"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice." - Wayne Dyer


Friday, January 8, 2016

2 Major Benefits of Moving

Life is never more stressful than when you are planning to move. It seems like no matter how much we try to plan and organize, something always goes wrong. When the inevitable does finally happen we are left with 2 choices; forget the plan and stay where you are, or charge forward and take risks.

Pedro and I have decided to take the risk. 

Pedro is always saying, "there is no growth in comfort." I completely agree with him, which is why our family is moving from Puerto Rico...

 to Raleigh, North Carolina. 

We want to embrace the challenge and find new opportunities to grow as a family, as well as individuals.

Honestly, moving is exciting, but not all that fun. When the stress seems too overwhelming, it can help to remember the 2 major benefits of moving.
1. A chance to start over - there are very few times we are allowed to restart in life. If you are blessed enough to have such a chance take full advantage of it. Create fresh beautiful memories and allow yourself to be the person you've always wanted to be.

2. Problem Solving skills - This one was meant to be a little bit of a joke. If you have ever moved, you get it. There is no better example for Murphy's law than moving. You think you have it all figured out, but sooner or later you'll find yourself blindsided by something you didn't expect. Thankfully, you learn how to think on your feet!

Good luck to every brave soul who is also making an important life transition this year. Focus  on the outcome of the journey and the process becomes much easier!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Year, New Inspiration!

Welcome to 2016! 


With the new year comes new motivation and new inspiration! This year is going to bring a variety of projects for me, and I hope it will bring lots of projects for you as well.

So many things happened last year that pushed me to grow in almost every aspect; this year I feel like I can do anything! Let's analyze; think about the struggles and impossible situations that you overcame in 2015. If you got through that, you can literally do or be anything you want. I realized 2 important things:

1. You don't need to be a professional to do what you love - We can't let the fact that we aren't "qualified" hold us back from our passions, because practice makes perfect. I used to be under the impression that a short film had to be this magnificent work of art, and that discouraged me from making movies. But I got tired of waiting for inspiration to strike, and I started making little videos to work on the technical side of my craft. If you love something don't wait until someone gives you permission. Just go for it!
2. Hard work, passionate work, always pays off - Passion can leak into to everything you do. When you try your best at something because you love it, the right people will notice and things will take off for you! And even if no one ever notices, the satisfaction of finishing a task that you know you put 110% of your best efforts into is indescribable. 

Maybe I am a little ambitious to be taking this on, but I feel like if I stick to it and work hard, I will succeed. One of those projects is to start a YouTube channel. It's time to take the time to practice my craft. So I started out already with a couple short videos...

my short film...

and a new trailer for my book!

 Soon I will also be posting irregular Vlogs documenting our transition from Puerto Rico to Raleigh.
(Stay tuned!)

The point is 2016. 
It is the year of inspiration, motivation, and new challenges! 

Forget about a new year's resolution! 
Set goals and make yours dreams happen! 


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Toddler Christmas Show: The Little Drummers

There's nothing like a group of dancing toddlers to get you in the Christmas spirit! 
This was Nico's first year of school in a wonderful Early Head Start Center in Puerto Rico. The administration set up a fantastic Christmas Pageant where each class got on stage to preform a song organized by their teachers. 

Nico is the enthusiastic drummer in the Santa hat who stole the show! 

** Merry Christmas **

Monday, December 21, 2015

Classy Christmas Look

'Tis the season to look flawless! 


This new look is a modern classic with a subtle twist that will dazzle everyone at this year's Christmas Party. It may be time to step away from the traditional red, white, and green colors of the season. 

I wanted to wear something a little less predictable and cheesy while still matching with my husband and son. 

Enter Mint Blue.

In this ensemble, the perfect Christmas Red is complimented by accents of Mint Blue, Turquoise, Black, and White giving me a diverse pallet of colors to play with. I kept it simple with a black short sleeve turtle neck shirt, a layered lacy, white skirt, and sleek boot heels. 



While I picked out a vibrant turquoise long-sleeve button down, with black slacks for my husband.

And the best part was that we didn't blend in to the background of our Christmas photo! 

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Skate Session: Punto Las María Skate Park

My husband, Pedro has been skate boarding since he was 12 years old. He taught me how to ride while we were dating, and he often talked about passing the hobby on to our son. As soon as Nico was old enough to walk, we part him on a skateboard. We noticed his excellent balance and fearless attitude right away, not to mention he LOVES riding with his Daddy. Last weekend we decide to have a spontaneous family skate session at Punto Las María Skate Park.