10 Things About Myself
Do I know you?
I'm relaunching my blog and I'm incredibly excited about it. The last couple months have been a rollercoaster and I will admit that I neglected my blog. So in the spirit of connecting with those of you who read my blog, I wanted to share 10 things about myself..
1. I was born in Puerto Rico
Most people would actually assume I was born in the US. I was born in Ponce, Puerto and Spanish was my first language. I came to live in Philadelphia when I was two years old and the rest was history.
2. I speak two languages
Being that Spanish was my first language, I learned English early in life. I don't have an accent but I can speak it fluent Spanish. It has been a lifesaver for myself and fellow co-workers. I've been dragged into the room for translation plenty of times. Let me say this... the stories that I've had to translate have been a trip. No one would honestly believe me but I'll digress.
3. I get bored easily
As a true Sagittarius, I get bored very easily. I have to constantly be doing something and can be very one track minded. I'm working on this but I'm still a work in progress.
4. I'm a Photographer
I love photography and I'd like to commit to my photography full time at some point.
5. I work in New York City
When the opportunity to work in NYC came around, I did NOT hesitate to take it. It has always been a dream of mine to work in NY and I've accomplished that. I love the work that I do that I commute from Philadelphia to NYC every day. My commute is about two hours but I've been doing it for a year now and I've grown to love it. A lot of great things have come out of commuting and I'll never say I hate it. Would I love to live in NYC? Absolutely, once that opportunity arrives, I will.
6. I love Jesus
I do. I make no excuse about it. He has brought me through a storm of depression and led me to the most amazing group of people I have ever met. I am not saying I am perfect. I am compassionate but I still have problems cursing... yes I curse.. I'm still a work in progress and he knows that.
7. I actively volunteer with Elevation Church
I came across a video from Pastor Steven Furtick back in July 2016 while I was going through a serious depression. Eight months earlier, I had ended a draining 8 year relationship that left me broken emotionally, physically and mentally. I began to follow Pastor Steven on Instagram which led me to his live streaming worship experiences. After watching for about a month, I reached out and decided to volunteer. I serve as an online chat room host for the Elevation Church youtube channel on Sundays. I have also been blessed to lead an e-Group of amazing women who mean the world to me.
8. I love MUSIC
I simple can't live without music. While I type this blog post, I'm listening to the 80's rock playlist on Spotify. I live for 80's rock especially bands such as Journey, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Skid Row, Aerosmith, Poison, Warrant etc. I am also a fan of country music..( I can hear the laughs now). My music ranges as I can listen to Reggaeton and Salsa and jump right into a guitar solo listening to Journey. Trust me, It has happened. I am also a fan of The Weeknd and Bruno Mars.
9. I love to Paint
After my grandfather passed away in 2010, I lost my creative outlets. My grandfather was the artist in the family, so sitting with him and watching him draw boats was something i loved doing. After his passing, I slowly began to find things to keep my mind from missing him.. painting helped. I have two paintings in my living room that I painted and I have to say I'm pretty proud of.
10. I live for Fashion and Makeup
... some would call this a shopping addiction. (GUILTY) I live for a bright bag to match my lipstick. I take a considerable amount of time in getting ready in the morning. I love makeup and being able to play with colors. I love to wear black because I am more of a BOLD BAG AND MAKEUP kind of gal. If you want to gift me clothes... make sure it's BLACK. I'll accept floral print too.. see I can compromise. :)
I hope this new blog post helps you understand the girl behind the blog.