Monday, August 15, 2011

Face it, you're Latina.

Never in my life had I been comfortable in my own skin. I always felt like being tan was a curse. I wasn't fair skinned like the women on TV or in the magazines or even at my school. I was this weird olive. I worried if people ever judged me by the color of my skin. I would dream that I would marry a southern boy with sweet American roots and we could live happily american after. But then something drastically changed in me this summer.
I guess something just clicked. There was something about mexico this time around that took my breath away. I realized that you cannot runaway from your roots. I am who I am, whether I like it or not. Everything began to look astonishing and just beautiful in my eyes; the dances, the architecture, the relationships, the community, the language, everything.

I felt like I belonged there. Something in my soul told me that this was home. Mexico and my personality fit so perfectly. If you knew me and my humor, my whole personality and saw Zacatecas and met the people there, you'd think we were made for each other. I thought I wanted to move to a small town on the east coast of America. But what I really want is the heart of mexico and where my familia is. Where the language is like music to my ears and the culture surrounds you. Usually when our vacation comes to an end I can't wait to leave and be in my bed at home; but for the first time I didn't really want to leave. But for now, I'm in my real home and ready to embark my journey here but surely I know it'll lead me there soon.



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Ashleigh Duncan said...

Beautiful images! I've always wanted to visit Mexico. You are so lucky!


Rosy (of Raindrops on Rosy) said...

Rosy! Your part of Mexico looks like my part of Mexico:) you're making me miss it! I'll be there in October:)

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Anonymous said...

This is such a touching post, I'm so glad you came to terms with who you are, as that is something that can take some people a lifetime. Thanks for sharing! xoxo, Veena <3


I adore the fourth photo up, the one of the street. Such pretty pictures. Your family is precious and you are beautiful!