Where you really born in Oaxaca?
Yes. I was born in Oaxaca, Mexico to American missionary parents.
Here. It’s way, way in Southern Mexico.
When were you born?
Are you asking how old I am?
Which parent is Mexican?
Neither. But I’m a dual Mexican-American citizen.
How do you pronounce “Oaxaca”?
Is the name of your website one word or two?
Just one. It’s “Oaxacaborn”, not “Oaxaca Born.”
I can’t pronounce it. Will you ever change your name to something I can actually say?
Probably not. It’s memorable, it means something personal to me, and it’s undoubtedly unique.
Do you speak Spanish?
Sólo un pocito. We moved when I was 2.
What does Aveline’s name mean?
It’s derived from the Irish “Aibhlinn” and means “wished-for/longed-for child.” We pronounce it “AV-uh-leen”.
And her middle name is Alenka, a Slovene name that’s special to me because of my time as a young girl living in the former Yugoslavia (now Slovenia). Alenka means “radiance, light”.
Neither name is on the Top 1000 list — in America, at least.
How long have you been blogging?
Since 2003..that’s TEN YEARS.
Where do you live?
Now? In Orlando, Florida. Before that, California (my adopted home). Before that, Wisconsin, Michigan, Europe and Mexico. Some places more than once. I lost track, but at last count I was at 12 houses in 13 years.
Why so many moves?
Acceptable answers: Jobs, school, marriage, life.
Real answers: ”Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” -Anaïs Nin
“By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place…and he went out, not knowing where he was going.” -Hebrews 11:8
Why didn’t you answer my question?
Probably because you didn’t ask! ;)