I am back today with my personal feature, Sara 101, where I talk about me and myself and I and anything and everything that I could want to share about my personal life.
For the last few weeks, I’ve been talking about some changes that will be happening in my life and as you can tell from the title, I am moving! This post is basically gonna be explaining what’s happening, where I’m going, why I’m going and what will happen in the meantime with my blog. I hope you stick around and read this one because I like to share my life with all of you.
SO let’s get started!
My entire life has kind of been about moving. I’ve moved from a place of residence to another seven different times, I’ve moved from different states twice and I’ve moved from different countries also twice. This will be my third time.
As I’m sure most of you know, I am currently living in Venezuela. And things here are really, really bad. I don’t know if you all know where my country is or what’s happening here. I don’t like to talk about it most of the time because I’m living it and honestly, that’s enough. I can’t really handle the emotional topic that is talking about my country but to give you an idea as to why I’m leaving (again), here are some videos that explain the situation that I hope you take a few minutes to watch:
These videos are years old. Things are even worse now.
Of my Dad’s immediate side of the family, there are only ten of us left in the country. The grand majority of the friends I’ve managed to make in the last four years here are gone. Even some of my fellow Venezuelan bloggers are currently living in another country. Things here have been bad for the last 18 years and they continue to get worse every day. I missed a lot of these things because if you didn’t know, I grew up in California. However, these last four years have been an eye opening experience for me.
I am both very sad and very excited to be moving again. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to have the opportunity to pack up and start new somewhere else. I am incredibly grateful to be biracial and to be a citizen of the United States, a place where I can go to be safe. I’m sure that sounds really crazy to you guys, considering the state of the US, but imagine the state of VZLA, where refuge is found some other place. I’m not trying to say that one struggle is more important than the other, but I know the one that I will be able to survive.
Like I said above, I grew up in California. I was born in Venezuela and I stayed for nine years, then we moved to the US and there I spent nine years of my life, all of my teen years basically until we moved back here when I was 18. Now I am going back to my hometown, because California is what I feel is my home but this time with a much heavier heart than I did the first time. There are a lot of things that I’m gonna be very happy to not have to deal with when I move, but also a lot of things that I’m going to miss. I’m leaving the rest of my family behind, some of my best friends as well and a whole bunch of really great, really hardworking, really courageous people who are staying here and fighting for a better life.
The person I was when I came to this country and the person I am as I leave it are two completely different people. I have grown so much, have matured so much in the last four years than I ever have before and I am so thankful and grateful for this crazy place because of that.
But as sad as I am to be leaving, I am also really excited and looking forward to this new adventure. My brother and my nephew have been in California and I’m so happy to be reuniting with them. I will be able to see all of my friends and honestly, just to be able to feel safe at home is going to be an amazing feeling.
Another big freaking plus is that I’ll be reunited with my freaking library! All of the books I left behind when I moved are going to be right there where I left them and I can’t wait to show them all to you!
Now I will be traveling the first few weeks of March and as of right now, I am trying to schedule all the posts for that time so I don’t have to take a hiatus. However, I don’t know how much I’ll be able to get done so if I disappear for a little bit and you don’t see me around, you will now know that it’s not because I dropped of the face of the earth but because I am relocating.
So that’s it for this post! I am really excited and kind of sad. If you don’t follow me on Twitter, I’d really love it if you did and if you checked out a thread I am doing about the things I love about Venezuela. There is as much good as there is bad and I’d love for you all to see it. Also, it would mean a lot to me if you shared the videos above with people you know and could spread awareness about what’s happening in my country. Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you on my next post!