When I was six years old my grandmother bought me a book in Spanish. I didn’t even read Spanish; but I quickly learned. We were on our way to Mexico City to see my grandfather. He was an engineer on the train and my grandmother would take me with her to all the beautiful cities in Mexico. My love of reading and traveling started at the young age of six. I loved the cities they would take me to, San Miguel de Allende, Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato so many beautiful places in Mexico. My favorite to this day is Mexico City. But that is another story.
I would spend every opportunity reading books whether I was on a train, plane, car or traveling with my family I always had a book in my hand. I would lose myself in the stories; I would become the heroin, the princess, the girl that solved mysteries and always the girl that saved the dog.
I loved the written word and was impressed by a writer’s skill for storytelling. Deep down I always wanted to be a writer but never thought I could possess the ability to write. I was awed by the writings of Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Judy Blume, Steven King, James Patterson, and many more. I didn’t have one favorite writer they were all my favorite. One year I read over 149 books in a school year. I was given an award created just for me because I had read so many books and no student had ever read that many. It is still an award given today to kids who read books and are able to pass a test to ensure they actually read the book and comprehended it.
I still love reading and can read in a car, plane, train or bus and can completely lose myself in the story I am reading; five years ago I decided I wanted to become a writer. I wrote a short story but I only let one person read it. They actually liked it and suggested I send it in to a magazine for publishing…but I was afraid.
It is with such unimaginable excitement that today I am launching my blog Chica About Town and I am officially a writer/blogger. So you see we can each write our stories in life and it’s never too late to make your dreams come true: so start a new career, become an entrepreneur or conquer your fears. Look at me finally doing what I always wanted to do.
I am a Latina, I am Chica About Town and I am a writer.
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