Hello, my name is Paula and I would very much enjoy telling you who I am because I love talking about interesting things ;).
Let’s start from the beginning, I’m the youngest one in my family, being my youngest sister 14 years older than me, I’ve always been around adults. I could relate better to them than to kids my age, which would have been amazing if I wouldn’t have had selective mutism towards adults. So having no one to talk to other than my closest family members, my biggest entertainments were TV and my own head. I spent the days daydreaming, drawing, trying to eat dirt, and watching Barbie and the Diamond Castle over and over.
Let’s move forward to the most difficult part of my life, the part where I decide what to study. I had been avoiding this decision my whole existence, telling myself there is still time to decide, but there was not anymore. It’s not that I didn’t like any career, in fact, all of them looked interesting and worthy of study, but only being able to choose ONE, for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. I couldn’t imagine a scarier thought. So I reviewed all of my «when I grow up I wanna be…» phases, but turns out I’ve wanted to be everything, the only constant thing was that I wanted to be disgustingly rich and famous and to travel the world. So here I am: broke, irrelevant, and stuck in Spain.
I don’t know why but I ended up deciding to study architecture, and the truth is that I don’t wake up in the morning feeling blessed to have made this choice, and knowing that I would drop all of this for an opportunity to be rich, this is being one of the best moments of my life so far and I am learning to fall in love with architecture. I don’t know if this is going to be what I dedicate MY WHOLE LIFE to, but if I could go back in time to the moment I decided to study architecture, I would choose it again.
If I had to choose a quote to live by, it would be:
«nobody can’t tell you that what you are doing is wrong if they don’t know what you are doing»
this is a quote that I heard from Samantha Hudson, a Spanish drag queen after she heard it from someone else that she doesn’t remember.