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 this 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.