About Moi

A few quick words about this Señora…

I was born to Puerto Rican parents on U.S. soil … which made for quite the colorful childhood.  Having never fit in neatly to any “check this box” category, I have spent most of my life exploring the other categories all the while making up my own. This led me to grand realization that I am more of a global citizen than a resident of any one particular place.  It’s not that the grass is always greener on the other side. It’s just that prefer to check out that other side’s lawn for myself,  so I can kick of my strappy sandals and have a picnic on it.

Besides world traveler and all around adventure enthusiast, my resume also reads “Writer,” as most blog folks tend to be. Technically, I’m a screenwriter, but it’s all one and the same when it comes to sharing the stories of life. (Note: if any Executive Producers are reading, I do have some fantastic stories for you!) And since writing is what I know how to do best, I figured it was time to take this show on the road…or actually…the internet. Thus , this little blog was born.

So, here I am. Somehow through the unexplained mysteries and intricacies of life, I find myself on a new patch of lawn, married to a Frenchman and living in Paris. These are my stories of being a stranger from the outside enjoying life on the inside.

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Why Postcards? 

I have always loved postcards and everything they symbolize: A snapshot of life somewhere new, a fabulous far off adventure, a moment of absolute freedom.  Every card is a portal to something new. In honor of my love for these little pieces of cardstock,  I got the inspiration to start a postcard collection. Some years back, my friend was about to embark upon his post-college walkabout when he asked me if he could bring me something back from his journey. I returned his generous offer with a challenge: send me the most unique postcard from every country you visit.  Not being one to turn down a challenge, my friend happily accepted.  Four months later, I had received over 30 different postcards. (Some countries merited more than one card.) I was able to follow my friend along his journey one postcard at a time. It was as if I had traveled with him…minus the pricey air fare.

Soon after, the new “tradition” caught on and other friends stared sending me postcards from all their travels across the globe.  I’ve been fortunate to receive many awesome cards over the years. My mentor and good friend has been the biggest contributors to this collection, as she is always certain to drop one in the mail from every far off country she visits;  like New Caledonia. Truthfully, I didn’t even know where that was. (PS…I LOVE her life!)

So now, I share my journey with you as my friends have done with me … so that you can join me on my adventures … one post(card) at a time.

4 Responses to “About Moi”

  1. Julie O July 9, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    And I love the fact that you’ve used one of my homes on your mast head. Che bella!

    • Sra. Blanc July 9, 2011 at 11:23 am #

      And it’s one of the most fabulous homes I’ve ever seen! An idyllic oasis in the heart of the most gorgeous city in Italy. The perfect place to spend our first holiday as a married couple!

  2. Edgardo Santiago August 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    You don’t know me but I know your father. He sent me the link to your blog. Frank and I were students of Ramon Vila Mayo High School in Puerto Rico. We graduated together in 1964 (that, must be pre-history for you) and didn’t meet again until our class reunion this past July. I had the pleasure of playing music with him, I play guitar. We did fine, I believe. This was due to the fact that we had practiced for the performance – 47 years before! I read Frank’s article on Dr. Celso Barbosa, certainly an illustrious Puertorrican. Best luck for you and your husband in France. – Edgardo Santiago, Williamsburg, Virginia.

    • Sra. Blanc August 7, 2011 at 12:58 am #

      Saludos Edgardo! Thank you reading my blog and for the wonderful wishes for my husband and I. It’s great to hear that you and my father reconnected after all these years! Keep up playing the music!

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