If you are like me and need to travel a lot for work, it can greatly effect your lifestyle. For me especially, my mood is greatly affected by my self image. Traveling is all about comfort. If you are stressed about other things or unhappy with your own self image, your experience could turn out quite miserably. I often found while traveling (until recently) that I was constantly stressed and unhappy.
This prompted me to do some self-searching to figure out the root of my unhappiness. I started noticing it in the mirror of the many airport restrooms that travelers such as myself frequent. It was my self image. I was unhappy with how my body looked in the mirror. It was subconsciously affecting my entire mood.
It was when I came to this realization that I knew a change had to be made. I contacted a close friend of mine in Illinois. Coach Kimmy in Chicago, IL was a close friend of mine and a great personal trainer. She works with all sorts of people, ranging from kids bootcamps, to adult personal training, for people like myself.
After 2 workouts with her, I was already feeling better. After 4 I could start to see a difference. She was very humble throughout the entire experience and said that my progress was a reflection of my desire to achieve rather than her expertise. I tend to think otherwise!
Anyways, this was my experience with bettering myself as well as my traveling experience.
If you are interested in learning more about my friend Kimmy, you can visit her site at www.coachkimmy.com
The climate in Naples, Florida is very similar to that of Colombia. Warm, humid air sits heavy during the day with occasional rain-showers. While on a trip to view a house for sale in Island Walk (www.islandwalk.com), one of the communities in Naples, Florida, I started noticing similarities that the two climates have. Although Colombia is far more mountainous than Florida, the weather is almost identical. The same types of wildlife are found in both Naples and Colombia. The activities that the locals take part in are also similar to that of the natives in Colombia. High on the list, due to the large Latin influence is Soccer (Futbol).
The food is what you would expect in any American city however. There are lots of fast food restaurants such as MCdonald’s and Burger King, along with your generic eccentric food restaurants such as Olive Garden or Chipotle.
Overall the experience was great. I am definitely looking forward to owning a house in the town as the beaches and weather are beautiful. Until the closing date, I am back to Medellin!
A year ago it was an idea, and with joy and pride we can say that is starting to be a reality. I want to give you a warm and hearty welcome to the Regional Meeting of Student Branches Colombia 2013, a huge challenge, I’m sure, will show the best that the region 9. ‘s hard to describe all the feelings, all the expectations and all the illusions each of us face this event and occupies most of our mind and our heart. Only I can tell you that all the organizer and volunteer team have their soul put into this event for each of you to live an unforgettable experience. For me as president of the RRR this year would be an honor to have the presence of all volunteers in the region who feel that the IEEE has really marked their lives and having in their life plan to do bigger and valuable organization that has taught us so much and has given us so many opportunities to become better professionals and better people. This challenge of performing a given RRR in Colombia thanks to the willingness and enthusiasm of all branches of the Colombia student section and Region 9 confidence placed in us. We will strive to meet your expectations I want to express my sincere thanks to the directives of the Region 9 for trusting us, directives section Colombia by the challenge and all student members of the host country because that will be the RRR I this a success. Hopefully we can meet in September so that together we give life to a RRR which is intended to be remembered forever.
A warm hug,
Juan Esteban Vélez Tamayo
President RRR Colombia 2013