"Today I live in the present. It is the only thing I have."

Gabriela Molina

"Today I live in the present. It is the only thing I have."

Omar Escobar

Nationality: Goya, Corrientes, Argentina

"I'm a very active person. I cannot sit around doing anything. Every day, I ride my bike between 15 or 20 kilometers. I also love walking; I usually walk 8 kilometers a day. I live in Goya, a small city located in the province of Corrientes, Argentina, so walking around the city is always a pleasure. There's a lot of nature, and the weather is always lovely. But if I had to choose an activity, I would definitely stick with soccer. For me soccer is not just a sport, it’s a passion. Since I have memory, it's been my passion, and I know it will always be that way. I can stop doing many things, but soccer is something that I will never stop doing. I'm 70 years old, and despite my age, I continue training as if I were 20. Not only training physically, but also trying to take care of my diet to perform better. I enjoy playing soccer with my friends every week. Apart from that, we also play truco (an Argentinian cards game), and there are days when we have so much fun that we stay playing until 2-3 in the morning. And of course, my other passion is eating asado (barbecue) every Sunday with my family. Those are the little big things that make life something special. "

‘’My philosophy of life is simple. Today I live in the present. It is the only thing I have. The past has many beautiful things, and it is nice to remember, but it is even more beautiful to live connected with the here and now. ''

This story is written by GetSetUp Journalism Fellow Gabriela Molina, from Buenos Aires. Gaby is a student at Universidad Católica Argentina.

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"Soy una persona muy activa.  No puedo quedarme sentado sin hacer nada. Todos los días, salgo a andar en bicicleta entre 15 o 20 kilómetros. También me encanta caminar; suelo caminar 8 kilómetros al día. Vivo en Goya, una ciudad pequeña ubicada en la provincia de Corrientes, Argentina, por lo que caminar por la ciudad siempre es un placer. Hay mucha naturaleza y el clima siempre es hermoso. Pero si tuviera que elegir una actividad, definitivamente me quedaría con el fútbol. Para mí el fútbol no es solo un deporte, es una pasión. Desde que tengo memoria, ha sido mi pasión y sé que siempre será así. Puedo dejar de hacer muchas cosas, pero el fútbol es algo que nunca voy a dejar de hacer. Tengo 70 años y, a pesar de mi edad, sigo entrenando. No solo entrenando físicamente, sino también tratando de cuidar mi alimentación para rendir mejor. Disfruto jugando al fútbol con mis amigos todas las semanas. También jugamos al truco (un juego de cartas argentino), y hay días en los que nos divertimos tanto que nos quedamos jugando hasta las 2-3 de la mañana. Y por supuesto, mi otra pasión es comer asado todos los domingos con mi familia. Esas son las pequeñas grandes 

cosas que hacen de la vida algo especial. "

Consejo ‘’Mi filosofía de vida es simple. Hoy vivo el presente, es lo único que tengo. El pasado tiene muchas cosas lindas, y es lindo recordar, pero es más lindo todavía vivir conectado con el aquí y el ahora’’  

Esta historia fue escrita por GetSetUp Journalism Fellow Gabriela Molina, de Buenos Aires. Gabriela es una estudiante de la Universidad Católica Argentina.


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