Esa Vida Nuestra/Tú tienes que hacer que pase/Iniciativa //That Life of Ours/You have to make it happen/Initiative/ / [ESP-ENG]]
Greetings friends of Holos & Lotus, especially to our friend @charjaim for bringing us every two weeks an interesting initiative, I am very happy to participate again here.
In life we must act to make things happen, nothing happens by itself. I learned this from my parents, I remember a not very pleasant anecdote, but it has a lot to do with this initiative, I think I was about 12 or 13 years old. One weekend morning, in the early hours of the morning, you could hear a woman screaming and also banging as if they were destroying a house. Stones were being thrown and you could hear the glass breaking. With each blow to the house, the woman who owned the house shouted "Oh my God, my house".
The blows were so recurrent and prolonged that I got scared, I got up to see what was going on. It turns out that a woman who was the partner of one of the boys who lived in that house was furious, she went early to destroy the house, I don't know what the problem was between them, I never knew what was going on.
The truth is that the scene attracted the attention of the neighbors, who crowded around to watch the spectacle. There were children, teenagers and adults of all ages, it was incredible how they watched what was happening and nobody did anything. Then, my mom and dad took the initiative, without anyone knowing, they called the police and reported the incident. The police arrived and stopped the woman's actions.
My mother always told me "don't give up", "you have to persevere" and she used to use the phrase "help yourself and I will help you", alluding to the fact that we have to act to make things happen. Nothing is done by magic, it is a teaching that I will never forget.
In life, from the simplest to the most complex things, it is necessary to act in order to make things happen. Not long ago, after postponing for several months the repair of my blender, I finally did it. I put it off because I had to incur medical expenses, but I was also overcome with the apathy of carrying the blender, walking, weight, etc.
Fotografía de mi álbum personal
A few years ago, something happened to me with a kitten, while I was on the porch of my house, a baby kitten, about 2 months old, was meowing and when he saw me, he came running and ran into my house. His face was cut, his skin was hanging off but not bleeding and he was all dirty, it was sewer water. I bathed him, fed him and contacted a foundation to help him with his face wound.
The kitten spent the night at my house and the next day I handed him over to a person from the foundation as agreed. Happily, the kitten was taken care of, operated on and put up for adoption.
Throughout my life, I have taken action to make it happen, and so today I want to share with you my story.
Una acción que cambió mi vida // An action that changed my life
In 2016, the crisis in Venezuela worsened with terrible shortages and inflation left our salaries short. It was the time where you could see the physical deterioration of many people, I got to lose 15 kilos.
Sometimes he ate once a day, sometimes twice a day and in pyrrhic quantities. I longed for a loaf of bread with margarine and cheese, a cup of milk and a cookie. I couldn't buy them because I couldn't afford them and the famine was raging. That's how three years went by, because in 2019 a spark of light came into my life and today it is my great ray of sunshine.
A co-worker with whom I am friends approached me and asked me how I was at writing. I answered that I was good, he gave me a test that I happily passed and proposed me to write some articles on various topics, including health, chemicals and cooking. The work was well received and thanks to that I got a good pay for it. It was not easy, there were 7 articles of 1500 words each to be delivered in a week. It was not only about writing, I had to edit images in Photoshop, use image compressors, use Wordpress and I didn't know anything about those programs. That week I had to store a lot of information and apply it because the work had a deadline and it was very limited. That week was stressful for me and I went to bed very late, after 01:00 am.
Fotografía de mi álbum personal
From time to time, this friend assigned me jobs, however, sometimes there were none, I depended on him. As a result, he urged me to register in the forum where he found the job of editor. I did not do it right away, because I am not very good at computers, besides, at that time there were blackouts in several states and I had to do a series of activities that I found tedious to enter the business section. However, it was a requirement, otherwise I could not advance. Time was pressing and so was the crisis, I felt that I could no longer, I was very apathetic. However, the critical state of my economy gave me strength and I decided to fulfill the requirement. It took me more than a week, but I was finally able to start looking for a job.
As I was new, nobody would hire me, I had no reputation, so I offered to do a free trial, but still, nothing. Nobody answered my applications. I wrote to many people, I was really desperate, sometimes I had nothing to eat. Until the day I least expected, someone wrote to my WhatsAap and omitted the free trial, he hired me.
Since that day everything changed for me, being a copywriter is my other income and thanks to this I now have a better quality of life.
Invito a participar a @vanerojas90 y @mcookies , les dejo el enlace de este concurso Esa Vida Nuestra/Tú tienes que hacer que pase/Iniciativa. // I invite to participate @vanerojas90 and @mcookies , I leave you the link of this contest That Life of Ours/You have to make it happen/Initiative.