It wasn't until after I moved back to New Mexico from Mexico that I got the bug to do something in the film area, even though I was studying engineering. But it took me a lot more time before I actually started working on this dream.
Meanwhile, I dug around a bit about La Llorona in New Mexico, and realized that after so many years of believing she was from my home town up north, actually, she had hit pretty much all of New Mexico. (I didn't learn about her background in Mexico until much later.)
What place did you grow up believing she was from?