About the Author

“I’d rather die making a small difference, than live forever indifferent to the injustices of this world.”

Well, here we are.

I started blogging in 2009 while awaiting bar results and looking for a job.  I needed something to do to keep me from going crazy, and sharing my random thoughts with the world seemed like a good way to accomplish that.

Unlike other blogs, this one is pretty random: it has no focus, and probably no direction either, haha.  I write about whatever is on my mind, whether that be chocolate, impunity in Guatemala, cooking, development in Haiti, or my most recent attempt at exercising.  Like I said: random :)

I guess you clicked on this tab to know a little about the author, so here you go: my mother was born in Guatemala and came to the US when she was about five years old. My grandmother raised six children on her own, and did an amazing job raising all of them, as well as a few grandchildren along the way.  My father is from the US, and I’m his exact replica.  This means that although I speak fluent Spanish, it always takes people by surprise because I look way too white to speak fluent Spanish.  I’ve never met my father, however, so you may see a few jokes and comments about that sprinkled throughout some of my posts.  There’s no need to feel bad for me though, as I think I’ve turned out pretty well!

I went to UCSB for undergrad, then Chapman for law school.  I married the love of my life in 2009.  Although we’re both trying to figure out what we want to do professionally (let’s just say…going to law school wasn’t the best idea I ever had), we’re incredibly happy to have each other along the journey.  We’re looking forward to traveling, babies, and figuring life out in the years to come :)

I try to be pretty open and honest on this little platform I’ve created, so the occasional foul language may come along in a post or two.  It’s not meant to offend anyone, simply to keep things as real as they are in my mind.  I like to think that my writing has improved along the years, so this blog is also an exercise in that: using words to entertain, inform, share, and hopefully make you smile on occasion.

Disclaimers, which should be obvious from the above paragraphs: I use “haha” instead of “LOL,” and I use exclamation points and smiley faces liberally.