He grows in public stature as he abandons his solitude and his work often deteriorates. Because he does his job alone, and if he is a good enough writer, he must face eternity or the lack of it, every day (Ernest Hemingway)

The writer who survives his time is the one who knows how to express it more adequately and concretely with the greatest relief and talent (Diderot)

Dig the earth anywhere and you will find a treasure … Only you must do it with the faith of the peasant (Louise Hay)

The worst thing a person can do in his life is run away from himself; sooner or later it will be reached … and also tired

Smile even if it is only a sad smile, because sadder than the sad smile, it is the sadness of not knowing how to smile

The ships are safe if they remain in port, but they were not made for that (Enrique Barrios)

They can stop you from being a published author, but no one can stop you from being a writer, or even a better writer every day. All you have to do to be a writer is write (Khaterine Neville)

In life there are men who are good one day; there are others who are for a month and are very good; others who are good for many years and are exceptional but there are others who are good all their lives and those are indispensable (Bertold Brecht)

We are all teachers and students. Ask yourself: What did I come to learn here and what did I come to teach? (Enrique Barrios)

Think of me when you are sad, because in sadness you think about what you have loved the most

Loneliness is being surrounded by people and thinking only about the one you lack (Anonymous)

Of the things I say, the most beautiful and sincere are the ones I say without thinking

Lying is the worst of sins and should be condemned by eternal sadness

I think that the worst thing a woman supports is not so much to give herself to pieces as to give herself without reason (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

Defeat in war is not the greatest of evils, except when inflicted by an unworthy enemy (Aeschines)

No man is capable of meeting his needs without the help of society. These needs, acting on each individual, impel the totality of them towards society, in the same way that the force of gravitation impels towards a center (Thomas Paine)

The true proof that one was born with great qualities lies in being born without envy (François de la Rochefoucauld)

Domestic happiness is the end of our yearnings, and the general reward of all our works (Henry Fielding)

I learned .

Regardless of the time, be it nine o’clock or rushing to close, no one takes a good ride from us with their phone calls to friends and family. Now I call less, because in five minutes I do not have time to say much (nor is there much to tell), and because my apple is built on a steep slope, so I gasp more than I respond when my mother asks me how the day.

Do you know those dogs whose owners always proudly say that they seem to be aware that someone is talking about them? This is not the case with Truffle. She is smart in her own way, more mischievous than intelligent and displays a complex emotional management that these days translates into having a 15-kilo dog by my side trying to climb on my chair while I type. I’m not saying this as a complaint, because I don’t know if I would be able to handle a situation in which instead of a furry pooch, whoever tried to get on my lap was a churumbel asking me to explain what the commutative law is. If these days of introspection and recollection are serving any purpose, it is to confirm that I am not even remotely ready for fatherhood.

In the first days of a state of alarm, we dog owners set ourselves up as triumphant winners of confinement, with at least two excuses a day to give the system a comb. I have to confess that at the beginning I kept the usual route (go down the hill, turn left, leaving my old school aside, cross the bridge over the Jaboneros, reach a small patch of grass and return after a respectable 25 minutes to good rhythm). Truffle. Like many adopted stray dogs, it only relieves itself on grass or dirt, traumas from worse times. The first day I saw a police car prowling our private toilet, I got chills and I decided to stick to the leaning and boring block after receiving a real smack smack and bang. Nowadays, going more than 200 meters from home is a real affront, and there is not enough to explain to the policemen that my dog ​​is exquisite and needs a specific point to inspire.

I believe that the confinement has installed Trufa in a perpetual adolescence, because she cries senselessly and when I say a loud ‘no’ to her in the middle of the interview, she goes to the bedroom, angry, punishing my rejection. I suppose that my disorderly exits and entrances (you know, journalists have no schedule) used to serve to regulate their spirits and dose their need for affection.

