All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts (…)
– WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – As you like it, Act II, Scene VII
I’ve been addicted to stories my entire life. I’ve read them in books, watched them on the big screen, or listened to them in the tales of the people I met while traveling around the world. Sometimes I’ve tried to capture them with a camera, other times I tried to draw them from the memories they left in my soul. One day, I started writing them. One of the best pieces I’ve ever written was for my mother and I read it at her funeral. After reading it, a tearful audience was clapping their hands before my eyes. After that event, my best friend told me: “You should share your stories with the world” so I kept writing, and since then never stopped.
I’ve always believed that life is like being on the stage of a film. In this memoir, you’ll read episodes of my personal story. They blend comedy, tragedy, fears, hopes, dreams, and profound lessons I have learned. along my path. They’re animated with unique characters and painted with the incredible shades of colors human beings are made of.
This memoir aims not to offend but to share my unique journey. Words mean different things to different people and what has shaped me might not resonate with you so I invite you to read these pages with an open heart and awareness.
I hope my stories will inspire you to live passionately, love beyond measure, and be crazy enough to follow your dreams, because that to me, is the only door to happiness.