About me

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I’m Shirley Gomes, from Brazil — a runner, blogger and forever learner.

My first blog was launched in March 2014, and is entitled “Dicas de Viagens Baratas”. It talks about tips regarding cheap travels.

It’s been a long time since I first had the idea of writing a blog to share my thoughts. I know that some tips can help others around me.

As I’m an English learner, I thought: “why not writing my personal blog in English?” This way I kill two birds with one stone:  learn English and help people!

When I was young, I didn’t like English. In fact, I can say that I hated English. I couldn’t understand why, but that is the truth. However, maturity came and I needed English for my Master’s degree admission.

Actually, I wasn’t admitted to that Master’s degree, but on the other hand, I fell in love with the English.

In the beginning, I intended just understanding texts, getting enough skills for my test.  Then I wanted more, understanding videos on Youtube, TEDTalks, TV series, podcasts, and so on… After that, I started, little by little, speaking in English. Now I’m here to practice my writing skills and boost my English!

This beautiful English journey started on July 30, 2015. I’ve studied by myself, and since August 2017, I’ve been attending classes in a traditional English course.

So… if you are also a learner and a lover join me on this journey!