Married to Argentina
How I live in Argentina is a blogger’s story.
Blogger Ekaterina Medvedeva
Having moved to Buenos Aires, every day I thought about what to write about, how to start my story about a new life. Like it or not, this is an event, even for me, which has replaced many different places of residence over the past few years. Exactly a year ago, I did not think that I could change my life so radically that I would need to learn Spanish in order to ... to live.
A year ago, I was going to marry another person. Or rather, she didn’t intend to, because she did not believe that this would happen, because everything was a lie. I had a job that exhausted my soul, although it brought good money. In general, everything was somehow muddy. And suddenly life made me an amazing gift: I met the man of my dreams. The most attentive, kind, loving, caring and responsible man in the world. I met him in Argentina in January, knowing that in April I would need to return to Russia. Already at home, in Moscow, I realized that true love cannot be betrayed. Almost half a year, while I was preparing to move, we lived separately, on opposite sides of the ocean. But there was not a single day when I felt lonely. Yes, life is a strange thing: it gave me real love and made me a choice. Because of love, I had to leave my home, leave friends and the opportunity to earn a lot of money. The most difficult thing for me was to say goodbye to my parents. This year after the move was one of the strangest, richest, difficult, brightest, most important in my life. You know, sometimes it’s very strange to realize that there, outside the window, Buenos Aires. Say the name out loud. You will understand me. There Buenos Aires ... and to Moscow 20 hours fly with transfers. Yes, I do not like much. I curse, sneer and psyche. But I am happy. I remember that less than two weeks after my move, and I really wanted to hug my parents. And for some reason I always wanted to sit in dandelions: you know, in spring, on a sunny meadow, when there are only green leaves without flowers ... But so far my life is concentrated in Buenos Aires, where dandelions do not grow. And there is no kefir and black bread. But now my house is here. Most importantly, my husband is nearby. And I understand how important this is. I am often at home in Moscow. Although my dad and mom and my beloved friends are always with me: in my heart, in my heart, they help me, and I can be something useful to them. No matter how it sounds, but it is very important. I also have a job - you can’t imagine any better! And this is also a very important component of my happiness. It’s ridiculous to recall now, but as a child I always wanted to work for an international company, speak foreign languages. Once I even dreamed of working abroad. Foreign companies were, spoke languages. Years passed. I stopped thinking about work in another country ... And then - ta dam! Friends, thoughts materialize. You all know about it yourself, but once again I confirm it. My main work now is a project that “speaks” 10 different languages in 17 countries of the world. Neither more nor less. My main partners and colleagues are Argentines and Uruguayans. In addition, I work with the British, Scots, Italians, Americans. Every day I speak three different languages. I often confuse them. Sometimes I write, speak and think at once in all the languages I know (I read somewhere that it’s not bad for brain training). This is what I’m for: first, think about what you dream about. Secondly, if you dream of working with foreigners or in another country, be prepared for serious trials. No matter how well you know the language or no matter how super adaptive they are, it will be difficult. And if you don’t know the language, there will be tears. Or the desire to wind fishing rods and go home. Faster. I already went through all this: through tears and through “fishing rods”. But still, every day I wake up happy, because there is a loved one nearby.
Blog address: tangostyle.livejournal. com
Off-line life: Ekaterina Medvedeva has been living in the capital of Argentina - Buenos Aires - for more than a year, she has been involved in journalism and PR.