Okay, this is Mila.
Mila, this is Okay.
Mila arrived mid-December in a blue truck along with a cardboard box, a big backpack, a few mats, a broom and a turtle in tow. She quickly went about setting up in her new home and making the space her own. (And oh how important that step is when you move into a house for two or more years).
Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what the line is between what information is practical and helpful and what things someone will want or need to figure out for themselves. But after showing Mila round town and helping her stock up her house, she has settled in rather quickly and well and I feel happy and lucky to have another new neighbor and friend.
To make matters a little confusing, Mila’s real name is Camila – which also happens to be my Portuguese Mozambican name. While it does cause a little confusion at the office, it’s awfully easy to remember. Because I’m tall and Mila is tiny and Puerto Rican, we decided that she can ought to use the shorter, sassier name. Makes sense, right?