relationship, that despite being complicated, it was still comfortable.
My life was full of certainties that while being unpredictable, were still comfortable. I felt protected and as if nothing could surprise me.
Almost a year ago I decided to leave all the baggage in Brazil and move on to a new adventure. New and very unsettling! Something I had never experienced in my whole life!
The longest I had been away from my family was when I traveled to Buenos Aires. Little did I know, those 7 days would pale in comparison to what lay ahead.
I call this post “At last I start this blog,” because I had already been thinking about writing it for some time. It took me a long time to step in front of my computer to write. Not for a lack of trying, but simply because I’m a perfectionist and the name/topic for the blog needed to be just right.
My boyfriend (that helps me with the blog) and I decided the blog would be called “B2B”, Brazil to Boston. I’m living in Boston and in the next few posts I hope to write more about the area and about my lifestyle here.
That being said, I don’t want to limit myself to only one topic. I want readers who are thinking of living in another place outside their country or those who have already taken that step to find moral support, answers to questions (many that only come with time), or solutions to other daily problems that may occur while living abroad. This means that B2B will attempt to merge various subjects such as cultural differences, food, accents, beauty, personal care, and recipes. I may also post videos and pictures about my various experiences.
Finally, I’m in my first year of being an Au Pair in Boston. So I can also share tips and experiences about the Au Pair program!
Remember that everything I write and share in this blog comes from my personal experiences. I hope you like it!
(I would also love to hear your suggestions about new posts)
Have a great week!
(Adam Roy — Interpreter)