About Aun Aqui:
She’s a self-published author living with her best friend and 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; the beautiful expression: “Aun Aqui.” I took it 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,