Who am I? Aside from looking at my About Me page, I haven’t really talked much about myself on my blog. Which is sad, because I’m so awesome that I just have to talk about myself. Plus, I want to be more personal with my readers so I thought this would be a great start. Over the years as a writer, I have written about life experiences but I would like a place to get some of them organized in one place.
So, hopefully, this list will help you to know a little more about the man behind the keyboard!
- I’m Hispanic of Cuban origin. I speak Spanish perfectly, and yes, I was born in the USA in Brooklyn, NYC. My mother taught me both languages all my life and since I live in Miami, FL it’s helpful since people speak more Spanish here than English. I’m proud to be a Latino!
- I am a big music junkie (for real, pray for me). I used to be hooked on iTunes, but about a year or more ago I discovered Spotify and my mind was blown. Instead of having to choose which songs I wanted to buy because the costs would add up, I could listen to everything! I now have over 1,000 songs in most of my playlists or close to that number. To add on to that, I’m a huge fan of CHH (Christian Hip-Hop), EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Christian Reggaeton, VGM (video game music) and worship music. I barely listen to music that isn’t done by Christian artists and I don’t listen to anything with foul lyrics or cussing. If interested, check out my hand-made Spotify playlists at the bottom of the list. Hope you check them out 🙂
- I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and have been teaching for 9+ years in various positions. I’ve done 5 years as a full-time teacher, teaching 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even middle/high school students. I started as a substitute teacher for a few years to get experience and the pay was pretty good. I do not want to stay as a teacher for the rest of my life though. I have a few business endeavors that have been doing well and hopefully, I can retire as a teacher early, God willing.
- Working out, exercise and eating healthy is very important to me. I go to the gym several times a week and I am always looking at articles or books that give tips on how to eat healthier or use natural products. I read a book by Dr. Don Colbert, who is a Christian doctor, that completely changed my life. Once I realized the harms that processed food, sugar, soda, or chemicals in skin products do to your body, I completely changed my habits. I began buying more organic food, drank a lot more water, used natural products for my body like shampoo or soap, and started reading the ingredients and labels on what I consumed. I feel healthier and with more energy than I did 10 years ago!
- Anime has been a part of my life since I was in high school. I started with watching shows like Dragonball, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Sailor Moon, Outlaw Star, Cowboy Bebop and others. I became friends with some other anime fans and we would watch shows together, explore other related niches like J-Pop, fanfiction, cosplay, local cons, figures and Japanese. They were very fun and memorable times of my childhood, just learning about this whole world of fictional characters. As we grew up, I drifted off from that group as life took us in different directions but I haven’t stopped being a fan. I think I’m more mature and invested one than I was back then, just with less time to watch as much as I would like!
- I love to travel and would do more of it if I could afford to. I haven’t seen much of the United States, but I have been to some parts of Florida, Washington D.C., NYC, Niagra Falls (when I was a child), and Colombia. I’ve been three times to Colombia so far, twice to Manizales where my wife is from and this year, 2018, to Medellin for a family trip! It was very fun, and I really enjoyed visiting South America. Since I am Hispanic, it was interesting to be in a Latin American country solely relying on Spanish, and getting strange looks if I spoke in English. I wasn’t taken for a tourist or “gringo”, but it was obvious I wasn’t from there with my different accent being a Cuban.
- The supernatural is a topic I am often intrigued with. I even wrote about some of my experiences previously, but it has been an area I enjoy learning about. When I say supernatural, I am only talking about God, the Bible, and His presence in our lives. That could manifest as healings, visions, deliverance, prayer, angels, and things like that. Yes, I know it sounds a little crazy and some may not believe but that’s fine. I have read, seen, experienced and spoken with others enough to know for a fact that God is supernatural and so is His Kingdom. I do not touch the “dark side” of the spiritual world, as that is just as real and I don’t play with that stuff. I always say, the only spirit I want in my life is the Holy Spirit. Every other spirit can go back where it came from.
Thanks for reading and I hope I was able to share more about myself. Some of my playlists are below, have a great rest of your day 🙂
3 thoughts on “Gamer’s Journal: 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Me”
That’s cool, I’m a huge fan of CHH as well. What are your favorite artists in the genre?
Hey Myron, so I am not big into the real street, grittier artists but I like the usual roster from Reach Records like Lecrae, Trip Lee, Tedashii, Andy Mineo, Gawvi, etc. Outside of them, Cross Movement (they don’t make music anymore), Bizzle, Flame, KJ-52, Derek Minor, Social Club, Braille, Beautiful Eulogy, NF, and a few songs here and there of other artists but I would say those.
What about yourself?
Cross Movement, that sure brings back memories haha. I listen to all of those artists you’ve listed (with the exception of Flame, not the biggest fan of his newer stuff). Beautiful Eulogy is one of my favorites. The Worthy album is a masterpiece imo.
I’m into a bit of everything. Recently I’ve been listening to nobigdyl, Jackie Hill Perry, Joey Vantes, the newer Reach artists (1K and WHATUPRG), and of course Lecrae’s new album. Always fun to find other CHH fans!
What are you thinking of doing in terms of career if you don’t continue as a teacher?