This is just a small fun space answering questions about the things I get asked all the time whether it’s about veganism or just in general….
When did you go vegan?
I went vegan in April 2011! This makes me feel old haha. April 12 to be exact.
Why did you go vegan?
I had previously been vegetarian for one year, but then I went back to eating meat. That one year and a half I was back on meat I felt guilty about it. Then out of nowhere I stopped enjoying eggs, cheese, cow’s milk and I knew I was turning vegan on my own but didn’t know how to make that change. That’s when I read “The Kind Diet” and it made it so easy for me to start eating plant-based. Haven’t turned back after all these years :))
Do you miss eating meat?
At this point I am so used to eating plant based I don’t even think about meat. I crave so much to eat veggies, fruit, and have smoothies in the morning to start my day. When I smell meat barbecue it’s not appetizing to me.
BLOGGING / YOUTUBE
When did you start your blog?
When my daughter was a baby I had a lot of free time. This is when I opened my blog on Blogger but I had previously been on Piczo (no longer exists) and Wix. I started with the intention of just having a blog but didn’t have an idea what I was doing hehe. I would say I officially started around 2014 about the same time I started my YouTube channel.
Should I have Blogger or WordPress?
I like Blogger because it’s so user-friendly. If you don’t know anything about blogging or HTML coding I would say start with Blogger. Plus it’s supper affordable at only $10 a year. If you want something more advanced and professional go with WordPress. With it comes bigger payments and many bumps along the way.
Should I blog in two languages?
Personally I like to reach my content to two different audiences. I’ve noticed over the years each one is different. Just keep in mind that it’s more time and work. If you truly enjoy blogging and you don’t mind translating then I say go for it.
What camera do you use?
For my photos and videos I tend to use my Canon 70D with the 18-135mm lens it came with. When I take videos I also use a Rode VideoMic microphone. As a side camera I have a Canon G7 X Mark II for the go or for more casual vlog footage especially if I’m travelling. Visit my Resources page for all the equipment I use.
How do you make money online?
Half of my income comes from YouTube ads on my videos, collaborations with brands, affiliate links, and the digital products I sell on my blog. To sustain my income I also have an office part time job. I go more into detail here: 5 Ways To Make Money Online.
How old / how tall are you?
I might not look like it but I’m currently in my 30’s and shorter than 5’2. People always think I’m much younger :))
Where are you from?
Ni de aquí, ni de all!á (Not from here, nor from there). I was born in the US, my mom is from Guatemala, and my dad is from Honduras. In certain ways I have my gringa side, but sometimes I have my latina side. My gringa side: I’m always on time, and I dance really basic. My latina side: I’m very romantic, and sometimes I get cranky for the small things (plus I’m Aries, the Dragon) haha.
You know you look like Shakira when she had black hair?
Haha, I get this alllll the time! On my Instagram photo comments, my YouTube channel comments, even from people who’ve seen her in real life! She’s beautiful but I still don’t see the resemblance lol
Do you want to have more kids?
That’s a tough one because I don’t have a boyfriend to begin with haha. I was single for six years, then I dated George for three years (he will always have a special place in my heart), and now I’m single again. Who knows, sometimes I get baby fever and sometimes I don’t want to know anything about babies lol.
What’s your religion?
In my family there’s a christian, a catholic, an atheist, and I follow a spiritual path. We all have different beliefs and we respect each other. I enjoy meditation, yoga, eating plant based, learning about the Universe, I recycle to help Mother Earth, etc. To put it simple I don’t follow any religion however I do believe in Angels, and the LOA ♥