The first day of writing workshops are always a mixture of fear and excitement for me. I’m excited to be among other writers but at the same time I’m scared that they’ll find out I’m an imposter, a wannabe writer. No matter what, the first day always turns out better than I had hoped.
We were asked to go around the room and introduce ourselves, why we were here, and anything else important. I was the first to go and it went something like this:
I’m Anjelica and I’m from Dallas, TX, where I still live. I grew up in a predominantly minority community and now work in a predominantly white community. I converted to Judaism and while I don’t regret it, it does mean that I go back and forth between two different worlds. I spend so much time in the Jewish community that I felt a need to get back to my Hispanic roots, something I don’t do as often as I should.