I’m from a family that is caring, that provides food on the table and a roof over my head. But most importantly they provide unconditional love. Plus they always have time for and little fun here and there.
I’m from a place in the south next to Chile, where the summers are long and hot and the winters are short and humid. Where the ocean never goes under 70 and 2 people await my arrival every Christmas.
I’m from taking my dog Fred on long walks down our secret path that only my family knows. Listening to him bark “Roof Roof”as I pick up the leash and open the sliding door sprinting ahead then waiting for me to attach the leash. After he grabs it in his mouth and guide me.
I’m from going to a Yankees games with my dad every year, always sitting in the same spot (behind home plate). Shoving hot dogs and draining it down with Coke, and if I get lucky I meet one the of the players hoping to get a autograph.
I’m from taking five hour trips up to Vermont with family, meeting annual friends that have known each other since we were three. Having barbecues and playing manhunt as we do every year until the sun peeks over the mountains.
I’m from playing soccer from morning till dawn, then going over to Goal Sports getting greeted by all my friends. We play until we can’t even kick the ball anymore and then wait until the next evening to do it all over again.
I’m that Yankees-watching, Vermont-loving, soccer-playing,Peru-visiting, dog walking, family-loving kid.
That’s where I’m from.