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My 15 identities

Cessys 15th Identities *grab your glass of wine

I am in a workshop with the awesome platform SKILLSHARE, and part of the workshop is to complete projects related to the topics we are learning with awesome marketers and influencer in their fields. The first one is identifying your True and unique style, for that, we were asked on challenge #1 to list 15 identities, If you want to know more about this class, I can give you a link with 2 months free to check it out.

below , my assignment.

For the 1st assignment I came up with about 5 of them that easily came to mind, when I got stuck, I did what everyone does, created a Facebook poll and asked my friends, so here they are all combined:

*WARNING* if you are the one that have a headache when you see typos or grammatical errors, kindly and lovingly move to the next project. I tend to make up words ūüôā¬†

1-  TIRELESS EXPLORER – of the world and my inner self.

2- FUN FLAIR EXPERT – never a dull moment

3- CONFIDENT – this was the biggest identity given in the FB poll. 

4- THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY MIND-  Resourceful 

5- GIVER – if I have I share, I know I will get double, no dummy here.

6- ENTHUSIASTIC- give me a new travel project and I am all in!

7- RADIANT – another FB voted identity- I guess always dress up, make up on and big smile make it happen.

8-OUTGOING- never fear to talk to strangers they are a source of inspiration.

9-LEADER – since 1st grade, teacher:  who wants to start…  ME ME ME !!!

10-DRIVEN -THE NEVER EVER EVER EVER GIVE UP GIRL  – like Will Smith video, “I am not afraid to die on a treadmill”

11-PASSIONISTA- I had so many passions that i should have 10 lives in many parts of the world 

12-STUBBORNIST – when you are young is great, you know because you know and  you are right and is all good, you get older and you are stubborn about where you left your glasses, or your phone, and you know because you know you left them in the table, but yet you have glasses in your head and phone in your hand. 

13-FRIENDLY -BFF is my religion I will put my friends over my husband, kidding -not, if you are my friend you start at the top BFF, then time will tell if you keep the rank, or downgrade to BF, F, I , (the I is the rank for people to Ignore)

14- PROCRASTINATOR- so, apparently there is a scientific explanation, see, I am not the more right brain or left brain gal, mine is equally R/L, so both fight all the time, and I can’t get anything done, ( excuses, excuses) I like more the: Perfectionists are usually procrastinators version. Therefore, Tara (Teacher) Can I be excused for my late Skillshare homework?) 

15-PERUVIAMERICANA- A blend of the best of both worlds, PERU & USA equally patriotic to defend and show proudly the flags.

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My Illegal earrings at Park Guell !

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This Story developed in  one the most magical places visited during  our F8 travel  journey . Park Guell , is located in Barcelona Spain, is a place where we spent a day enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the City , from above you can see the city, its charms and the Ocean .   The real treat is to walk within  the admirable work and  life of Antonio Gaudi , sublime architecture , ahead of his era,  his vision in architecture , and furniture design are spectacular , and the colors he utilized are outstanding !!

I urge you  to  discover this amazing artist, perhaps you already know about him,  his life , a man of faith and extreme humility. His most famous work is  La Sagrada  familia,  Basilica  , and  Parc Guell among many . I could spend hours talking about him, he fascinate me  , for his unique talent , and beautiful art , but moreover for the stories of true compassion and humility , told by the nuns who clean his house ,  his legacy to the world  has no comparison.

Having described the green and unique architectural scenery i will now tell my little story about buying earrings in the parc. As we were walking in the paths of Parc Guell , between the restaurant and the museum and shop  , the street vendors spread their clothes and items for sell . from Scarves  , ornaments, to lizard replicas and all ,

Buying from a street vendor is something that for many years has been very controversial and an insight fight within my values , It is in a gray area for me , in one hand you don’t want to support illegal business ¬†, perhaps ¬†tax evasion , Selling Cheaper without overhead cost, In the other hand, ¬†the tempting items with irresistible price !! ¬†it hurts to pay double or triple somewhere ¬†else.

I know everyone has to do what It¬†¬†feels good in your heart . In mine in this case, I gave in. ¬†so here i was immerse picking my 3 for 10 euros sets, My Pakistani ¬†vendor had all this earrings pinched in an umbrella , fascinated I was picking them ,¬†These were not just any earrings they are “the” earrings. Perhaps explaining why I wanted them so bad , you can understand me better. They looked like a pair my bff and colleague Izabella from Munich bought while we visit Incredible India. I always loved them , rounded ¬†golden earrings, very simple yet makes you feel life a million dollars . (Only women can understand this feeling ) .

These earrings were similar to hers , so I indulge and lost myself in time picking and looking round and around on his big umbrella , a few seconds before I finished picking the last pair , I hear : “excuse me , excuse me , I will be back and in a split of a second , he closed ¬†the umbrella¬†¬†And started running for his life , as well as all the street vendors , here I was empty handed , no magical Indian earrings standing in the middle of the road ¬†in and empty of vendors ¬†path , ¬†seconds later a motorcycle police patrol with bright lights looking and chasing the street vendors . ¬†When you observe the scene , I was paralyzed in shock not so much for being left without the earrings I long to have, but for the almost inhuman way the street vendors were chased , and ¬†run to hide in the upper bushes, hiding, while the motorized police are circling the path ¬†chasing to get them , and looking up for the prey, I couldn’t get over the scene, there I was speechless seeing the police swiveling, waiting for them, and the street vendors looking through the branches. I was so sad, in one hand, how frustrated for the police officers, I imagine they didn’t plan after a hard police training to end up in such an unflattering job to chase the street vendors all day, and then this guys, dozens of vendors, knowing is not allowed they just don’t ¬†bother, break the rules,have spotters, ¬†and do it because they know “we” would buy!!! Big dilemma!¬†I decided to tell the guy , better say send him signs, because he ¬†was up hiding in the hill, that i would buy only if he get outside the park.

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exit of parc guell, where i actually bought my earrings.

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Amazing Gaudi’s work

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Only then, i got my earrings with bittersweet feelings, sort of embarrassed, not too proud of supporting the illegal vendors, but thinking that is their ” modus vivendus ” but also know everytime I wear them, i will think of a beautiful park that hold the most amazing architecture, history and many many secrets.

Cessy Meacham

what do you think of my story? how do you feel about street vendors?  your thoughts and comments are  appreciated!

 

 

 

 

 

Sandboarding in Peru

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Dunas de Conache – Trujillo Peru

Dunas de Conache – Trujillo Peru

This place is a recreational complex in the department of La Libertad , close to Trujillo, the facilities offer great fun for a very few dollars, entrance is about $0.25cts but you pay a few dollars other  activities you want,  zip line, boats in the lake, shooting, some trekking, etc,

This is a video of my pathetic attempt to stand up, on the board, i must say this has been my second time after trying in Ica -in the Oasis of Huacachina, where i did sand board ¬†seating down and belly down , this was the ¬†very first time I actually tried to stand up, my nephew and kids love ¬†it and being one the few ¬†“sport” that the whole family can participate, I ¬†decided to join them any time we can .This dunes were harder because no vehicle was involved to take you to the top of the Dunes , therefore you have to sweat and climb all the way, ¬†all that work and ¬†in ¬†less that 1 minute you ¬†ride down, is¬†better to do it early in the day so the heat doesn’t get you too hard.

You can  tell I had fun but most importantly , I LOVED ,listening to my children laughing  so hard at me,  and with me!!

Would you try ???  What sport or activity you practice with the entire family?

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