The hungry caterpillar

The morning I joined SCA still seems unreal to me. I keep asking myself if these days have happened.

I logged in and waved hello to students from everywhere. A few hours later, I met advertisers, designers, a brilliant poet, a photographer, and one of The Week’s Junior creators!

These days, I’ve also been trying to write songs, listening to very sticky songs, watching the most brilliant short films, reading my children’s joke books for research, interviewing people, learning UK idioms, creating my first gif, and writing my gratitudes.

On Friday night, I was at home, exhilaratingly brainstorming ideas for a video. My heart was beating fast, the cascade of ideas flowing in my mind. Suddenly, I felt overwhelmed, too happy and sad at the same time. I cried, calmed down, and was ready to work again. 

To sum up, last week, I felt like a caterpillar transforming. 

I had a similar feeling when I joined my work five years ago. I identify these as moments of profound transformation because how I see the world changes after them. As a result, I feel that I have become a different, hopefully, better person. 

Looking at myself 20, 10, 5, or even one year ago, I wasn’t ready for SCA as I am now. It was all these experiences and learnings that brought me here:

  • 20 years ago, I graduated as a graphic designer with technical skills but no clue about myself. 
  • 15 years ago, I accepted that I hated working as a designer, so I quit to become a flight attendant. 
  • 13 years ago, my husband and I started our parenting adventure. 
  • 10 years ago, my second daughter was born. In one of the most bittersweet moments of my life, I quit my flight attendant job to move to Chile. 
  • 5 years ago, my third son was born. A few months later, I started to work and love being a designer again. The caterpillar in me was born.
  • 3 years ago, my family and I moved to Madrid. Our team of five was ready for any adventure.
  • 1 year ago, I started a new part-time role in my work. My work has become that place where I feel like an ever-evolving-happy caterpillar. 
  • 2 months ago, I was on holiday.  My family had gone to the beach that morning. I joined the selection day call and met Caroline and Ian. I spent the day writing and creating. As soon as I ended the meeting, I ran to meet them at the beach and told them about the marvelous thing that had happened to me and jumped into the water with the most fantastic sensation of freedom.
  • 2 weeks ago. This blog is all about that. 

Now tell me, what can be better than being a part of something so beautiful at the perfect time?


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