Some people in this life spend a lot of time and effort trying to differentiate themselves from the rest. I was blessed and fortunate to inherit a beautiful and complex Latin American heritage, culture, life, family and story that has made it easy to be different in the US. It has colored and shaped my personality throughout time. If there’s one thing I learned is that you can’t take yourself too seriously. An individualistic path and lifestyle can easily set us up to forget that we have more in common than differences setting us apart. No matter what you say, your pedos may smell like roses, but they’re still pedos.
I started this blog in 2009 after moving to Mexico and feeling like my world had been turned upside down. Documenting my experience with humorous social commentary gave birth to my alter ego Payazaro. It was also a great opportunity to share some of my crazy stories with family and friends back in the US. If you’ve been a follower of my blog throughout my time in Mexico, you’ll realize that my tone, attitude and stories have changed significantly since moving back to the US in 2012.
Now that I’ve been back in the US for about a year, the realities I faced in Mexico make more sense and contrasting them to the life I live now is surreal. Writing as if I were still in Mexico is impossible. Who I am, what I think about, and the purpose of this blog have also inevitably evolved. This blog is no longer just about infusing stories with humor and childlike wit (trust me, there will still be plenty of fart and poop jokes…I love fart and poop jokes). I want to embrace a new exploration of the multifaceted aspects of my life as a Latino, husband, christian, brother, friend, comedian, professional… osea, lo que me hace un ser humano.
Who knows, maybe one day I’ll write a book. When that day comes, I don’t want to look back at my posts and find that the common theme/topic were farts and poop references. Time to diversify my content. Thanks for reading.
PS. I wrote this while on the toilet.