Yes, my name really is Xenia. No, I was not born in Xenia, Ohio. I was born in Panama in Central America, where my parents were born and raised. My father, with my mother’s consent, named me Xenia, and in Panama it is pronounced “sane-ya”. I know that you will be tempted to call me “zeen-ya”, but in my case that would be incorrect. My Xenia is pronounced “sane-ya”.
My father was a Latin jazz musician (Dad played the drums) in Panama, and when I was still a very little girl he decided to come to America, so the USA is where I was raised. When I was eight years old I became an American citizen and I am very proud of that. I still embrace my Panamanian cultural heritage as well as my African heritage. I am proud of all of these aspects of my being.
I started this blog in October 2011 to be an online journal of my Victorian brownstone restoration, but it has grown into so much more very quickly. I love to write and my blog certainly feeds that part of me well. I have lots of thoughts that I like writing down. I have actually been writing in journals throughout the years since I was thirteen years old. I still have that first journal too. The internet brings a new spin to journaling. It has certainly expanded my world, and many other bloggers have inspired me so much. I thank you all for that. I hope that I inspire you as you all continue to inspire me.
My passions include: (in no particular order)
Watching movies that contain romance.
Metaphysics and Sacred Alchemy
My chosen spiritual path
Being active in my community
Classic Soul music
Easy listening music
Arts and crafts
The Renaissance Period
Being the proud owner of a Queen Anne Victorian brownstone
Furthering my education
Historic preservation is important to me, so I am lovingly restoring my home. I purchased my first house in 1999 and it was a federal row house circa 1790. I thought that I would be living in that house for many years until I saw this one that was crying out for someone to love her back to health. So after five years of living in my first house I sold it. You can see pictures and read all the posts pertaining to my Victorian brownstone HERE.
I write about a lot of different things. It was too challenging for me to keep this blog on one area of focus. I have a lot of respect for bloggers who can successfully do that.
My first passion is my spirituality, and I am a part of 3 Dispensations. I see all of life as spiritual. I am an individualization of Mother-Father God, expressing in this physical embodiment on earth. One of my favorite quotes is “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me“. I am coming at that statement from a metaphysical standpoint; not a religious one. We are creator beings and my main goal in life is to bring forth fully on earth the Christ that abides in me. It is who I really AM.
As I’ve said earlier I love to read. I am passionate about books and reading. So much so that I have hundreds of books, but I have read thousands throughout my life so far. I cannot imagine a world without books. Reading enriches my life, and I love to get lost in the stories. Growing up I decided that one day I would have my own personal library room in my own home, and that has become a reality. I enjoy writing book reviews and you can read all of mine HERE. My book review page is updated regularly.
I did not finish college when I first went straight out of high school. In 2013 I returned to school after many years. On June 13, 2015 I was conferred my Bachelor of Science degree in Cultural Studies from the State University of New York Empire State College. I am now pursuing my Masters degree. You can read my life list of things I want to accomplish HERE.
The above is me at present, and below is me at age 14. My face really never changes. I still look the same, just older. When I was a little girl I used to get teased for having big prominent eyes. By the time I reached my high school years that was what all the guys loved so I ended up having the last laugh.
I give you my deep heartfelt thanks for stopping by my blog. I say YES to life everyday, and I sure hope that you do too.