Believe it or not, I am happy in my village. When I say where I live, the size and the inhabitants of my village, the same question always comes up: But don’t you get bored? To which I always answer, with my head held high, that no, I don’t have time to be bored. All my days start the same way. When I wake up, I have a quick breakfast and the bus is waiting for me at the door ready to take us to school in a bigger town 25 minutes away from my house, a trip I have been making since I was 3 years old. When school is over and I get home, I study and do my homework, and then I do whatever hobbies I enjoy most like sewing, painting, writing, listening to music, reading… but I never miss the walk around town. Here everyone knows me and stops me when we pass each other, being the only girl who lives all year round; although older people get confused and call me by my mother’s name, but I’m more than used to it.
Living in a village doesn’t mean that I haven’t traveled or that I don’t know about trends and things in the cities, in fact I love to travel and I go to the city very often, as well as to the bigger villages around.
It is an honor to be able to write my own story and send the message that we children who live in the villages are also happy.
* Text written by Luna (Montejo de Tiermes, 2010)