It has always been difficult for me to talk about myself. I think I would rather answer a question, so lets say that you entered this page saying: Javier, tell me something interesting about yourself… Siempre ha sido dificil para mi hablar sobre mi mismo. Creo que prefiero contestar preguntas, asi que digamos que entraste a esta pagina diciendo: Javier, cuentame algo interesante sobre ti…

I was born in Punta Arenas, Chile. It’s a small city in the deep south of Chile were summer almost doesn’t exist. I lived there until I was 12-years-old and moved out of my house to pursue my (at that time) dream of becoming a professional tennis player. So I moved to Santiago – about 3 hours north flying – and enrolled in a very competitive tennis academy. At the age of 17 I returned to live with my family for a year. I came home with the intention of moving again, this time to the United States to attend college. I felt like it was necessary to spend some quality time with my family before moving away again. I arrived in Nashville at the age of 18 to attend Belmont University where I played tennis, made friends, got a great education and most importantly…I met my wife. I graduated from Belmont and the enrolled at Lipscomb University to pursue a master’s degree which I finished two years later. We could say that is a quick summary of my Javier Rodriguez life. Naci en Punta Arenas, Chile. Una ciudad pequena en lo profundo del sure de Chile donde el verano casi no existe. Vivi alli hasta los 12 anos cuando me mude para seguir mi sueno (en ese momento) de convertirme en un jugador profesional de tenis. Asi que me fui a Santiago – a 3 horas de vuelo hacia el norte – e ingrese a una academia de tenis muy competitiva. A los 17 anos volvi a vivir con mi familia por 1 ano. La razon de esta esta decision fue mi intencion de mudarme nuevamente, esta vez a los Estados Unidos para entrar a la universidad. Senti que antes de irme tan lejos era necesario pasar tiempo con mis seres queridos, Llegue a Nashville a los 18 anos para asistir a la universidad de Belmont donde jugue tenis, hice amigos, recibi una gran educacion y lo mas importante…conoci a mi esposa. Me gradue de Belmont y luego entre a la universidad de Lipscomb para completar una maestria, la cual termine luego de 2 anos. Se podria decir que ese el resumen de mi vida como Javier Rodriguez.
In 2009 I married Leslie, and together we started our Los Rodriguez life. After our first anniversary we adopted our first dog, Chupete, shortly after we bought our first house, almost immediately we adopted our second dog, Choripan, and since then every day is a new adventure. I love working on the house, doing some arts and crafts, playing with my dogs, spending time with my wife, exploring new places, and just enjoying the simple things that sometimes we all take for granted. I value family more than anything in this world, and even though many times I dream about having a bunch of things and being able to do anything I want, my family is all I need to be the happiest person on this planet. El 2009 me case con Leslie, y juntos empezamos la vida de Los Rodriguez. Luego de nuestro primer aniversario, adoptamos nuestro primer perro, Chupete, poco despues compramos nuestra primera casa, casi inmediatamente adoptamos nuestro segundo perro, Choripan, y desde entonces cada dia es una nueva aventura. Me encanta trabajar en la casa, hacer cosas artisticas, jugar con mis perros, pasar tiempo con mi esposa, explorar nuevos lugares, y disfrutar de las cosas simples que a veces no apreciamos como deberiamos. Valoro la familia por sobre todas las cosas en este mundo, y a pesar que a veces sueno con tener muchas cosas o poder hacer muchas otras, mi familia es todo lo que necesito para ser la persona mas feliz del planeta.

2 responses to “Javier”

  1. Thanks so much for visiting our blog and giving us a “like”. You guys are adorable! yes, you and the dog… but I meant you and your wife. You have a wonderful blog full of life and fun. Nice job, great photos, and enjoyable posts. Good luck with the workout… it seems like the P90X is pretty tough.

    • No problem, thanks for sharing your renovation adventure! Your blog is super cool, we are always interested in seeing other people’s experiences with DIY projects. We havent been able to do a major reno project yet, but in the meantime we gather information! hahaha Keep up the good posts!

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