"Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life. You don't have to live forever. You just have to live."
"The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all."
"Buy the ticket. Take the ride."
These are a few of my favorite quotes. What do they have in common? They all give you a swift kick in the ass to do something with your life.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Arantxa. I was raised in your steriotypical Small Town, USA. Born in Portland, Oregon on a cold January morning, you could say I was born for city life. At the age of two my parents moved us to good ol' Midwest America. And here I am.
Living in a small town as a child was not misserable in the least. I grew up playing outside, attending Foudners' Day picnics in the summer, and arts and crafts fall. For any Gilmore Girls viewers, out there, think Stars Hollow. Only humid.
While I was raised in four-wheeling country, my heart was simply never there. Sure, I attended town functions, but as I grew older, it no longer bothered me if I missed the annual picnic, save the fact that I could not eat the Optimist Club's foot long corndogs. (They really are just. that. good.)
I once had someone, while talking to me, begin a sentence with, "Well, when you move back..." I meant to keep my scoff internal but it somehow found its way out.
So where am I now? Currently, I am living in a mid-size city. (It's actually a larger city for my state, but after five years it's becoming quite cozy to me.) I graduated with a degree in Public Relations and am now getting my masters in Communication.
So here I live with my eight month old kitten, Kenshi, and my narsasistic parakeet named Manchester. My boyfriend, Andrew (Andy is you knew him before college.) also spends a substantial amount of time with us. It's like he likes me or something? :)
And so, welcome. I look forward to posting and documenting my life. I've spent 22 years thus far, coasting through life. (Or at least I feel that way.) So hopefully this blog, along with the quotes above, will inspire me to live a little. Take the ride.
- Little Miss Latina