My First blog post
Where it all started
What’s up everyone, my name is Jovanne Diego and this is my first blog post. I’m going to tell you a little about my life and some key moments that made me who I am today. This blog is about self-improvement and includes some tips and ideas on how to be a better YOU, to create the life you always wanted. In order to better yourself you have to make a lot of changes in your life mentally, physically, and spiritually. I’ll be here to give you some advice and maybe even help you develop a new thought process to help you take those little steps to a better you.
I was born in Los Angeles California (Let me know where you are from in the comment section below). I am 100% Mexican and very proud of it. My parents were always caring and patient, they did everything for my three siblings and I. We lived in a lower-class neighborhood on the east side of Los Angeles and in the 90’s, gangs and gang violence were at an all time high around us. My uncle was in a gang and was killed a few weeks after I was born. My parents decided to move to Las Vegas a couple of years later, to give us a better life and get away from the violence.
moving to Las Vegas
I didn’t want to move at first because I didn’t want to leave my family or my friends. It was really hard to get used to a new city because we didn’t have any family in Vegas and we didn’t know anyone there. It was a whole new world for me, everything was different. We moved when Las Vegas was slowly growing, and I think that helped us adjust a little faster. I quickly made friends and I really started to focus on soccer and playing sports. It was something I really liked but wasn’t great at in the beginning. That’s when my dad started to instill hard work and dedication in me. I trained really hard for years and I accomplished a lot in sports. I knew if I worked hard I could accomplish anything and that’s what I did with everything I focused on from that point on.
After graduating from high school I had a little stint in college. I started community college then transferred to UNLV. It was hard to decide what I wanted to do for the rest of my life at the age of 20, so I just kept going even though I was really confused on what I wanted to major in. I ended up changing my major 3-4 times and I became really frustrated with the whole situation. I kept just showing up to class until I eventually decided to drop out. It took a lot of thinking, but I decided to just live life for a couple of years and decide what I wanted to do later. I don’t think school was for me and I’m glad I realized that sooner than later. I liked learning new things and I always read a lot of books, but sitting in class for hours and listening to subjects I wasn’t interested in was killing me slowly.
Years after college
After dropping out of college, I started working in the restaurant industry full time and I focused a lot of my time on work. I was making decent money but made some really bad investments with it. I bought nice cars instead of buying real estate and invested in some business ventures that never went through. I learned a lot during these years and I don’t regret anything. I failed in a lot of business ventures because I was not fully invested in it or I sometimes didn’t really believe in it. I was never afraid of trying something different, even if it meant losing some money and time. During this time my dad decided to start his own business in Oaxaca, Mexico. He wanted to open a waterpark! My grandpa had owned a waterpark for several years now, so naturally, my dad wanted to expand and make his own. I started helping my dad with whatever money I could in the beginning because his project was going to take several years and a lot of money upfront. When my dad started to frequent Oaxaca more because of his business, I would go and try to learn as much as I could. My dad would wake up around 4-5 am everyday, and start his day by having meetings with the contractors and his employees. I would wake up a little later and tag along with him, learning how to talk to people and absorbing as much as I could. He didn’t have many breaks but at the end of the day we would have a beer to relax after all the hard work. One thing I learned during these days in Mexico was to enjoy the moment and be present all the time. It was hard for me to do because I was always thinking about the future, but this experience taught me a lot about focusing on the present.
This was just a small dive into my younger years of life. I will start sharing more about my life, including the highs and lows, in future post. I want to be completely honest because this is my first blog post and that means I have to be vulnerable. Honestly, I was reluctant on starting this blog because I didn’t know how to do any of it. It took me a couple of months to really learn the basics and I am still learning everyday. Everything takes time to learn but if you take action everyday, anything is possible. I hope I can motivate you to take the next step in your life and become what you aspire to be. Let’s begin this new journey together.