Lauren, Where Are You From?
I’m from trips to Block Island, biking all around, going there every year since I was three. Sipping on ice cold lemonade while sitting on the porch, at the inn looking out into the ocean as the sun sets.
I’m from cooking with my mom. Puerto Rican food because it’s in our blood. My great grandma was an immigrant from there and she’s taught my mom and I how to make Puerto Rican food.
I’m from always having a pet. My dog that I had when I was 3 was named harley. Unfortunately he passed away when I was 6 years old. I came home from school that day and I looked at my mother’s face and I could tell that something was wrong, she had told me that harley died. He was the sweetest dog anyone could have. That same year I got another dog named latte and i’ve had her since.
I’m from courage, I stand up for what’s right and even if i’m a little uneasy. I find my inner voice and say what needs to be said and do what’s needed to be done even though it’s not easy.
I’m from a loving family, that’s always there for me encouraging me along the way and inspiring me. Especially my mom she’s always been there for me through everything.
I’m that block island traveling, Puerto Rican cooking, pet having, courage fighting and family loving
That’s where I’m from.