I am nineteen years old and I’m a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre at the University of Tampa. I’m currently a junior and I love it! I’m 3/4 through college, and I was born on the cut-off date for school so I’m younger than everyone else. They call me the baby of my class, but that just means I’ll still be 29 when everyone else is 30. I’m okay with that.
I work at my university’s costume shop in my spare time and attend rehearsals for whatever show I’m currently in. It’s a busy life, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. After starting out experimenting on my own with writing on Tumblr and being introduced to writing my own works with an amazing group called Project Shattered Silence, I’ve grown to love it and may pursue a Writing minor at school. I’m still trying to decide!
I can be very quiet most of the time, but I can also be extremely bubbly. Hence, the title of my blog. It’s an odd combination but I don’t mind calling myself an ironic wallflower. It’s who I am, and I like being myself! The saying is true: The quietest people have the loudest minds.
Though I am a college student, my campus is close to home. I live in a dorm, but visit my family pretty frequently. We’re very close (like any other amazing Hispanic family) and I seriously don’t know what I’d do without them. On both my mom and dad’s side I’m Puerto Rican, but my mom’s dad was Cuban, so I’ve got a mix of culture! I really enjoy learning about my family’s history and I’m very proud of that. My parents have both supported me through so much. My little sister is named Erica and we’re three and a half years apart. She’s pretty much a beauty guru, so if you need make up advice I can point you in her direction. She’s also very good at making people laugh. My grandma lives with me as well, and we’ve always been very close. I love her to death and would do anything for her. She was actually the inspiration for my first piece for Project Shattered Silence.
Whenever I’m not at home or running around like a headless chicken at school, I like to spend time with my boyfriend, Russell. We’ve been together for almost two years now and he’s not just my partner in crime, but my best friend. He makes me laugh and has also been a huge supporter in everything I do. You’ll probably see me blog about him sometimes if you stick around!
Besides everything that falls under all of those categories listed above, I love writing and clothes. I’ve always loved fashion but a lot of people wouldn’t guess it since I don’t have the money to afford all of the clothes I’d rather be wearing. It’s pretty sad. I never have any luck with thrifting either. I practice when I can though! I can also be mistaken for a four-year-old with my passion for Disney, Dreamworks, Pixar, etc. I’m pretty attached to my childhood. Due to this, my obsession for Once Upon a Time came into existence. You have been warned.
Everyone should also know that I’m a Ravenclaw. I’ve always loved Harry Potter.
That’s me in a nutshell!