Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Numero Uno

I am not new to the blogging world or the writing world at that; I just take prolonged rests. I get involved in other things called mi vida. But when the creatives juices flow, they flow - fast like the river currents of the Guadalupe River when the rain comes down.

I created this blog to write about my experiences as a Tejana. As I live here, in Tejas, I realize how different and similar mi vida is to the other lives of Latinas in the U.S. Here is where I share bits and pieces of the business that makes up cada dia. To share a bit about who I am - first generation college graduate - B.A. in English/Comm (my degree is my pride and joy - the first of many bambinos I will conceive in this lifetime), graduate student - forever learning, actively pursuing my dream of someday becoming a college prof..

Education is one of my passions; I am grateful to my God who called me to become a teacher less than a year ago. I am currently completing the teacher certificaiton process; they don't make it easy to become a teacher in Texas! I gotta know the psychological developoment of children from birth till adulthood; can you say mucha tarea? I start my first teaching assignment in August; that's the light at the end of the tunnel.

The past year after completing my Bachelor's degree, I felt somewhat in the dark. Not completely, I wasn't like trapped in depression or anything, but finances weren't what I expected for a college graduate, every day was not packed with the tasks of a career, but hey it's okay. God was there with me the whole way, teaching me lessons every day. We gotta know that what we want done aint' always on our time. Sometimes, God is trying to teach us patience.

I am looking forward to it. 4th grade Homeroom, and on top of that 4th/5th/6th grade Reading/Language Arts. It's right in my territory. I am not used to the age, but I know this is where God wants me to be, and I cannot express my gratitude enough! The school is about 15 mins - 20 mins max. from my house, so not much driving. The ladies hired me because they were impressed when I said "becoming a teacher is a calling." :) :)

I don't know want to go on with this basic intro because you are going to get to know me through the blog entries. I am happily - ecstatically (if there is a word) - madly - in love with el amor de mi vida, Tony. Gracias a Dios that our paths crossed when I needed to experience the never-ending pains and everlasting joys of amor eterno. He's a big part of my life; my best friend and worst enemy - at the same time. I look at him sometimes in the middle of a criticism or correction, and I see myself... To experience true love - is to look at the other - see all their faults, but still manage to see their goodness and see your soul in their eyes.

Some people in our families say we are obsessed with one another. I talk about our relationship freely; our ups and downs, how once he entered my life, he never left my heart. Because I want everyone to have faith in love, give everyone that romance-novel, never lose hope, there's someone for everyone, feeling. That hope that no matter how lonely you think you are, God is watching you and He has someone created just for you. I pray for single people a lot, the single people I know, and the single people I do not know. The single people I see in the street, at the library, inside Hastings - jamming to his Ipod, lost in a magazine, but still with a lonely look in his eyes. So I will leave you with that.

1 Corin. 13:4-7 - LOVE IS PATIENT.