About Aun Aqui:
She’s a self-published author living with some friends and a pair of German Shepherds in Birmingham, Alabama. She likes writing stories, playing music, snacking on burritos with guacamole and sipping on caramel pumpkin spice lattes.
I took a Spanish class in the 7th grade and adored it. I quickly began memorizing verbs and nouns and infinitives, and I learned that, by playing around on Google Translate, I could turn some of my favorite English phrases into beautiful, Spanish expressions.
I liked that there were various (and even conflicting) connotations and feelings embedded into the phrase “still here.” I discovered that, in Spanish, the phrase was “aun aqui.” I was thirteen when I fell in love with this expression and now, more than a decade later, it is an even more fitting description of myself. So I took it, years ago, as my own. I have it tattooed on my arm. It’s my ghost name.
As you peruse my blog, you’ll notice that I’m a simple person. I like to critique and fuss, but I’m generally optimistic. I’m long-winded; I draw stories out in galactic proportions and I’m far too detailed in my recollections, but I enjoy the process of reliving the moments that impressed me, terrified me, and caused me to change direction. I’ve been let go of, and I’ve also had to let go — of people, places, ideas, beliefs and things. I’ve been used and tossed away, but I’ve also been loved and cherished. I relish feelings and practice my passions and pursue purpose and meaningful relationships in life more than I do anything else. I enjoy the little things and make a pretty big deal out of them.
I’m glad you stopped by! Please feel free to reach out to me anytime.
Enjoy the journey,