You are in a public place and I, a petite female who is a little less than five feet, greet you. Here are the three things that you would automatically assume about me:
- I'm 13-16 years old
- I'm white
- I have never had a surgery
However, you'd be wrong and if we put money on the table, I'd be a whole lot richer. Heck, I'd be able to buy all the new fancy gadgets that Apple comes out every single year if I got sweet sweet cash for every time someone guessed my age wrong. Apparently asking for a woman's age does not apply in my case.
Here are a few "interesting" facts about me:
- I'm 25+ years old
- I'm latina, Cuban and Uruguayan mix
- I have a titanium hip
- My grandmother is older than my father
Is any of this information relevant? Probably not. However, it's a quick lesson not to immediately judge a book by its cover. Several movies such as Beauty and the Beast already cover this, but a real-life example can prove that its a valuable lesson as opposed to a quick way for Disney to rack up dollars at the box office.
I'm sure that you have stories of assumptions people make about you at a glance. Everyone does.
You have to embrace it.
There are certain labels that unfortunately no amount of make-up, heels, hair-dos, or workouts will change others perspective on you. The only thing that will is an open-mind and good old conversation. It takes only a few minutes of questions and answers for people to realize that I'm certainly not a teen and that si, yo hablo Espanol.
This truth can either set you free or put you down. Regardless there is close to nothing you can do about it. People that you meet each have their own tale to tell and usually will not change their perspective on the world, and you, unless they get to know you. In this blog, you will get to know me. A lot about me, and you know what, that's okay.
We'll be friends. amigos.
I hope that by reading this and future posts, that you'll learn not only about me but also about you. The struggles I go through on a daily basis are probably some that you experience as well. The lessons that I learn about life and the hobbies I enjoy will probably apply to you as well. Learn from my mistakes as I admit them to you on this site and learn from history so you don't repeat it.
Life is an adventure, let's enjoy it together.
Feel free to comment below, or don't. Either way, know that I appreciate the time you took to read this post written at 7:30 in the morning. If you want to learn more about me, then check out my About Me Page or check out my other site, 15 Minutes of Creativity where there are a plethora of posts that I've already written about in regards to creativity, productivity, and more.