New Blog For Creative Humans
Writing this new blog for creative humans is a pending task I’m finally working on. This space is an invitation to have some dialogue with my community and also an opportunity to explore the curious researcher and writer in me.
Why should you read this blog?
Maybe we have something in common and can find an intersection of experiences, interests, or questions we share. These are the things I may be able to write about.
- Being an immigrant.
- A millennial woman.
- A vegan and an animal rights advocate.
- A cat mom.
- A life and spiritual coach.
- An actor.
- A yoga practitioner.
- An avid reader.
- An eternal student of mysticism.
Plus, I’ve had several jobs and trades, some more interesting than others, but I have good stories.
Like you, I have experienced bitter and beautiful things, and I always return to my safe space: The enjoyment of being creative. This blog is, as well, an effort in that direction.
A personal confession
I’ll share a secret with you: I am not naturally optimistic. I tend to think of all possible scenarios. I hope for the best; I prepare for the worst.
I learned this from reading various Stoic philosophers, such as Marcus Aurelius:
“The first rule is to maintain an unshakable spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them as they are.”
What I hope is to be wise to stay with a calm heart, BUT if at some point my entries are too dark or pessimistic, by all means, let me know in the comments, and I’ll try to steer the blog in the right direction.
In the meantime, here’s a brief Q&A I’ve included. Please feel free to ask me other questions in the comments, and I’ll do my best to answer soon.
Questions & Answers
Professionally, I admire Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor, businessman, bodybuilder, and politician, and he's succeeded in it all! His mentality and determination are extraordinary.
I relate to his experience as an immigrant actor. Someone who faced challenges and rejections because of a foreign accent!
Yes, many. To name a few, my family members scattered in different countries are always on my mind. It would be a dream come true to be near them.
I also worry about my retirement in old age. My generation does not have the stability promised to previous generations. It used to be that hard work and consistency were the golden tickets to a good retirement life. Not anymore.
The first is a movie night with my husband and the cats curled on our legs. It's lovely to enjoy being with someone you love and watching the furry ones sleep, knowing they are safe.
The second is having phone calls with my sister. There is (literally) an ocean between us, but it doesn't feel like it when we talk. We can laugh for hours about things that are not funny to anyone but us.
Then, I'd say getting messages from my mom. Her memes of an adorable puppy wishing me a good day make me smile. I'm convinced she sends them from the bottom of her heart.
Lastly, I confess it makes me happy to go to my favorite vegan restaurants and eat cruelty-free.