Silence is sometimes a bad answer, a very bitter answer (Gar Mar)

Anyone who says they can see through women is missing a lot of things (Groucho Marx)

The left has its right wing, the right its left wing, I hear the murmur of wings, but I know that no bird will rise into the air (Heinrich Böll)

The onion makes us cry, but the vegetable that makes us laugh has not yet been invented (Frank Capra)

Life deserves to be lived with all enthusiasm and joy. It is the most precious gift we possess (Rabindranath Tagore)

Too bad that when you start to learn the trade of living you already have to die (Ernesto Sábato)

Life is so short and the job of living so difficult, that when one begins to learn it, one has to die (Ernesto Sábato)

I know that I gave a jasmine in childhood one afternoon, and the afternoon did not exist (Francisco Brines)

What you think of yourself matters much more than what others think of you (Lucio Aureo Seneca)

Not only of bread the man lives. Every now and then he needs a drink too (Woody Allen)

The principle of activity is love. Love fills the entire universe with its presence, moves its springs and makes them attend an admirable concert (Plato)

There is no happiness in living long, nor unhappiness in dying soon; happy is he who has lived long enough to deserve to die well (Francis Quarles)

I find as much difference between myself and myself as between myself and others (Michel Eyquem de Montaigne)

Sit at the door of your house and you will see the corpse of your enemy pass by (Arabic proverb)

From the moment the word develops, the human personality appears (P. Lecomte du Nöuy)

Of all the ruins in the world, the ruin of man is, without a doubt, the saddest spectacle (Théophile Gautier)

Nothing is more useful than learning many things, nor easier than hearing them (Juan Luis Vives)

Estimation is like a flower; once trampled or worn down, it never recovers (Giacomo Leopardi)

The truth is a torch that shines in the middle of the fog without dispelling it (Claude A. Helvétius)

An individual with a watch knows what time it is; an individual with two watches is never sure of the correct time

There is a false modesty that is vanity, a false greatness that is smallness, a false virtue that is hypocrisy and a false wisdom that is prudence (Jean de La Bruyère)

Only time can reveal the righteous man to us; the wicked can be known in a single day (Sophocles)

Do not undertake any work with the fury of passion; It is equivalent to going to sea in the middle of a storm (Thomas Fuller)

Your tongue is like a lion; If you keep it with you, it will defend you, but if you let it escape it will end up devouring you (Arabic proverb)

The father must be the friend and the trusted man of the children; not the tyrant (Vicenzo Gioberti)

The son of a thief easily ends up becoming a thief; the cub feels the instinct of the wolf (Magnus G.

In my country, it was only three and a half months of maternity leave, so I decided to give up to stay at home taking care of my baby. However, my baby’s first year I managed to work from home and hired a niece to help me. But it was the most stressful experience I have ever had in my life. My niece did things reluctantly and ended up doing everything to avoid fighting with her. Until I finally decided to be alone and without work to dedicate myself completely to my baby. And definitely, I took a lot of pressure off myself. But, I have felt so lonely, my husband travels a lot, and the few times that he was at home he was not very friendly (although after several conversations I have managed to improve him in this aspect and to collaborate more). My parents live far away and the only close family I have is a cousin, but it is difficult for me to ask her for much help, since she is a very conflictive person and a sister-in-law who gives a lot of advice, who on the day my daughter was born treated me very badly because according to she did not know how to breastfeed. So I have lived a very lonely and depressed motherhood, although I try to cheer myself up by seeing the progress of my daughter, who is already 2 years and 6 months old and is about to enter the garden. And I hope I have a little more time to take care of my health and my desires, which I have had to delay by spending full time taking care of my baby.

Much encouragement. Gigi. I understand perfectly what you are talking about. Many times it is difficult to ask for help because the options that we have around are not good either. Or because it gives us something. Or because we don’t want to disturb. Where is my tribe? What was Carolina del Olmo saying? A big hug.

2 years and 8 months have passed since my daughter was born and the feeling of loneliness does not go away. On the part of my parents I have no relationship with them either, as Diana happens to you, you see the treatment received from them and you move further away, to this is added that we do not live close. And on the part of my husband’s family, we have always gotten along very well, but the lack of empathy is enormous, lack of empathy towards the little girl and towards us.

I spend a lot of time alone, parenting 24 hours 7 days a week, I stopped working since the parenting model that we have around is not the most respectful towards our daughter, so we decided to do it ourselves.