Hello There.

My name is Daniela Maria Medina Hoyos. I was born and raised in a beautiful city named Medellin, and somehow ended up in an adventure in the United States.

I discovered more cultures than I ever thought imaginable. As far as I was concerned, we had different cultures within Colombia but I never really thought about how the world outside of Colombia functioned. I knew other countries existed and they spoke different languages, but I never placed much emphasis on the differences in culture. I was only about ten and a half when we moved to the U.S. though, so try not to judge me too hard.

I lived a childhood full of happiness, love, discovery, color, positivity, and plenty of hard work. When I came to the United States, I found myself with even more color as signs shined everywhere I traveled to. There wasn’t as much positivity or celebration though. Instead, I encountered what it felt like to be an outsider.

I was discriminated for my language. I was made fun of in English as they didn’t think I could understand after only a couple of months in the United States. I did though, and I experienced first hand the cruelty and harshness of human kind. After a while, I developed friendships with individuals from all over the globe and saw the beauty of diversity.

I developed a fascination for an open mind and varying perspectives. A love that continues to be within me to this day.

So as you read through my blog, remember my story. Think of this blog as my way to reach out to the world, as I still watch the world as an outsider. Never quite geeky enough, never fashionable enough, never witty enough. 

This is my realm to unwind, so expects cats to be mentioned, diversity to be a focus point, and daily life to be a common occurrence. I’m not sure how interesting it might be, but I hope you enjoy your time here.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. catmandu613 says:

    Very well written. Thank you for all that you do. You are amazing. Bella and I loved your newsletter.

    1. gatinela says:

      Thank you for your sweet words and support. It’s truly my pleasure. I’m glad both of you enjoyed it! ^_^

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