Nearly three years ago, I decided to pack my bags and leave my country for a while. The main goal was to study abroad and then, make my great comeback to the warm and welcoming arms of friends and family. However, living abroad has shown me how fragile our strongest goals are — and IContinue reading “What does living abroad means to a 30+”
Getting away from your old – and well known – context to find yourself: why is an exchange study program so unique?
I like to think that the best players are the ones who know the rules enough to break them when an opportunity for major accomplishments hits the situation they’re in.For context purposes, I am going to start this article with one of the things I do not advise when talking about the Public Relations language.Continue reading “Why Public Relations?”
In 2018, Brazil experienced a peculiar situation regarding its inhabitants. With a negative migratory flow, it was possible to verify that the number of Brazilians who left their homeland definitively to venture abroad was greater than the number of “gringos” who entered our private paradise. More than 250 thousand Brazilians left for more than aContinue reading “The journey is the purpose”
Written in 2012 – edited and republished in 2020, with a warm heart for remembering such a remarkable moment in my life. This moment comes for everybody. It doesn’t matter if you have a similar experience as the one I had or not, it’s actually a matter of perspectives. I wrote this at some pointContinue reading “Today and tomorrow”
I have to admit that being locked inside for most of 2020 did not bother me at all. I mean, I recall one day or another that I’d be a little more annoyed about this situation (plus, the biological crisis, economical panic, and all of those side effects), but overall, I feel fine. As weContinue reading “Why being alone is good for you”
As you have probably noticed already, I am a very communicative person. I have no trouble sharing my thoughts on almost anything, and I actually like to do so. Building dialogues is something I always loved to do because I truly believe it’s the best way to bond with people you share your days with.Continue reading “When the words go blank”
Due to COVID-19, this is my second Christmas away from my closest family. Last year, I got to spend the holiday with my Portuguese family – and it was amazing. They welcomed me with open arms and I was very happy to be born into such a loving family. This year, however, I am notContinue reading “Christmas in 2020 – Does anybody have a survival guide?”
Although I have not yet left Lisbon to keep with my journey all over the world, I can say that I know both sides of the common immigrant. I had quite an experience by a year of studying hard to make it as an A student at my university and I think I can sayContinue reading “Studying vs. Working: living abroad in different perspectives”
As we are approaching January 1st, we begin that old tradition of making promises to ourselves for the next 12 months ahead. Most of them, regardless of the difficulty level, get frustrated even before the end of the first month of the year. Quit smoking, eating healthier, exercising every day, cut off the gossip, saveContinue reading “A New Year’s Resolution – 2021”
There is a very funny story that turned my world upside down in only one week in 2020. I have no idea how I managed to keep myself so calm (I didn’t, but one year later I can finally come clean about how I was freaking out inside) because, back then, there was no wayContinue reading “The week I almost gave it all up”
As you might have noticed (or not😛), yesterday I didn’t post anything. At first, I felt bad for breaking a cycle I am really committed to keeping, but then it occurred to me that I also need to get myself a break. Not that I have been overbusy with this site, which I love veryContinue reading “Break out, but don’t break you down: why you shouldn’t push yourself too hard”
It’s easy to see how overwhelmed we have been feeling for quite a while. I feel like we have rediscovered our teenage year’s narrative when we talk about the past months: everything is just so unfair. As much tired as we might be of talking about the pandemic that took our 2020 hopes and dreamsContinue reading “The concept that will blow up your mind”
Hi, I’m Flávia. I’m a publicist (and a writer!) living abroad and writing about the whole experience with communication, traveling and self-growth. Whenever something inspires me, all I want to do is tell the world all about it!
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