My name is Bethany Ann Rios. I am 15 years old. I live with my family in Yonkers, New York. Lived in New York all my life: I was born here.
I have two brothers (Diego and Dominico; they're 16 and 19) and three sisters (all younger: Estrella, Rosalia, and Gabriella; they're 13, 10, and six), as well as my mami y papi. Our abuela Hortenzia lives with us as well. As you can probably tell, we're Spanish: we're Mexican-American. (Our abuela and our papi were both born in Mexico.)
I am in the tenth grade at the local high school not far from where we live. I walk to school, it's that close. I usually walk with my best friend Ethelda Munoz and my big brother Diego, so I am not alone. Safer that way. I do well in all my classes, but math gives me fits sometimes; I HATE math with a purple passion!!
I wish people would accept me for who I am. I am not exactly skinny: I am built like my mami: she's a regular pudgeball. I hate wearing shorts or short skirts; it shows off my thunder thighs, and I also have a belly that pooches out; it's rather embarrassing, especially during gym class, which I also hate. Other than that, I'm not that bad looking. I have very long black hair that falls past my waist in thick, blue-black ringlets and curls, and I have dark, dark eyes. I look a lot like my beautiful mami.
I get teased by the pops (the popular kids) 'cause I don't have a boyfriend or engage in sex. I have no interest in that; I'm only fifteen years old. Why can't people get it through their head that I am not ready for sex or to fool around with a boyfriend?? I enjoy the freedoms I have, and besides, if my papi or mami knew I had a boy or was fooling around with sex, they'd both skin me alive!! I say no thanks!!
I'm more interested in church (I go to a Baptist church; I accepted Jesus when I was twelve, three years ago), hanging out with my best friends, being with family, dancing (I do ballet folklorico; have done it since I was very small; I really enjoy it!), singing, reading, playing on the computer (Facebook or YouTube), cooking, and going to the mall (again with my friends). I also enjoy talking on the phone (NO texting; I think it's stupid!).
I'm a typical teenage girl except for the fact that I happen to be a Christian. And I am proud of it! :)
Well, I have to go: Abuela is calling me. She has Alzheimer's; her memory is getting worse. (I'm home from school today because I have a doctor's appointment at one; it's just a normal checkup, so I'm not worried.) I will write in here again soon; until next time, this is Bethany Ann Rios saying adios! Hasta luego, amigos!
~Bethany Ann. :)
~To be continued.~