October 6, 2014

OBC: Story Behind the Blog Name and Favorite Films

Not trying to jinx myself or anything, but I'd say I'm doing a pretty good job with this blogging challenge and I'm really enjoying creating the posts!

Today I'm combining numbers 4 & 5. Up first? The blog name.

Story Behind A Latte Learn

When I first started blogging I had just moved to Florida and seriously needed a hobby. I filled a lot of my free time with reading blogs and thought writing my own would be a fun way to document what I was up to miles away from my friends and family. 

I didn't do much research or planning before starting my own blog and I cringe now at what my first setup was like. I originally named my blog Live. Laugh. Learn. I didn't have any real direction and was too worried about looking like other successful blogs rather than creating my own image. 

I was also reading mostly fitness and "healthy living" blogs which I was trying to emulate. I workout and I enjoy trying to live a healthy and fit lifestyle but that was a blogger mold I was trying to fit into that wasn't really me. 

I really despised my unoriginal blog name so I thought long and hard about changing my name to something more me. The one thing I did give some thought to from the beginning was the"learn" aspect. It has always been a part of my blog name because I truly believe in being a lifelong learner (can you tell I'm a teacher?). Learning from life's experiences, big or small, is important to me. It's how we grow as people and what you put into life is what you'll get out of it. I like being open minded and experiencing new things. I strive to live life to the fullest as hard as it may be at times.

This post on my 25 year lesson kind of shows where my vision for this attitude really blossomed.

I changed my name to A Latte Learn and haven't looked back since.
My header has changed a time or two...

...but I love the simplicity and color scheme of the blog now. Yeah the name is on the corny side. But I teach 1st grade mmmkay?

Funny thing is I'm not a huge latte drinker, but I love all things coffee so the name works. Drinking coffee can be a very relaxing and social experience and I like to snuggle up with a cup when I write or read other blogs. I enjoy the coffee shop image that pops into my head when I read the blog name.
So there's the long winded story behind my blog name--the whole blog concept, really.

Top 5 Favorite Movies

Gosh, these change all of the time. If I could do it by category I wouldn't have to leave so many good ones out. I'd call these the top 5 movies I could watch over and over again and never tire of them. 
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (You don't know how hard it was to choose 1 HP!)
  •  Hook
  • A League of Their Own
  • Top Gun
  • The Holiday
Disney and Christmas movies are just in whole other leagues so that's why none of them made the list! ;) 

And that's all for today folks! 

What's a movie that you never get sick of watching?


  1. The Holiday is a Christmas movie. Always the first one I watch in December!

  2. Amanda @ A Latte LearnOctober 7, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    I knew someone would point that out. True it takes place at Christmas but the focus on the love stories is my excuse to watch it all year round.

  3. OMG THE HOLIDAY!! I flipping love that movie, however it always makes me sad because I was a sexy love story like that too! The movie brings back memories of Freshman year of college for me! My friend and I ditched class to go see it, and it was a cold winter day, where everyone was hiding inside, so it was so quiet when we walked to the theater, aw man, I even can remember the smells in the air! I flipping love the holidays!



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