My first language is Spanish and my childhood was filled with Mexican culture! Lots of parties (piñatas), posadas, Rosca de Reyes, Dia de los Muertos and lots of weekends visiting family members in Mexico. My hometown is New Mexico and Mexico was so close by! We simply drove and passed “the bridge” to visit our family members or even sometimes to party at clubs.
Sadly, my Mexican culture is disappearing little by little. We mainly celebrate American traditions but I do hope to bring my Mexican traditions to my home and share it with my little one!
My parents never went to college, or graduated high school for that matter. Back then, education has been the last thing on their minds because taking care of the family has always been first priority. Only a few people of my family are college graduates.
There wasn’t always enough money so, I started working since I was 16 years old. I worked part time at a Dairy Queen and attended High School in the mornings. I continued to work to help my parents with bills and thanks to the Financial Aid we were able to afford some of my college expenses. In 2010, I moved to Southern California to continue college but had to drop off college for a while to take care of my little Aries and now I miss school!
I’m hoping to go back to college in the Fall and finish my degree and change my major to marketing or business. Now that I’m a blogger and loving it, I want to improve my skills and get a degree that will benefit myself, my little family and my blog.
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