About Me


Do you also find it had to write a page about yourself? I think I should treat it like a band-aid and just do it!

My name is Camila Aimbire and I’m from the south of Brazil – but living in California. I’m in my 30s and, in an unusual way, retired. I’m married and I have two cats – no kids for now. I’m a believer in Jesus Christ. I’m a novice bread maker and yoga practitioner. I watch too much TV. I collect coffee mugs and succulents.

Is this enough? I think you want to know how I got to where I am today, right?

My life changed dramatically when I got married. I decided to follow my boyfriend – who I’m married today – and support him during graduate school. This meant retiring at 29 and moving to the United States without being able to work. Being still young and feeling useless is neither fun nor easy. About a year and a half ago I started thisΒ blog, which is an excuse for me to find stuff to do and feel productive. In the beginning, blogging to keep my mind busy made sense, but recently I’ve been thinking that I don’t want to be just busy because I have too much free time in my hands. That’s not really where I am anymore. So I’m reinventing my blog because I’ve changed completely my how I’m living my life.

Life isn’t pretty as what the movies and optimists make it be. Life is hard and complicated and full of tough choices. And that’s OK. Not even the Bible says that life would be easy. But Life can be simple/uncomplicated if you make it that way. I wake up every day and choose to make the best out of what I have and not complain about what I don’t have. I’m not saying that it’s easy. But I do believe that I have the tools to make the most of out my early retirement.

So I’ve decided to not only share the things I do that keep me busy, I’m here to share how I make this complicated and unusual life simple and (for the most part) happy.

Here you’ll read everything from travel and cooking to movies and TV shows. But also I’m going to share my life experiences as someone who doesn’t have it easy but lives the most out of it. Hope you enjoy it.

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36 thoughts on “About Me

    1. I still haven’t come up with the courage to start the 365 project. I am strongly considering the Project 52, I don’t know if you heard about that one. But thanks for the encouragement! I try very hard to find stuff to do πŸ˜‰.

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  1. Hi Camila! Thanks for popping into my blog…..Brought me here…..I’m also fairly new…seems not as new as you are….Be interesting to be in touch…your being from Brazil. I think I’ll ‘Follow’. πŸ™‚

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      1. Well, there’s a beautiful simplicity to the name, so looks like it was worth it to take your time! And I understand what you mean, it took me ages just to come up with ‘Pen and Paper’ πŸ˜›

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  2. Welcome to the United States! I think you have found the right forum in keeping yourself busy. Do you like to write flash fiction stories? I host a flash fiction challenge where each week I will send out a photo prompt and all the participants write a fiction (or non fiction) story based on the photo. It’s a lot of fun. If you are interested, let me know and I will give you the link to the blog. (Only one weekly challenge post is sent out from this blog, no other posts). Anyway, it’s fun and addicting and a good way to pass some time.

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      1. https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com

        I just sent out the challenge for this week about an hour ago. The story for this challenge needs to be submitted by the time that is indicated on InLinkz. We write our stories on our blogs and publish them, then link up our stories to InLinkz (I have instructions, just send me an email at pricelessjoy@icloud.com and I will send them to you.) It is easy to link up the stories. I promise, I am NOT a spammer or anything like that, just a blogger with a blog, like you. I hope you give it a try. It’s lots of fun and you meet a lot of new people and make friends.

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  3. Ola! Falo pouquito Portugues, mais nao muito. There, I did it. πŸ™‚ I found your great blog today when looking for fun blogs to follow. Great to see you are from Brasil. I have visited twice and still consider the fabulous folks I stayed with to be family. I visited in ’76 and again, 30 years later in ’06. The name of the blog is great. πŸ™‚

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      1. Thanks, Camila. I stayed in a small town called Capivari, estado do Sao Paulo. It had more than doubled in size by my return visit. I simply love the area and those whom I call family. Fabulous people. ❀

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      2. I have never heard about Capivari before! Learning new stuff. I’m from Florianopolis/SC, Don’t know if you had the change to go there. But half of my family lives near Campinas/SP, so o estado de Sao Paulo lives close to my heart. πŸ˜‰

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      3. No, I did not visit Florianopolis. The next biggest city to Capivari is Campinas, which I visited many times. I believe that Capivari doubled in size in the 30 years I was gone. But, I did recognize much of it. Now it’s been 10 years since I was there. 😦

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      4. Yes, although I can’t recall where at the moment. It was many years ago. I was 17 when I first visited Brazil and Guarana was one of my favorite drinks. So many great memories of both visits. πŸ™‚ Are there good restaurants in Sacto with good Brazilian food?

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      5. Even though Sac is a foodie city, I haven’t heard of any Brazilian food place. My husband and I are constantly trying to figure out how to do recipes from back home here in the states.


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