Hey! I’m Annie and I enjoy speaking my mind.
Some might say I’m sassy or mouthy–others that I’m a b!tch. I embrace either one because my voice and point of view are unique, and I’m proud of it.
But I’m not a brat or think I’m God’s gift to humanity. While my beliefs may not be shared by most, I embrace the fact that the seeming minority of people out there do think like me, and I cherish the ability to communicate with them.
In a day and age where the media likes to spread insanity, fake news, and stupidity, I prefer to think critically and share my take with you all.
Be careful when you follow the masses. Sometimes the “M” is silent.
I was born and raised in Colombia.
But I’m not (nor was I ever) an illegal. In fact, my parents applied for Political Asylum while in Colombia and soon after, we (I’m an only child) legally moved to the Beehive State–AKA Utah–in the United States. A little over nine years after we arrived, we became naturalized citizens.
Although we were familiar with other parts of the country thanks to vacations and business trips, my parents ultimately picked Utah because my dad learned how clean, organized, and put-together it was (and still is).
I’m a Catholic.
Their choice to “settle” in Utah had nothing to do with any religious ties to the state’s predominant faith. We’re all actually (cradle) Catholics. I had gone to private Catholic school my whole life, and so it made sense to have me enroll at a Catholic school when we moved here and later graduate to its sister high school.
In all honesty, as of late, I have somewhat of a complicated relationship with the Church (which I’ll be discussing on an upcoming episode). In short, I’ve found its higher-ups throwing more and more stones lately despite living in glass houses–meaning it’s easier for them to judge and condemn others before fixing their own problems first. Even though Catholicism is what I know, I have little to no respect for this hypocrisy :).
I’m a Conservative.
Not many people these days can say that they’re part of the Millennial Hispanic Conservative subset of the population, but I’m a proud member!
The reasons why I like to highlight this fact are because:
- Most non-Millennials think that Millennials are entitled, lazy couch surfers who haven’t worked a day in their life and prefer participation trophies;
- Most non-Hispanics think that Hispanics are liberals and want only handouts without any hard work; and
- Some non-Conservatives are just crazy and lack common sense.
However, I unabashedly shatter all those stereotypes and I’m on a mission to spread the image that Millennials who happen to be Hispanic and Conservative are not only sane, but also have more common sense than some think. Plus, I’m not entitled and work hard for what I want.
(I also subscribe to the belief that whatever’s not worth doing isn’t worth doing well so take that to mean whatever you’d like.)
I’m a wife and a dog mom!
I met my husband Chris on OKCupid; we “courted” for over a year before getting engaged, and then got married almost two years after our engagement.
Before you laugh at my use of the term “courted,” I’d like to remind you that it doesn’t always mean what the Duggars have co-opted it to mean. Chris and I knew very early on we were in it for the long haul and were monogamous essentially after the first date. There was no question as to with whom we’d spend the rest of our lives.
PS- Chris’s is the voice you hear at the beginning and end of each INTENTIONALLY MOUTHY episode ❤.
I’m also a blogger.
I used to think of myself as an influencer but I now think that word has “evolved” to include people who merely get off on Likes and do nothing but pose in front of a camera while offering fake endorsements of brands they wouldn’t have ever talked about if they hadn’t been compensated by that company in the first place.
So instead, I like to focus on being a blogger! I’ve been blogging since 2010-2011 and I thoroughly enjoy putting my written voice (and now my spoken voice) and unique/against-the-norm perspective out there.
You can find my blog at anniesaidso.com.
Feel free to
look listen around and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or suggestions (podcast [at] anniesaidso [dot] com).
I value your feedback tremendously: I only ask that you be respectful or else I’ll ignore it :)!