Sunday, May 20, 2012

Manual for dummies who think that I can't

On the 14th of April of 1984 my mum got to me meet me, the girl that was the prettiest girl on the planet according to her eyes. Some said to her "she won't walk", some others said "she will never be happy". But instead my mum said "she is going to dance when she is 15". And my mother - as always - was right.
Since that day I always heard "she wont". But I like to contradict people, so I always did.

Now I've travelled the world, lived in 5 countries, studied arts, have a masters Degree, have dated the most good looking guys and some of the ugliest ;) . I have also swam in two oceans and one sea a few rivers and some lakes, walked incredible beaches during the most amazing sunsets, danced till dawn and  years ago I found the love of my life, my husband, my life companion.

 How did I do it?
I'm not afraid. I'm not afraid of what people will say, I'm not afraid to try over and over until I get it. I do things my way. Yes, I walk funny and I call my funny walk a swing. A swing that help me to be the girl I am. Secure. Persistent. Daring.  Who just walks through the world with a smile in her face knowing that anything is possible.


  1. I´ve been a witness along this story, of this crazy girl called Melissa, who has so much fortress, perseverance and overwhelming attitud... and those characteristics make me forgot her condition, because she is capable to do whatever she propose to, much more than anyone else. I love you Meli. You teach me everyday that "impossible" doesn´t exist. I feel so previleged to be part of your life.

  2. Meli, I'm so proud of you!! We've grown up together since we were little kids and i'm constantly amazed at what a brave person you are. You have taught me so many things and I truly admire you. You really are not scared of anything and always bring such joy to everyone around you. I've had some of the best times of my life with you and I know nothing can stop you.
    You are awesome. Love you Meli!


  3. Me too, I have also known this person for almost 17 years now, and I really hadn't even noticed she had something as AMC until i read this... :-/

    Loads of love for you, babe, and let's have dance soon! ;-)


    PS: love the pics, you and your mother look as beautiful as always!

  4. I want my daughter to grow up JUST LIKE YOU! (I have a feeling she is on her way). Thank you for this blog. I think the biggest fear I have had is the "Will She Be Happy With Herself" fear. I don't fear this so much anymore, as she gets older, and proves me wrong every day. Also, reading stories like yours is so great. Thank you!

    1. Dear Angela,

      It makes me really happy when I get comments like yours, Thank you for reading me, it inspires me to keep writing.
      Once more thank you for your kind words!