I am a model, singer, songwriter, designer, dancer from Slovenia (yes, where first lady is from, Her hometown is 15mins away from my hometown) don't hate me for that please, hehe.
So my story starts with a New Year's resolution 2015/2016, where I was at the point, asking myself, looking back at my achievements and I realized I haven't had enough. I wanted more. I believe in constant education and personal growth, I haven't really thought I would be in US, when I met a boy from El Paso in Trieste, Italy while going out and we clicked. We kept writing for more than half a year, when he was like "Hey, why you don't come here to US?" He was surprised about me willing to come to El Paso. It took a while to come through the plans, but it happened.
I promised myself I would start taking risks back than in 2016 and then since, I'm doing it. El Paso was my best decision Ever! People were so kind, the places were dreamful, andI met a lot of new people. I think it's totally opposite to our culture. Latinos are the most open and lovable people on the world. I live by belief that everything has its purpose and have no regrets, this one is the hardest, because I really liked him, he is amazing person, talented musician and much more, but couldn't help myself, which grew us apart. We had a great time while it lasted. I lived my American dreams. I went to pool parties and had best time of my life in El Paso. When people ask me now what did you do there? They are all surprise "El Paso!? Texas, There is nothing!" But in reality I would say it's the most amazing place I ever visited , when I arrived there was a lot of construction. So just waking up every day for the past 4/5 months, seeing that fast growth of the City, how connected community #DTEP is, wishing our culture would be capable of something like that! I won even an earings before Christmas, which I forgot to collect at the end from Imperio Real Boutique on 101 Mesa Street, for best Holiday Story.
I had a kiss under the mistletoe, had my first wrapped thing called burrito, I've been hiking in beautiful Franklin Mountains, had few Photoshoots with Thomas J. Leonard and Photographer who came from Huston SKY photography, I was supposed to have it with the great Frank8564 but we were both too busy and our schedules conflicted too much. Maybe when I come back, who knows. I've been as well to other places around, Austin, New Mexico, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, where I had a part as a "nurse" which happened to be so spontaneous, haha. I like NYC but there is nothing like TX. I will surely keep returning, if Mr. Trump will let me, hehe :D. I could write so much more about this amazing city but I think I told the point, how amazing this part of the state really is! And I was afraid to come at first because of the movies, you can't imagine my parents haha.
Thank you for this opportunity to interview me I really enjoyed telling my story trip to this amazing city El Paso, TX, and "tu casa es mi casa" to all my to all this kind people I met, whenever or wherever I will be! ! Barbara.
Words by Barbara.