I’m Paula López Herrera

Conference interpreter, translator, language lover and with a zest for helping others

31st December 2019

We all know that we aren’t immortal, yet we live as if we were, waiting for things to happen and clinging to “put off until tomorrow what you can’t do today”. We forget that clocks don’t stop and time doesn’t stand still.

However, sometimes life hit us, opens our eyes and reminds us that we only have TODAY, just that happened to me two years ago, two years after the accident that almost killed me (story of what happened to me from my father’s point of view, who was also the doctor who treated me).

At that moment, life taught me not to worry about the future because in just an instant, in a second, now, you can lose everything you took for granted, even your life. It also taught me to value much more the “now“, the tiny moments, the company of family and friends, to laugh more, be more grateful, argue and judge less, dance, sing, and laugh more.

What is life?

We won’t be here forever, and that’s exactly what makes life so magical. We forget that life is just a fleeting moment, which is why we have to enjoy every day, live it as if it were our last, and squeeze every second out of it.

Life might be painful and stressful at times, but sometimes it can also be surprising and wonderful. Never wait for the perfect moment to do things because there is no such thing; there is no perfect moment.

Tell your friends and family how much you love and miss them, travel if that’s what you want, change something if it’s not making you feel good, exploit your talent, put passion into what you do, fight for your dreams, don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t stress about the future. We aren’t eternal, but we leave a tiny bit of ourselves in everything we do, so do whatever you want. Do whatever you want to do.

Don’t wait until tomorrow to kiss, hug, or say something nice; there is no better moment than now. Live as you please, ask for forgiveness, let yourself go, don’t regret anything, be brave and be happy because life is short, we only have one life, and we don’t know whether we’ll be able to enjoy it tomorrow.

You cannot ask time for more time, nor can you extend the time things last.


Do you want to enjoy your life and forget about language problems? Leave your event in my hands and I’ll take care of it.

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