Soy Georgina Review

I saw the trailer to Soy Georgina and I knew I had to watch it. Anything that involves Cristiano Ronaldo automatically peaks my interest. Georgina Rodriguez is in a relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, world famous soccer player. The series follows Georgina and details her rags to riches story.

Besides being Cristiano’s girlfriend and giving birth to 1 of his 4 children, I didn’t know much about her. A point that she makes by saying people know her name but few know who she really is. She met Cristiano in her early 20s while working retail at Gucci. From there, after a couple of encounters, they started dating and her life transformed into what it is today. A normal person turned social media influencer and mother of 4. I found their story to be similar to all those fanfiction stories I would read back in the day. Girl meets the boy of her dreams but he’s rich and powerful and she is just trying to make ends meet.

I enjoyed seeing her relationship with his children, especially the oldest one. As the oldest, he knows that Georgina is not his biological mother but she appears to be heavily involved in his life. It’s different from Cristiano’s twins, who she has been raising since they were born. She claims them as her own and I got the impression that she fell into that motherly role easily. I bet that’s one of the reasons why Cristiano loves her.

I saw her reality show as more of a docuseries. It was very curated with little conflict. I didn’t mind that Cristiano wasn’t involved in the series like one would expect. It’s her name on the show after all. It’s a small behind the scenes look at the woman behind the Instagram profile. I appreciated the bloopers at the end because it showed that although polished she doesn’t take herself too serious and is self-aware.

Mental Health Over Money

In honor of World Mental Health Day, I wanted to talk about the biggest thing that I have done to put my mental health first. For the past 4 years, the highest position in my department has been opened 3 times. All those times my colleagues tried to encourage me to go for the promotion. I would just tell them, “I’m not ready.”  No one really understood my hesitation.

The truth is I fully understand the nature of the job. As the head of a department I would have to bear full responsibility for the good things and the bad things. The problem for me is that the money is not worth the stress associated with the job. People say that I should’ve gone for the job because my job is already stressful. What they don’t understand is that yes, at times I am stressed, but it doesn’t compare to the amount of stress I would have if I were head honcho. 

I don’t consider this a failure because my role has expanded in other ways. I’ve been dabbling in marketing and the latest thing is event planning. These new responsibilities are things that I would never think I would ever be involved in. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not one for social media, yet somehow I’m involved with creating social media campaigns! I’m also learning about design and I’m involved in the editing process for videos, which also includes scripts. 

I say all of this to say that I don’t regret choosing my mental health over money. I didn’t want to be that person who was successful yet unhappy. I took a different path and I hope to implement what I have learned with this blog!