Some Random Musings

January 6, 2014

Happy 2014 from Buenos Aires, Argentina!  I have been in my second home for ten days now and while I have barely survived the intense heat, I have had one beautiful adventure after another and I look forward to sharing all of the details about them here soon.  On another note, although we are only one week into the new year, some pretty exciting things have been happening; I landed my first cover photo on Today’s Charlotte Woman magazine, I was interviewed and photographed for a feature spread in Four Magazine, I announced that I am the new Ambassador for Chic Retreats, and I discovered that an article I wrote about my guided vacation to England and Scotland with Trafalgar is being published in Real Simple magazine.  Please excuse my absence for the rest of the week, as I intend to spend every single remaining second with my friends and family before returning home.  Next week, I will begin posting about my extraordinary trip to Germany with AirBerlin.

I want to leave you with a valuable lesson I learned last night.  At midnight my husband and I were eating dinner (yes, that is the time that Porteños eat) with our younger brothers.  As I was about to take a sip of champagne, he grabbed my hand and said, “Mira mi amor!” Right in front of us fireworks began going off for no reason.  I quickly grabbed my camera and watched the dazzling show for ten minutes behind my lens.

You see, we were supposed to see the fireworks on New Year’s Eve, however due to an unexpected last minute change of plans, I sadly did not get to see them.  I spent most of my favorite day of the year really, really upset.  I wasted so much time and energy, when I should have just trusted that in the end everything would work out — not only work out, but work out in an even better way.  Thus, this is my New Year’s resolution: fight hard for the things that I can change and let go of the things that I cannot change.  Asi es la vida!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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32 thoughts on “Some Random Musings

  1. Karla

    Congratulations, muchas felicidades hermosa! You deserve this and more, so much more!

    2014 is definitely going to be an awesome one and those unexpected fireworks you saw were a sign of what’s coming ahead.

    Keep up the great work bella!

    Lots of love always, Karlita 🙂

  2. Krista

    I love your attitude toward this new year, Andi, with all its lovely bits and not so lovely bits. XO I’m so happy for all the good and inspiring things happening for you. 🙂

    1. Andi Perullo de Ledesma Post author

      It sucks so bad when things don’t go our way, but I think I *finally* get that that’s the way it’s meant to be sometimes. I’m such a Type A personality that I feel like I can control EVERYTHING. My hubby has really helped chill me out. Have an awesome 2014 chica!!!

  3. Laura

    Great things are happening for you and it’s great to see! Sorry you didn’t handle things so well on NYE but at least you’ve got a great attitude in hindsight!

  4. Vanessa Bright

    Andi, you’re awesome times infinity!!! Congratulations on all the magazine publicity — you totally deserve that and more!! I can totally see you in major magazines a couple of years down the line — or even a magazine titled “My Beautiful Adventures” — why not??? You rock, woman — I feel so lucky to know you. <3

  5. Michelle

    Congratulations on such a wonderful start to the new year. Enjpoy the resy of your time in your second home. I do know it’s HOT there now. Take care!

  6. Alex

    I’m sorry you had a rough NYE. It is a day with so many expectations, it can so easily go wrong! I had a great on this year but a rough one the year before. I hope that doesn’t mean I’m in for another tough one next time! Ha.


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