Hi, and welcome to Dear December. My name is Crystal Sanchez and this is my tiny corner of the internet. I love writing about what inspires me, whether it be traveling, fashion or everyday life. I am 25 years old and I absolutely love my job as a teacher. Every year I love to see my students grow and become intelligent, mature, compassionate young people. It brings me great fulfillment and joy. Now, my job isn’t always picture perfect and it has its struggles, but there is nothing on Earth I’d rather do.

Before becoming a teacher I worked as a Client Service Coordinator for a PR firm in Orange County. I truly enjoyed my job and all of the opportunities I was given because of it. I got to travel across the country and made some wonderful relationships in the process. It was amazing. However, after a little over a year I found myself searching for a greater purpose to my life. I reflected back on all of the people who had had a lasting impact on my life. A majority of them were teachers and that’s when I knew that I was meant to be a teacher. So I said goodbye to my PR life and embarked on a new adventure.

When I am not teaching you will probably find me binge watching a TV series on Netflix, traveling, in line for a Dole Whip at Disneyland, shopping for the perfect pair of denim jeans (because you can never have enough jeans), or spending time with family. So far I have been blessed enough to visit countries like Spain, France, England, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia over the past few years and I’m hoping Italy and Greece will be next!

Fun Facts about Me:

  • I LOVE the month of December because it is my birthday month and because people around the world seem to come together to celebrate life, love and the hope for the future.
  • My guilty pleasure is ice cream. I love that stuff! I can never leave the grocery store with just one flavor.
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is my favorite book.
  • Gilmore Girls is my favorite series. #TeamJess
  • I’ve always been in love with the ocean and I dream of one day living near it.
  • My lifelong dream is to one day learn how to play the piano.