The Meaning Behind My Blog’s Name

Let’s get something straight – I Loo0o0o0o0o0oVE TCU. If you know me, you know I am pretty much a walking billboard for my alma mater. And I do it FO FREE. If you don’t know me, then one thing you MUST know is my passion towards anything and everything TCU, from athletics to academics. Don’t worry, I’m not an obnoxious fan. LOL jk, I’m pretty vocal about how awesome we are. But hey, I also know about respect and giving credit where credit is due.

To be frank, I was set on either going to Texas A&M or The University of Texas at Austin. And although I got accepted to both, you could say it was my destiny to be a Horned Frog… for starters, my birthday month is February, which means my birthstone is the amethyst *cough* it’s purple *cough*

Growing up south of Fort Worth gave me the opportunity to get acquainted with TCU from an early age. Fast-forward to senior year of high school, I knew TCU was the perfect place for me. Fast-forward to graduation day at Amon G. Carter Stadium on May 10th, 2014, I felt an immense sense of gratitude, accomplishment, and overall thankfulness walking across the stage to shake Chancellor Boschini’s hand (along with taking a selfie with him <<- click there) and receiving my undergraduate degree from one of the most prestigious universities in Texas. If you haven’t had the chance to visit TCU, I highly recommend it. And while you are at it, you should check out Dutch’s Burgers, Buffalo Bros, and The Pub – trust me, they won’t disappoint.

Long story short, that is how I fell in love with anything and everything purple. Like I mentioned in “Welcome to The Amor for Purple,” I was born in Ecuador and raised in the United States. Being bilingual has its advantages, hands down. For example, Latinos LOVE to speak Spanish in front of their gringo friends to mess with them. We can also laugh in two languages… jajajahahaha, which means at times Spanglish is the best form of communication when trying to tell a story in Spanish, English, or BOTH. And if you can’t recall from the 2+ years of high school Spanish you might have taken, the word “amor” translates to “love,” so I figured it would be appropriate to give my blog’s name a sense of my cultural background. That’s all 🙂