Nahuel arrived to this world
"There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
Becoming a mom is the most difficult and rewarding experiences of this life. Before being a mom you look at the world thinking mainly about yourself and the people you love but once you become a mom you look at the world first as a mom and then as a human being.
And the winner is.... Italy!
"In youth we learn; in age we understand."
When I was in college in the USA I had a fantastic advisor from the Athletics Department, Dr. D.R. Butler. He was one of those special people who really understand youth and have always the answers they are looking for.
Is still volleyball...
"Truth is something you stumble into when you’re going somewhere else."
I am one of those people who truly believe you can’t pass on the opportunities life gives you.
This time I was given the chance to do something
"Go over, go under, go around, or go through. But never give up."
Sometimes we need a change. We need to prove to ourselves we’ve tried everything to reach our dreams. I was in the search for where and what to do and the situation in Italy wasn’t what I really wanted. Once again, when a new adventure presented itself, I took it.
Playing "pro", really?
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
We all have childhood dreams we would like to become real, some are possible, some are not but when you are close to realize one of them, oh boy, you HAVE to try!
My chance at becoming a Serie A Italian volleyball player came after years of volleyball around the world, sacrifices of all kind, and a lot of perseverance.
"Those who never struggled with difficulty can never know the full joy of success"
Meyer & Slechta
After a season in Spain it came the time for me to try something different, something new, and so I decided to go back to Argentina and put my engineering degree to work. I taught English for a few months while I started my job search around the main "tech" companies with offices in Buenos Aires. It was an exciting time for an engineer in BA!
Searching for a career
"When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other opportunity"
John F. Kennedy
When I was done with college I had to make the big decision of whether to start working, continue studying or give professional volleyball a shot. This time volleyball became a priority and on September 4th 2006 I left for Lleida, a city in Catalonia, Spain, to play "professional" volleyball.
"You can't teach what you don't know. And you can't lead where you don't go."
After a long search, I found the United States of America to be the place where it could all happen. The first time I tried to reach out to college coaches I had to tape my games and practices and go to a specialised center to cut and paste the pieces to create my highlights video.
A carioca experience
"And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more."
I turned 17 when I moved to Macaé, a small town by the ocean in the state of Rio de Janeiro in the beautiful Brazil. In Macaé I played for the U17 and U19 volleyball teams of Macaé Sports, the local volleyball club (see 3 months in Brazil).
Growing up in Argentina
"The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction are we moving.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I was born in Buenos Aires on January 1st 1982. It was hot, very hot, as it is every single summer in the capital of Argentina. Yes! All countries below the Ecuador have inverted seasons and so in January it is the middle of the summer!