My name is Marlena Montero and I’m a 24-year old girl/woman living in the beautiful metropolis that is New York City. I say girl/woman, because I still feel like I’m in that Britney Spears stage of no longer being a girl but not yet a woman, know what I mean?
I was born and raised in the Bronx and I’m very proud of it. I love to make lists of everything from what I need to do that day to life goals. I’m a big foodie, I’ll try anything once. I tend to stress out about things I have no actual control over, but I’m working on it.
I really love my family. My dad and I talk on the phone every day, my sister is my best friend, and my mom is the Lorelai to my Rory.
I studied journalism in college because I’m so obsessed with current events, pop culture and most importantly, writing. I feel like I’m much better at getting something across in writing than I am at speaking it. Yet, most people would say I’m a talker. I can ramble for hours, but like the stress, I’m working on it.
I love music that makes me want to dance my way out of bed. I believe a really great song can change your day. I’m very competitive. With so much of our history told by those who win, I want to be able to write my own winning history too.
I had the chance to live in Barcelona, Spain for 5 months during my senior year and I’ve caught the travel bug ever since. I like to picture spending my retired years on a beach somewhere on the coast of Italy. Hey, a girl can dream, right?
I watch lots of TV, mostly because I hope to work in it. I’m pretty much down to binge watch anything as long as it doesn’t include, gore and horror (zombies don’t count!).
I have my good qualities and my bad, but doesn’t everyone? I like to believe people’s flaws are part of what makes them beautiful. Ultimately, I want to live a life that I can look back on when I’m old and grey and just laugh at the crazy chances I took. Like that one time I ran after Rihanna in the middle of Greenwich Village when I was 12 years-old and almost lost my parents in the process. But that’s a story for another time! Trust me, I have plenty of them, and I cannot wait to share them with you.
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your own life to be here and read From, her. So here it goes! Welcome to, From, her. Stay awhile 💕