Past and present

Right after starting this blog, I had a crazy week of teaching. I actually enjoy teaching. It is one of these things that you never consider but, when you are somehow forced to do it, you change your opinion. I was teaching Banking. With slightly different names, but the two courses were about banking. Now, if you have known me for a long period, you may realise the ‘accident’ that this implies. My father has worked in banking his whole life, and my mother has been a teacher, surprise, her whole life. And I ended up teaching banking. It is amazing how the past can influence you. How, what you saw at home, the conversations you had with your parents, with other relatives, or even close friends, can shape your tastes and future decisions. The best thing is that you do not even realise it. You just, as Steve Jobs said once, connect the dots.

But right now I am in Frankfurt, working in a project at the Bundesbank. Have you ever been to Frankfurt? It is a weird city, it is like it has no soul, or at least I cannot see it. That is not a bad thing, I just mean that I am not used to it. Yet. On the other hand, I am enjoying the stay at the Bundesbank. Lots of work, but that is a good thing. I must admit a felt a bit overwhelmed at the beginning, having to work a lot and with almost no time to find a shared flat. But my wife has helped me with it, as always. And if I think about it, I have many friends around the world, that are not afraid of starting new adventures in different countries. Frankfurt is so close compared to Canada, US, or Venezuela. What do my friends have to do with this? Let me put it like this: I cannot lose to them.

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2 Responses to Past and present

  1. Great post Fran, thanks for sharing your thoughts!! I’m happy, proud and honored to be one of these friends you mention 😉

  2. Jekagigi says:

    You can not and you will Not! You are such a good person and friend to waste the opportunity and let you go.
    Thanks for mention me, I will always be there for you!

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