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Now that we have the important stuff posted, it’s time I introduced myself. My name is Marina Isabela Melendez, but you can call me either Marina or Rina. Welcome to my blog! It’s simply an online journal, but a little less personal.

I’m a writer. Since I could hold a pencil, I’ve been a writer. In fourth grade, I wrote my own screenplays for the class to perform. Just because. When I was in third grade, I wrote my own (horrible) poetry book. It’s almost innate. Here, I present some of my struggles and solutions with writing. It’s Marina all in one place!

I’m also a lover of nature. The earth, the environment, animals, all living things — it’s what I value. Therefore, I do the best I can to help. As of now, I’m living in New York City and learning about myself, finding ways to become zero-waste. I’ve wanted to live in the city my entire life, but my heart also longs to become one with nature. I will. One day. I’m making my rounds with life so I am never, ever left with the question “What if I had done this instead?”

Some of my likes include music (Mumford & Sons, Iron & Wine, Florence + the Machine, Vera Blue, The Lumineers, Johnny Gill, Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Khalid, Billie Marten, Daughter, Amos Lee, and much more!), photography, fashion, gardening, running, sports, reading, learning, and teaching.

Welcome to my blog, and I hope you enjoy your stay.


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