We will wake up and realize we were making memories

Proud

Proud

Today I woke up to the sound of snow. When I looked at the window everything was white. I could´t help but think “I´m very grateful and happy for being here”. It was one of those little unforgettable moments that I can´t understand why some people take for granted. I lived in Canada during High school so of course I had seen a lot of snow before, since we don´t have any in México, but this was different. I realized that I am surrounded by new people, people who are my family now. So all I can think now is this moment, and this people will be in my life forever. Just because I want them to be.

Quote of the day: “Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime.

P.S: Since there were no classes today, my friends and I decided to make a snowman. Here are some pictures I took with my phone. It was so fun!

Snowman

Snowman

Building Snowman

Building Snowman

 

My Birthday!

Last Friday, 1st of February, was my 22th birthday and thanks to my new family, the IIB students, it became the most amazing experience! One I will never forget.

The day began with a SURPRISE! Morning birthday cake, it was delicious! Later on some of us headed to “Woodbury Commons” to do some shopping, the place was really nice and filled up with luxury brands, the prices where amazing, so cheap! Finally, on the evening we toasted all together & I received a SURPRISE! Birthday gift, a wallet…Just what I needed!

I am so grateful to have this amazing new family, I have no words to describe how happy I am and how this experience has happen to become one of the greatest memories in my life. It amazes me how in such little time I have become warmhearted to each and every one of you. Once again, thank you IIB family for making my birthday an unforgettable experience.

My IIB family!

Happy Surprise

Almost three weeks have passed by since we for the first time met each other at the JFK airport. Under these three weeks all of us have become really close and it feels like we are a family. We have a lot of fun together, help and support each other.

My start here in New Paltz was not one of the best. After the first day in School I got fever and the doctor told me that I probably had caught the flu. So I lay in bed for most of the time for five days and missed the Pool Party organized for us IIB students and also a trip to New York City.

At the evening of the Pool Party someone knocked on my door. It was quite late and I was all alone, so I took a glance in the peephole and saw a bunch of girls standing outside. I opened the door and there was Therese, Patrizia, Katherine, Maja, PetroNella and Daniela standing with a huge goodie bag full of my favorite things. I got really surprised, happy and moved by their kind taught. The girls did not want me to feel all alone while they were in NYC for the weekend and therefore they had bought me all the things I love.

My roomie Blanca also took so good care of me and the others of the IIB family were asking me frequently how I was doing and if there was something they could do for me. Everyone is so caring.

With this blog post I wanted to show you how wonderful and thoughtful people I am surrounded by.

I am very happy for that.

Already a family

We’ve been here for almost 3 weeks and it feels like we have known each other for so much longer time. We are already acting like a family and its very comfortable to feel that you can trust 17 new people who, out of the blue, appeared to form part of your history.

For example Jenny (the best roomie ever) got sick the first week and we were all very concerned for her health, some of the girls brought her a big bag full of things to do & eat while she was resting so she would not get that much bored at the Super 8. Also last week was Nora’s 22 birthday and we had many surprises for her that day, Jacopo created a FB group just for planning her birthday, and I’m sure that Nora loved her birthday and all of her birthday presents!!

We have traveled as well to Boston and New York and we have had an amazing time!

Everyone is different, but we are the perfect combo! Differences brought us together. We are having a great time, and time passes so fast, we are already searching for the internships!!

Italy, Sweden & Mexico united in the Super 8 motel.