Happy 14th July to all the French readers!

In celebration, I'm posting my most favorite Edith Piaf Song

Edith Piaf. Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

Non, Rien de rien                                           
No, nothing of nothing
Non, Je ne regrette rien
No, I regret nothing

Ni le bien qu'on m'a fait
Not the good things that have been done to me
Ni le mal tout ça m'est bien égal
Nor the bad things, it's all the same to me
Non, Rien de rien
No, nothing of nothing
Non, Je ne regrette rien
No, I regret nothing

C'est payé, balayé, oublié
It's paid for, swept away, forgotten
Je me fous du passé
I don't care about the past

Avec mes souvenirs
With my memories
J'ai allumé le feu
I lit the fire

Mes chagrins, mes plaisirs
My troubles, my pleasures
Je n'ai plus besoin d'eux
I don't need them anymore

Balayés les amours
Swept away my past loves
Avec leurs trémolos
With their tremors

Balayés pour toujours
Swept away for always
Je repars à zéro
I start again from zero

Car ma vie, car mes joies
(Because my life, my joys)
Aujourd'hui, ça commence avec toi

Today, it begins with you

Who I Am

Dear readers,

I have decided to add my thoughts in writing too, I hope this words will echo somewhere out there.

I am Colombian by birth, We lived in the capital, Bogota, in a nice house with three levels, a big garden and a Husky.  My family emigrated to Mallorca, a small Spanish Mediterranean Island. Through many years of my life, I felt ashamed of where I came from, I was only 8 years old when we moved, as  Colombia is always portrayed negatively because of drug cartels,  the civil war, and all the very sad things that go on, it was hard for me to accept where I came from, as I felt racism and discrimination around me.
I went to a Spanish school for two years, I was then sent to a new Christian English school that opened on the island, my education has been more English than Spanish. I found myself as a Colombian girl, living in Spain,  being educated in the English culture.

At home, my father wanted us to speak in perfect Colombian Spanish , (which by the way is the most beautiful form of Spanish, you can google this) but in the shop or with my friends, I had to learn my Spanish accent, making sure I pronounced my 'c' and my 'z'. And then at school we had the most marvelous English teacher, who very much taught us the Queen's English.

I am twenty-three now, and I can say that I am a Colombian, and I love that about me,  I love that I have written a small book about it. I love that I am a mixture of culture.

 I didn't quite know who I was, I was a mixture of things people around me wanted me to be. But I found God's love working in my life, and knowing that when I am with him, I don't have to be any of this things, because I am loved by Him, and that's who I am. I am perfect for Him.

I love Jesus, I love the way he turned culture around, and the way He accepted and loved women, you can see it though out Scripture, the Samaritan woman, the woman caught in adultery, and many more. Because Jesus is a feminist, I am a feminist too. Many Christians will struggle with this because, its not religious enough.

All these labels given to us , black, white, straight, gay, beautiful, ugly, murderer, prostitute. But for Him we are just perfect, all these labels fall off, as he call us to be His children.