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The Santi Fam.’s Great Debate October 25, 2008

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I am from sunny materialistic, diverse, shallow, sweaty, fun loving, Miami. I have a love hate relationship with that city due to the fact that I try to see people and places for who they really are myself included. I try to be as self aware as possible because I feel that this is the best way to be in a mode of constant evolution. My life is best lived changing, for the better, hopefully and being better to those that surround me. I attempt to approach every day in this very manner.

I now live in Tallahassee, FL because I married the man of my dreams a year and a half ago. He is in Law school and I’m in graduate school part time and work full-time as a third grade teacher. I know teacher’s complain but I’m not one of them. I LOVE what I do, I wouldn’t change impacting little peoples lives and hoping that they accomplish great things with their lives for anything in this world! Even on my most exhausting day there is always a hug good-bye or a smile that will light up your life.

Not everything in my life is Peaches and Cream…I did mention that I’m from Miami and I now live in Tallahassee. Yes Miami/ T a l l a h a s s e e. It even takes longer to spell the city’s name. That pretty much sums up my days here S L O W. I have too much energy in my body for the South. I talk too fast and too much to live in a place where they make contractions out of words like you all into y’all and still they talk slow. No offense Tallahassee I find you quite charming with your beautiful hills majestic trees and stunning plantaion homes. To be honest I don’t like Miami either, it gets exhausting when people examine your outfit, hair and nails to decide whether you deserve to breathe the same air as they do or shop in the same boutique. When I say “they” I am reffering to the priveleged 20 year-old driving a BMW having no concept of how hard their grandparents or parents worked for them to be priveleged. Nothing against being priveleged but everything against being priveleged without any concept of gratitude or acceptance of others who are not.

I am now in a place in my life where we are faced with a trade-off. Do we stay 8 hours away from our family to raise our children in a peaceful small town? or do we move back to materialistic crazy Miami where our children will be raised with all the love in the world of both our families?

I don’t Know. I do believe it takes a village to raise a child and what is our childhood without a Grandmother to constantly spoil you or a cool aunt that makes you think how boring your parents are. Children need more experiences and perspectives besides mine and my husband’s. I want them to grow up with their own opinions and thoughts not just regurgitated ideas of what our philosophy’s are.

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