It all started on an island in Croatia. It’s where I was made. And since then I can’t live without the sea. I realized that when I first came to this magical city called Barcelona. And so I stayed. I have decided to create a new life for myself. But where to start? I went back to the times when I was twelve. One day I was walking home from school and there he was. An older man in a dark blue coat reading The Little Prince. I had never heard of this book before so I was curious. I came closer to him and he greeted me. Even though he was a stranger and I was just an innocent girl I found nothing creepy about him. On the contrary he inspired confidence.
He read some lines from the book and I liked it. I told him I had no grandpa to read to me at night. He said that was not right. All children should go to bed with a story. So we met some more times in the park and he would always read to me. Read to me in English. My favorite language. Then he would pick me up at school and bring me candies and flowers. He raised me to become a lady. He was the first man I have ever brought home. He died peacefully. But his beauty lives on inside me.
So I decided to follow my dreams and study the English language. I even started teaching it. It brought me so much joy. Some of the happiest moments of my life I have lived with my students. Extraordinary people with so much inner strength and positive attitude. It is impossible not to grow with them on all levels. And with so much optimism.
Now I have started following my other dream to become a writer. I have always written. Since I was a little girl I was fascinated by letters and different alphabets. I was fascinated by books. I just couldn’t put them down. I would be the first at the library in the morning and the last one to leave. I became a bookworm. My favorite books were those which spoke about philosophy and fairytales. From all over the world writers shared their fantasies with me. My favorite has always been Hans Christian Andersen. I have read all of his fairytales so many times. And every time I do I discover something new. Also about myself. I discover myself every time I write an article. I hope you will enjoy this journey with me.