This is a great idea!!
I’m Marianna, author of Miss Understood and Diary of a Middle School Teacher on Episode. I also wrote a squad contest entry called The Write Team, but I’ve decided to use the characters from that story and turn it into something completely different.
I teach English as a second language in a private middle school, but I also have a part-time job teaching preschool, and in the afternoons, I give private classes in my neighborhood to kids, teens, and adults. I’ve been teaching English since 2010, and I do love my job even though there are certain aspects of it that I dislike (GRADING).
I’m half Mexican and half Greek, and I was born and raised in the USA, but I moved to Mexico when I was 22 years old. I’m a sex-repulsed asexual heteroromantic girl. I do want to get married and have children, but I haven’t met a guy that I emotionally connect with or even like yet. I’m a practicing Christian who used to go to church and Bible studies, until everything closed down due to the pandemic. However, I respect everyone’s beliefs and prefer to keep the peace even when I disagree. I don’t believe in forcing people; if they are interested in knowing about my faith, I will tell them. But if they only want to mock me and debate with me, then I don’t feel comfortable talking with them because debates and arguments make me feel very anxious.
The most important people in my life that I love with all my heart are my sweet little nephews. They are actually my cousin’s kids. Their mom is Mexican and their dad is Lebanese, and that’s where my love for Lebanese food came from. They own a restaurant with the most delicious Lebanese food ever. They lived next door to me up until August, which is when they moved to the USA, but my cousin said it would only be for a year, so I hope and pray every day that they return. I miss them like crazy. I also love my mom very much; we have a great relationship and she has always been my number one supporter and best friend.
I value loyalty, friendship, family, and faith. I love writing, teaching, cooking, lettering, and practicing makeup techniques. I’m an obsessive all-or-nothing person. I consider myself an ambivert. Sometimes I feel melancholic and don’t feel like interacting with anyone, but other times I crave company and friendship. I’m very friendly and talkative with people I feel comfortable around, but shy and serious with those who I don’t feel comfortable expressing myself with.
My favorite flowers are sunflowers because of the song (You’re a sunflower; I think your love would be too much) which first was my nephews’ favorite song, and then became mine a year ago. Sunflowers are happy flowers that symbolize hope and loyalty, and whenever I see a sunflower or hear that song, I feel hopeful for better days to come, and to be able to see my boys again.
I dislike rude attitudes, people who speak to me in a harsh tone, politics, debating, dirty talk, morbid stuff, rejection, and loneliness. When I’m very passionate about something, I don’t like it when people diss it and try to make it seem like it’s trash just because they don’t like it.
What I want in life right now is to finish my ongoing stories and have people read and enjoy them, see my nephews again, and meet my students once this pandemic is controlled and we are allowed to go back to regular classes.