First, thank you for coming by to see my blog. I really appreciate comments and likes. I also welcome any suggestions, and I enjoy exploring and following others blogs.
As the title of my blog indicates, I am a mother, wife, student, and worker living in Houston, Texas. I am also Catholic, and my faith means much to me. As you can see, one section of my blog is on faith. My heritage also means much to me. I was born in the United States, but my parents are from Colombia, South America. I was born in Queens, New York, but ran to Texas as fast as I could. No, I’m joking! My parents decided to move to Houston when I was only two. And I’ve stayed here ever since.
I am married to a wonderful man, who happens to have bipolar disorder. But I’ve learned that he is much more than the bipolar. Together, we are fortunate to have a sweet, gifted teenage son. I am a part-time student working on a masters in psychology. And I work full-time at the county center for persons with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. I’m writing this blog as a sort of psychotherapy. I’ve noticed that writing and photography make me feel better when I am not feeling so great. I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. Specifically, I have social anxiety. Writing this blog is a big leap for me considering I have this type of anxiety. Often when I have posted my work, I obsess and worry about what others in the blog community will think. However, I am slowly getting over that worrying and learning to be myself. This attitude comes in handy in helping me overcome my social anxiety in the world outside the internet. I often post a tip on how to deal with anxiety. And I’ve started a series called Psychology A-Z regarding how psychology relates to my life experience. While I am taking classes, I will be extra busy, so I won’t write as much. But keeping a schedule is important to me, so I will continue writing short posts. I am interested in everything to do with my family, psychology, photography, music, philosophy, movies, the internet, and learning more about my faith and being a better person. By expressing my thoughts and ideas maybe I can help both myself and readers.
Addendum: On May 14, 2016, I was awarded my master of arts in general psychology. I thought about removing the “student” from my blog title, but decided on keeping it. Though I may no longer be enrolled in a school, I consider myself a lifetime learner. Therefore, I will always continue to be a student.
Important Note: What I express in the blog are my opinions, thoughts, and feelings. I am not a licensed or certified mental health professional.