I'm an obnoxiously proud immigrant who has lived abroad longer than she lived in her home country. I was born and raised in Panama and lived there until I was 15. Since then, I have been lucky enough to have made my home both in Costa Rica; and now in the USA.
It was here, in the Hospitality State, where I met my husband, married him, and had babies. You know what's ironic? I was a self proclaimed single-for-life woman. I told everyone (who cared to listen) I was never tying the knot or having kids. Obviously destiny had other plans.
When I'm not busy being a wife, and a mom to 3 wonderful (most of the time) children, I'm a engineer. I get up every morning, dress in business attire, and head to an office. Please usually assume being an engineer means I'm some kind of genius. I am far from it. I just wasn't good at anything else. I even took that aptitude test in college, only to have the career counselor come back to me with two choices: chemistry, or engineering. So I combined both, because I didn't know at that time organic chemistry was the devil's brain child.
In case you were wondering the extent of my insanity knows no boundaries. I am also a homeschooling mom of three. And yes, you can homeschool and work full time and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.
I've lived in the south for 20+ years, I'm an amalgamation of my Latina roots and the southern way of life. All in all, I'm a Panamamississipian.