Hey there! Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my website!
I figured a good way to kick things off is by introducing myself. My name is Xochitl Adriana Jaime-Aguirre. Simple enough, right? Growing up, I hated my first name, Xochitl, because when we moved to the States nobody could pronounce it, everybody thought that was my last name and Jaime was my first name, and so to make things easier, I started going by my middle name, Adriana, which is much easier to say! But as I grew older, I came to really embrace and love my first name as I found out more about it. There is a legend of Xochitl being a badass Aztec princess, it means "flower", and it is the day in the Aztec calendar for creating beauty. That last part really stood out to me when I found out about it because that is what I hope to be able to do and show to you guys through this site.
Creating is something that I have always done, but it was such a normal part of my life that I had never looked at it as me being a "creative". I have been working on embracing that side of me through my love for photography, of being in the kitchen and with writing over the last couple of years, and it's been a really incredible, fun (and sometimes terrifying!) process. I am loving getting to meet and collaborate with people I admire, pushing myself out of my comfort zone, trying new things, and falling on my face but learning from it! I feel like I've spent a while trying to figure out what it is I want to do and have actually figured out more of what I don't want to do, so at least I'm narrowing things down :)
I also hope to have this be a place where I can share not just the pretty side of life through images and recipes, but also the reality of our every day lives and how ugly and hard that can be sometimes! A huge part of my life the last handful of years has been my journey becoming a Christian and how my faith affects my life, and I know there are lots of us that could use encouragement and accountability in those areas, so I hope to be able to share - and hear from you! - about these things with you through my blog.
Thanks again for stopping by, and feel free to reach out and say hello!