About Me

“If you dream it, you can do it.”
-Walt Disney

Hola! Let me just tell you a little bit about myself.
I was born in Havana, Cuba and emigrated to the United States with my family when I was around 14 years old.

Anitas FootprintsMy passions have always been to write, read and travel. I graduated from Florida International University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Spanish Literature. After graduation, I did not know which direction to follow with that major. At first, my intentions were to become a newspaper or magazine editor, but things didn’t turn out that way. Instead, I started to work mainly as a substitute teacher for the primary years. And soon after that, I realized that I had a love and a vocation for teaching. Consequently, I decided to move to Houston to complete a certification in Primary Bilingual Teaching (Spanish and English). While teaching in Houston, I met my other half and we got married within two years of having a serious relationship. Then, we decided to move to Miami where most our closer family relatives live.

Anitas footprints New ZelandIn September of 2012 my husband received an offer job to move to Christchurch, New Zealand and here we are since then. I became an expatriate wife and a freelance journalist. Some of my free time is now dedicated to enjoy writing for this blog. I hope you like reading about my stories and favorite quotes. Come back soon!

Anita Betancourt

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