My name is Beba Schlottmann and I am passionate about life! Don’t take me wrong, I am not an expert at anything. I am simply a dedicated learner of new and old things. I was born in Puerto Rico and move to the United States in my early teens. I am bilingual, speaking fluent Spanish & English. I am married to Brian Schlottmann, a man who supports my dreams and adventures. Together, we produced two amazingly creative sons, who are precious and dear to me. I enjoy spending time with my family; they keep me moving forward, and teach me valuable lessons about the things that really matter.
My husband and I founded and launched, Abante International, a non-profit organization whose mission is to prepare university students to LEARN, LIVE & LEAD in a global community. Basically, students will study collegiate courses while engaging with communities in the United States, and around the world for nine months. The students or colleagues (as we like to call them) will graduate with global relationships, leadership training, college credits and a strong spiritual formation base. If you get a chance, check us out at http://www.abante.me. You will find that many of my stories come from my travels with our organization, and the many lessons learned along the way.
Aside from my work with Abante International, I enjoy sketching, writing, cooking, traveling, and even teaching myself how to play the guitar! I’m always thinking of new and creative ways to get things done. I enjoy spending time with friends I’ve made all over the world, and listening to their stories. I enjoy going to the movies, shopping (I mean, who doesn’t?), and I also enjoy going for long hikes or walks through nature trails. My guilty pleasure is watching Korean dramas (don’t judge!), and I truly like people.
As you can see, I am an adventurous woman. My motto is: Live Life to the Fullest! Life is short and we need to enjoy the good things God has provided, while also devoting ourselves to the things he expects–the things that leave a mark. I have learned that If I live a selfish life, I accomplish nothing worth writing about. However, if I live life in selfless abandon to the purposes of God, then I can say I have accomplish something meaningful. I know my time on earth is but a dash. But regardless of the length God allows for me to live, I want my time here to count for something. I don’t just want to be here, I want to live to the fullest!
That’s me in a nutshell!