I think you’ll agree with me when I say:
It’s REALLY hard to believe everything you read on the internet these days.
My 60-second Instagram videos and pictures are 2% of who I am.
Well, it’s not as easy as you think it is to be vulnerable on the internet these days.
Here are a couple of things about me that you would have never guessed about me.
1. I have lived all around the world in over seven major cities.
New York City, Miami, Las Vegas, Miami Beach, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Orange County, and Los Angeles. I want to live overseas again one day. Living abroad has been the most fantastic experience for me. I encourage everyone to sell everything and go for it.
2. My first language was Spanish.
On my first day of kindergarten, I spoke zero English. When the teacher was teaching, or the kids would try to play with me, I didn’t understand a word! My teacher caught on, and I was transferred to an ESL kindergarten class. By 1st grade, I was speaking English, but I still struggled with my grammar.
I’m grateful for this experience in a weird way. I know firsthand how frustrating it can be when you don’t understand but want to learn. I have a lot of patience as a teacher and compassion for those who are slow learners.
3. I was timid as a kid.
My worst nightmare was speaking or presenting in front of the classroom. Mean girls bullied me in school, and I was too scared to defend myself.
I would have never thought I’d grow up to be an online wellness content creator and post videos every day on the internet. I have ZERO problems defending myself these days to internet trolls. I wish a bitch would…
4. I’m Full Blooded Colombian
Most people assume that I’m mixed, but I’m not. My parents were born and raised in Colombia and their parents as well. I was born in Queens, NYC, and raised in a Spanish speaking home with Colombian traditions.
5. 50% Introvert 50% Extrovert
I prefer to be by myself versus people. My job is very social, and there is a lot of energy put out between videos and engaging on social media.
I’m a social butterfly and love connecting with people, but I must have my downtime. I can spend the entire day in bed, in pajamas reading and googling. Lounging in bed is my favorite way for me to “recharge my batteries.”
6. I hate being cold
I’d rather be hot than cold. During winter, you will find me in the most oversized jacket with 20x layers underneath. I think it’s my roots, and we are hot blooded and tropical!
7. I‘m an empath and can read people’s energy
I have a solid intuition and meditate every day.
When I meet someone for the first time, I can feel and sense their vibrations and intentions. I enjoy spending time with high vibration people and I stay away from low vibrating people. Their toxic vibes make me feel uneasy about being around them.
8. I do not like being the center of attention.
Unless I’m in my “expert zone”, sharing helpful content and not just about me, I do not like being the center of attention. The place where I feel most comfortable is in my Pilates/wellness bubble.
9. The one thing I love the most and need is FREEDOM.
Freedom and exploring is the most prominent driving force in my life, which is why I have lived all around the world and launched an online business. I’m not married with kids– Yet.
I have prioritized my career, personal growth, and traveling over having a family. Life is short, and I want to create as many memories and experiences as possible for myself.
10. I’m a straightforward person.
I’m a black and white person– I’m not too fond of the gray area. My emotions are pretty transparent. I do not hide or conceal my feelings and pretend to be happy and bubble 24/7.
It’s not healthy to push down or swallow your emotions and pretend everything is ok. For years I used to act like I was “fine,” but deep down inside, I wasn’t ok. In a world full of smoke and mirrors– What you see is what you get and that’s something you should know about me.
11. I hated school and was a slow learner.
I barely graduated high school and attended two semesters of college. School, for me, was not a positive experience. I was a slow learner, and I always needed tutoring. I dreaded being called on during class, probably because I never knew the answer or hated public speaking.
Fast forward to today, I built my website and have built websites for clients. I can teach in Spanish and English, and I enjoy reading every day. It turns out I’m smart, and I was bored with the traditional school curriculum. I believe anything is possible in this day and age if you commit to greatness, take action, and improve your daily habits.
12. I love partying and having fun.
Most people assume I’m a vegan or don’t drink alcohol. I’m not vegan, and I love going out to dinner and lounges. I grew up in Miami and Las Vegas– we know how to have fun! My perfect day is being on a boat or beach with my closest friends, drinking tequila, and listening to house music.
I hope you enjoyed these fun facts about me!