Hey! I’m Annie and I enjoy speaking my mind.
Some might call me sassy. I embrace it because my voice and point of view are unique, and I’m proud of it.
But I’m not a brat or think I’m God’s gift to humanity. While my beliefs may not be shared by most, I cherish the fact that the seeming minority of people out there do think like me, and I appreciate the ability to communicate to and with them.
In a day and age where the media likes to spread insanity, fake news, and stupidity, I prefer to think critically and share my take with you all.
Be careful when you follow the masses. Sometimes the “M” is silent.
I was born and raised in Colombia.
But I’m not (nor was I ever) an illegal. In fact, my parents applied for Political Asylum while in Colombia and soon after, we (I’m an only child) legally moved to the Beehive State (Utah) in the United States. Almost ten years after we arrived, we became naturalized citizens.
Although we were familiar with other parts of the country thanks to vacations and business trips, my parents ultimately picked Utah because my dad learned how clean, organized, and put-together it was (and still is).
My parents’ choice to come to Utah had nothing to do with any religious ties to the state’s predominant system of beliefs. We’re all cradle Catholics. I had gone to private Catholic school my whole life, and so it made sense to have me enroll at a Catholic school when we moved here and later graduate to its sister high school.
After a few years of living as a Catholic “in name only” (i.e., one who would believe in the Holy Trinity but didn’t care to attend Mass regularly, for instance), I’ve fully come back to the Church, and I’m better for it. I’ll describe my “conversion story” later in more detail, but suffice it to say I’m ready to fervently live out my faith and follow God’s plan.
I’m a Conservative.
Not many people these days can say that they’re part of the Millennial Hispanic Conservative subset of the population, but I’m a proud member!
I’m on a mission to spread the image that Millennials who happen to be Hispanic and Conservative are not only sane, but also have more common sense than some think. Plus, I’m not entitled and work hard for what I want.
I’m a full-time wife, mom, and dog mom!
I met my husband on OKCupid. We courted for over a year before getting engaged, and then got married almost two years after our engagement.
Before you laugh at my use of the term “courted,” I’d like to remind you that it doesn’t always mean what the Duggars co-opted it to mean: Chris and I knew very early on we were in it for the long haul and were monogamous essentially after the first date. There was no question as to with whom we’d spend the rest of our lives.
I’m also a FULL-TIME mom, meaning I stay at home with my child. It’s called “full-time” because I don’t outsource his care or drop him off at some daycare with underpaid staff who won’t parent him. Instead, I love on him all day and we’re fortunate to have chosen this path before we even got engaged. (And no, I don’t pictures of him anywhere online.)
I’m also a blogger.
I used to think of myself as an influencer but I now think that word has “evolved” to include people who merely get off on Likes and do nothing but pose in front of a camera while offering fake endorsements of brands they wouldn’t have ever talked about if they hadn’t been compensated by that company in the first place.
So instead, I like to focus on being a blogger! I’ve been blogging since 2010-2011 and I thoroughly enjoy putting my written voice (and now my spoken voice) and unique/against-the-norm perspective out there.
You can find my blog at annielucia.com/blog.
Feel free to look around and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or suggestions. I value your feedback tremendously: I only ask that you be respectful or else I’ll ignore it :)!