You're so exotic . . . . . said everyone EVER


I love when people say, ” Wow you’re so exotic! Where are you from?”

Unfortunately my answer isn’t as exotic as they would probably expect.

I reply: "I’m from Boston.”

They then reply: "Are you Cape Verde?”

Me: “No, I’m not Cape Verde. I’m not from the city - but a small town in Massachusetts that’s not so Exotic”



Sometime I wish I could be like “yes I’m from Brazil, or yes I’m from Barbados” – but NO, I’m from the woods from the chair city capital of New England to be exact. Then I just explain my ancestry which is a lot more cooler than where I was born and raised and yea > totally EXOTIC.

But I do love the word Exotic- it’s a fancier way to say wow you look different. I love different. Different rocks. Love yourself for who you are. Love that you are different. Don’t try to fit in- that’s boring. Be YOU. Always!

PS: According to Merriam-Webster Exotic means:

1: introduced from another country : not native to the place where found <exotic plants>

2: archaic : foriegn, alien

3: strikingly, excitingly, or mysteriously different or unusual<exotic flavors>


  1. No. From the US.
  2. Sometimes I pretend to be foreign, and wish I was an alien.

I choose 3. What’s Yo Flava? ;)



xoxo, Blu