It took me a while to figure out exactly how I would write this part of the site being that this is where I would declare my identity.
That being said, I think identity is something that evolves over time based on the several life experiences and knowledge we gain throughout life.
At my current state, using nouns, I would describe myself as a:
Merriam-Webster defines humanitarian as “a person who works to improve the lives and living conditions of other people.” Since I was a child, I developed an empathetic view of life where I look at scenarios and situations from all different perspective and not just through my own eyes.
I am no where near the level of being a humanitarian like Mother Teresa, however, I believe I strive to make people’s lives’ better by simply connecting with them and figuring out who they truly are as individuals.
I am excited by people who truly live a life as their truest self and I encourage those around me to find that within themselves, explore it and live by it.
Ever since I can remember, I have always been able to better communicate via my writing. When I was a kid and I couldn’t get the words out to apologize to my parents for something I did wrong, I would write them a letter instead.
In 5th grade, I began to share my writing more often and was published in my elementary school’s yearly creative arts publication. The poem I wrote was called “Life Never Ends” and described how although our loved ones may leave us physically, their energy, their love and the memories will always be with us. As most kids who write, I also wrote in a journal frequently.
As I got older, I would write poems here and there whenever I was naturally inspired. As most artists you talk to will say, your best work comes from some of the toughest times in your life. For me, this was post-college. After college, I did some heavy reflecting on my identity, my values and my dreams and goals. From this came, multiple poems and narratives that I have yet to share completely.
If you’re not bored yet, let me tell you about my professional life. I attended Winthrop University and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Digital Marketing. That means I am a marketing professional who not only can build a website, but can figure out how to get people to actually give a damn 🙂
I have been working in this field ever since and I hope my experience as a an Internet marketing professional will only help me make this blog more interesting to you all.
I also see this blog further helping me as a marketer because marketing is all about understanding the end consumer which is people.
This can be a story and a page all on its own, but I’ll try to keep the story to a minimum here.
In July 2016, I went on a family vacation with my parents, grandmother, aunts and uncles to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. I was the youngest person on the trip because neither my brother or my cousins could make the trip.
I expected to spend most of my time there with my family enjoying the resort and had no thought of anything else really.
Little did I know that this would not be the case at all.
My now husband worked at a bar that was attached to our resort that we casually visited one night. We met, spent hours at a time simply talking and getting to know each other and the rest is history.
We got married on February 18, 2017 in his hometown of Jarabacoa in a small, intimate wedding with some of his family members and mine.
We are now working through the US immigration process so he is able to travel here and start a life here with me.
Being a new wife and going through a very long distance relationship has also caused me to reflect on myself and I’m sure I’ll be writing about this experience to some degree.
Exactly a month after I got married, on March 18th, 2017, I found out I was expecting my first child. So far, this has already been a mind altering experience to some extent. Pregnancy and knowing I will be responsible for another human life has definitely changed my perspective on certain aspects of life.
Overall, I think motherhood will allow me to grow further as an individual and give me yet another type of motivation to continue to progress and become a better version of myself.