First things first, I need to thank everyone that made it possible for me to graduate (and graduate Summa Cum Laude!!) from an amazing school in New York. If someone had told me I would be taking the picture above when I was younger, I would have not believed it.
I owe this most of all to my family, who have made the impossible to support me in every step of the journey. Also, the foundation Joan Riera Gubau back home, who awarded me with the scholarship that made this dream a reality. I wouldn't have had the financial position to afford studying in the USA in a million years if it wasn't for their amazing mission. Also I owe it to all the teachers I had when I was in high school, who motivated and inspired me to pursue something that wasn't really expected for kids like myself. And finally, thanks to Berkeley for the amazing experience and all the support, from my colleagues to friends, professors and advisors!
So, what now? This closes an important chapter in my life, a very good one I have to say. Maybe it's more than a chapter, maybe I'm starting a new book. Yes, that's it. This is a new book.
I'm very happy and excited to say that I got a full-time job in the city, and things are going well. It seems like I'm not done with New York after all, if anything, this feels like a good start.
This past weeks I've gone through a lot. Transitioning from college to full-time job, I traveled to LA, I moved out of Manhattan (I'm your new neighbor, Astoria!) and I also had my family come from Spain for the first time, which was an amazing experience for the four of us!
Let me talk about the blog as well. Working as a blogger for Berkeley has been a lot of fun. I really loved doing it and I got to meet a lot of great people this way. I want to thank all the readers as well! It's been great to share my experience, and thanks for all the e-mails I received in these almost 4 years!
Even though I am starting my new "book" in the city, I still have and I'm sure I will have, a lot of things to share about New York, and about the experience of being an outsider. If you liked this blog, stay tuned for what's to come! I'll be back soon with a new platform and more content about New York.
Thank you for reading and see you soon!