Hi there! Thank you so much for taking time to check out my blog, my name is Monica B and I’m very pleased to meet you!
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. — W. Clement Stone
I was born in Tijuana Mexico but came to live in the US when I became 12 years old. Due to living in poverty and a not so loving home, I looked for ways to escape my reality and to a safer environment. I quickly became obsessed with anime, books and video games, specially those featuring a righteous main character that overcomes all the obstacles in their life to become a respected and strong member of society.
However my family’s somewhat unstable economic situation proved it difficult to buy a lot of books, video games let alone anime or manga, so I started drawing my favorite characters and making up stories of them in my head. To this day I continue to draw and enjoy all of the interests I had as a kid and hope that some of the skills and knowledge I’ve gained from them can help me get a job that I can genuinely enjoy.
Even though my interests dint change much throughout the years, my less than ideal life situations made it hard to enjoy them at all. I almost stopped drawing altogether because I moved out at 18 and had to work a full time job to pay bills. I also reached a point in life in which I was going to pursue an occupation that would please my abusive parents, but I was in a serious car accident that shattered my spine a few years ago, which made me want to live life to the fullest.
My professional goals at the moment are to become a successful graphic and web designer, make enough money to pay my bills and not worry about food or rent. For my personal goals I would like to be able to draw anime characters and get paid for them, I also would like to learn to make animated drawings, make my own comic book in the “manga” aesthetic, make a “Visual Novel” genre video game, and if I’m feeling ambitious, make a small “YouTube” animated series in the “Anime Aesthetic.”
Some of my goals might sound childish or somewhat unattainable but I believe that if I aim for seemingly unattainable goals, even if I fail I will have accomplished something that I can be proud of. I also would like to try to attain my goals and fail than die not even trying and regretting or wondering if I could’ve. From my personal experience the meaning of life is to do something, since a person can go insane if they’re not kept busy; therefore why not spend your life doing things that make you happy and you enjoy? Especially if they’re positive activities that don’t hurt anyone else or yourself.
-By Monica B.