Who Runs This?
Hi! I’m Gloria Yasmín – unemployed and avidly job seeking, DIYer from a small town in the southern tip of Texas. Welcome to my blog! I run this blog. (Does that count as getting my cardio in? -No? Okay, I tried).
I’m a 20-something, second generation Mexican-American, Southern Texan native. My love for Tejas is almost as big, if not more, as the state itself. Culture has become such an important aspect of my life, and I’ve integrated it into almost everything I do as a writer and as the crafty and creative “newbie” I’ve discovered to be.
I graduated from UTRGV, with an English baccalaureate degree. So even though my roots are Mexican, tambien hablo Ingles.
For as long as I can remember, (and I remember quite a lot) I’ve always dreamed of one day becoming a well-known writer. I may not be well-known, (just yet), but I have the writer part down.
With my ever alive author aspirations, I decided to commence my journey by blogging. I’d like to think, I’ve gotten better at it. Regardless, I’m extremely excited for it.
I spent the last years writing on paper with the occasional sharing with others online.
It wasn’t until months back that I gathered more courage and moved my thoughts online. It started out with writings about stuff happening write now (yes, I love puns) in my life. Y’know, a little bit of this and that; nothing precise, really. But that kind of emulated a junior-high schooler’s sloppy notebook filled with my random ramblings. The blog meant a lot to me, but it lacked structure.
Thus, came the idea of trying my luck at becoming another of America’s Bloggers. Hence, the origins of this blog. And through trial and error, I’ve come to the conclusion that I will leave my ramblings to my journals and showcase my creations here.
What Kind of Creations?
Oh, y’know, woodworking projects. The ones that require those cool tools. Tools that I grew up watching my dad pick up and create. I just loved how much passion he put into his creations, I always wanted to help. But of course, I was the girl, he taught most to his sons. It’s a Mexican thing. -.- But that didn’t stop me from learning. And now, I’m creating. And although my dad is more of the reserved kind of fella, I can see the joy in his eyes everytime I show him my creations. Now, I don’t make all the creations myself. Some, I do. But for the most part, it’s a pasttime that is gradually growing into something else, that I share with my boyfriend. And it’s so much fun.
Aside from using powertools, I also create using my gluegun. And yes, I still do get burned. It never seems to fail. Along with other creations, like my cross-stitching, and attempts at knitting. Crafts have always been one of my greatest hobbies. And even more so now that I’m working with wood and powertools.
And coming up with short stories and creative writing is also part of my creations. And I’ll incorporate both in this blog.
Me: The kind of gal who has some creations up her sleeves and feels the need to share her tips and stories with others interested and willing to read.