While my blog does have an about me section, I would like to take some time to go into depth about exactly who I am as a person and what is the purpose of my blog. I was born in Lorain, Ohio in 1993. I moved to Las Vegas, NV when I was 6 years old and lived there until I went away to college in the city of San Diego, CA at the tender age of 18. Until recently, I believed that being a black woman living in such different places made me a highly adaptable person who could handle pretty much anything life threw my way…and then I graduated college.
As I recent college graduate, this is one adaptation that is far different from the rest. Ever since the tender age of 3 years old, I have been in school. From the time I was 3 years old in pre-k until finally graduating at 23 years old after 5 (slow and steady wins the race) long years of being at SDSU, being a student has been such a major part of my identity. I have been a student for the last 20 years of my life. Now that I’m not in school, I am finally feel free to do whatever it is that my heart desires (that my wallet can afford)…and that is fucking terrifying.
There is something so limitless about a summer break that never ends. In previous years, my summer breaks ending were met with anguish and despair. I would wish for one or two more weeks to chill on the beach or explore a new part of San Diego, or even just get off of work and do nothing. “Ugh, I don’t want to start school again” I would sigh and complain to my friends. Now, I can do whatever I want whenever I want. On that same token, I don’t have to do anything I don’t truly want to do. My summer break never ends. Even though I’m not fully free from academic responsibility due to me taking the LSAT this upcoming December, I do still have more free time than I have ever had before. This has caused me to notice a void in my life; I need to fill this void by pursuing my passion for writing about things I truly care about.
I finished out my work contract with SDSU in the middle of August and will now be unemployed for the rest of the year until after I finish studying for and taking the December LSAT. This leaves me an abundant amount of time to reflect on numerous things going on in the world and thus “The Musings of Mara” was born. I like to consider myself a very well-rounded person with diverse interests. This blog will touch on everything from pop culture to social justice issues, health, fitness, and wellness, to whatever book I just read, or the TV series I’m currently binge watching on Netflix, some of my own random thoughts, my creative writing, and my experiences with the different identities I occupy, and MY LIFE in general. When you read my blog I want you to leave feeling like you’ve had an intimate conversation with a close friend, even if we’ve never met. I hope to encourage others to embrace their own life journeys with honesty and transparency with others but more importantly to gain the ability to be transparent with themselves.