“Que el temor a fallar no te impida jugar”
On 30th April, exactly three months after starting Diary of a Spanglish Girl, I was invited to appear on the Interactive Lunch with Tom on Cool FM, 97.4.
I was nervous. But, the fear of failure should never stop you from playing the game.
Cool FM came around in 2008, filling the Costa Blanca with the sounds of great tunes and informing the local area of all what’s going on.
A massive thank you to Cool FM for having me on air. It was an absolutely incredible experience and I don’t think I can ever write how grateful I am to be part of all of these opportunities. There are no words to write how surprised I am every day with the support I have received since opening Diary of a Spanglish Girl.
I discussed Benidorm. The good side of Benidorm. The positive side.
All too often, the good side of Benidorm is forgotten. So, mixed with nerves, I was so excited to share the positive side. Highlight all the good stuff that’s going on. All too often, social media and the TV portrays Benidorm in a dull light. A light of partying and drunken messes.
Step into the centre of Birmingham on a night out, you’ll see the same. If not, worse.
There are so many good things going on in Benidorm, a Benidorm that raised €12,000 for the Benidorm Dog Homing, a Benidorm that provides quality entertainment every night, a Benidorm that has miles and miles of clean, white beaches. A Benidorm that is often overshadowed. This is the real Benidorm.
Jacqui and the admin of Benidorm & Costa Blanca News & Information Forum work so hard to provide up-to-date information on the area. No question is too silly. A question that can be answered thirty times and it’s still no trouble to answer it five more times. It felt good to be able to bring attention to the group on Cool FM.
I was once ashamed of Benidorm. People would talk about Benidorm like it’s a disgusting place. People would make a judgement on what I did here. Judge me. Tell me how dirty it is, had they even been here? But, I’m not anymore, and I’m going to change this mindset. I’m proud of this city. This city has brought so much happiness. Benidorm is what you make it. Benidorm is about the people. This is my Benidorm.
Be part of the real Benidorm. Be part of the positivity. Look for the good. It’s out there.
People are often surprised at how quick my blog has grown. There is nobody more surprised or more thankful than me. This little blog started as a small space where I wrote a quick post for something to do. I thought my family would read it. I thought Alex would read it. And maybe the odd person might stumble across it. But, then it grew. It grew some more. And this is only the beginning.
This blog would never have grown so quickly if it wasn’t for all the lovely support from Jacqui, the admin and all of the members of the Benidorm & Costa Blanca News & Information Forum.
This blog has opened up so many opportunities for me. Opportunities I never even thought about. We have experienced family activities in Benidorm that I never even knew existed, like the Escape Room with Lockdown. I have worked with fantastic companies, working on the #SpringStyles campaign with Fosse Park, promoting the Escape Lounge with East Midlands Airport and treating my mum to an Afternoon Tea thanks to the Don Pancho.
Diary of a Spanglish Girl has brought smiles to peoples’ faces that I care about, and for that, I will forever be grateful.*
Thank you to everyone that has taken a chance on my little space on the internet and thank you for believing in me. Even when I didn’t believe in myself.
I’ve worked hard for this. I will continue to work harder.
This is just the beginning.
Thank you for being a part of my journey.
Don’t worry, if you missed me on Cool FM, Press Play and take a listen at the video below:
*Yes, that includes me. Making yourself smile is just as important.