I am Tanika Santos.
Today someone told me something very profound. "I guarantee in 20 years you will be a tragedy because of the decisions you made. Come talk to me when it happens." Maybe I'm the fool for having been so blissfully happy and thus so blissfully blind to people's dislike of me but this was the first time I experienced someone's prejudice and oddly enough it made me happy. I have never been more certain of who I am until that moment when someone challenged me. My choices in life though not all great are all special because they are mine and they have taken me on this journey to where I am now. I am in a place where I can radiate happiness and receive the fruits of my positive energy; adventure, friendship and the occasional asshole to remind myself that not everyone thinks the way I do and that's ok. I know who I am. I'm the girl who dances too wildly, laughs too loudly, smiles too much, writes posts that are just too long, in your eyes I am whoever you think I am. I love to bring people joy but at the end of the day I won't change who I am for anyone. I still have so much to learn but right now I am everything I've ever wanted to be. I am Tanika Santos. 😁