July 10, 2013
During the upcoming month of vacations, I wanted to enjoy whatever I did and build up experience from every different situation I face and how I approach it. At first, my plans were to follow my passions completely. First going to a soccer camp at Duke followed by two weeks with my family at the north beaches in Peru. Because of my injury, which I still do not recover after two months (need 1 more) of therapy, rest and even some injections I won't be able to attend to the soccer camp. Now, I will send the entire month relaxing at the beach with my friends and family. Even though every time I come to Punta Sal I have a rigorous workout routine, this time I will dedicate to enjoy the day and recover from my injury. As always, I am willing to learn new things and to develop as a human being.
July 10, 2013
After undergoing such a unique experience while trying to meet famous soccer player which came to lima for a charity match, I've decided to write an entry of what I lives this couple of days. It all started with a simple question, where could I meet the players. Immediately, I thought that during some moment they needed to go into their hotel. Then, I started to wonder what hotel they would stay at. With the doubts, I reserved a table for linch and one for tea time in the three most luxurious hotels in lima. By knowing that the match was on Tuesday night, I knew the players were going to arrive sometime during Monday, except those who arrived early on tuesday because they just played the Confed Cup Final on Sunday. At this point, I wqited for the news update to know where would the players stay. On monday morning, I heard that they were going to stay at the Swisshotel, one of the three hotels I had reserved a table for lunch. Before midday, we left our house and we arrived to the hotel. Since the first moment, i had some great feelings and I was really proud about myself. Many peeople remained outside the hotel but I did manage to go in because of my booking. Even though many workers didn't want me inside the lobby because they knew my objectives, I managed to remain all day long by consuming slowly cups of tea. Little by little I started to meet many world class players, but we still waited for Messi and Neymar. When Neymar arrived it wasn't possible to hreet hom because of all if the giards and media that followed him. Then, surprisingly, by a last moment decision, Messi went to another hotel. We moved to this hotel and they told us Messi was already inside, but that he needed to go out. So we waited at the main door with about 100 more people and media.
After about 30min, we see the manager of the hotel go quickly heading to the backdoor of the hotel, where with only about 10 more guys, we saw him come out. Again, he went out in a car and didn't even stop to greet the people, but I managed to have him about 50cm away from me. The following day was really similar, I managed to meet more legends, and
I summed up everything by going to the stadium. I would say that I am really proud, I experienced something that days ago seemed almost impossible, and certainly it is something that I will always remember. From this, I learned that everything is reachable, but it is really important to be prepared for every possible situation, even the most unexpected, in order to succeed.
July 2, 2013
Our school year has finally come to an end. Even though I didn't manage to achieve my wanted 6.0 GPA (5.8), I do remark many things and I do not regret this academic year. Mostly, I can clearly note that I've matured a lot. Now, as a student I am different, I have a new learning mentality, I approach, analyze and solve problems differently, and I always want to learn something. After writing so many "useless" essays in Ms. Raez's spanish class, I now note that I feel much more comfortable when speaking to an audience and I that I've learned how to palaver successfully and repeatedly. Now, after being introduced to the Innovation Academy, for next year my plans aren't to achieve an specific GPA, I now look forward to being an active learner, to gain experience and come up with creative and efficient solutions for real life problems, to mature as a person and to be a more intuitive human being.
June 29, 2013