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Just Write

Why do I write?

I write to free myself. I write to express myself. I write to inspire others. I write to inspire myself. I write because I enjoy it. I write because I can.

Everyday we write our life’s story. Words are powerful. We have the capacity to impact others, to leave our marks and to decipher our emotions, just by writing. It’s liberation. It’s knowing your story is alive, each time you touch the ink pressed on the tainted paper.

Don’t be afraid to pick up your pen or to open that word document…your words belong to you and no one else. Words are powerful. We have the potential to make a difference…within ourselves. Only then can we make a difference in the lives of others. Cleanse your soul and write.

Freedom is expression. Words are powerful. Write what your heart desires. One word, one paragraph, one page, a novel, your story already made a difference as soon as you completed it. Enjoy the exhilaration, the high, the complete release. There’s no better motivator than yourself.

Why do I write?

I write because I can. My words are powerful.

Moments.

I love those moments when everything seems to be still except you.
The breeze feels smooth, your body feels light as a feather and everything is just right.
You’re genuinely happy inside. 

That’s exactly how I felt when I went skating in Philly. Everything seems to have disappeared.
I felt unstoppable. 

Not sure what’s in the air or how I can tap into that feeling but wish I could…
ALWAYS.

Life is full of moments why not take a minute to really appreciate the special ones….

No More

It would be easy to let disappointment and failure overcome you… to let them discourage you from whatever goals you may have set for yourself. Ironically, the hardest part would be to pick yourself up and find it within yourself to keep going and strive for greatness. I find it extremely difficult to stay positive when something negative happens. I have always been a bit of a pessimist and have always blamed myself for my failures and disappointments. However, I have reached a point where I am ready to say “no more.” No more blaming myself, no more long periods of time asking “what did I do wrong,” and no more focusing on all the negatives; never seeing the positives. Yes, it absolutely sucks to get hurt by life’s unpleasant surprises but instead of using those negatives as weights to keep you down, pick up those weights and strengthen yourself; use them to continue to build yourself up and mold your life into what you have always envisioned it to be.

This holiday season I have to say I am extremely blessed. I have my family with me, a roof over my head, I am employed, there is a beautiful tree in my living room and I have the means to be able to repay my family for all their love and support this year. Life is a gift, precious and not guaranteed and during such a beautiful holiday season like Christmas, I want nothing but positivity in my life, regardless of the negatives I might face. It won’t be easy but the key is to remember everything you have to be grateful for and everything you have yet to accomplish. I have so many goals and dreams and cannot let anything get in my way! So join me this holiday season in saying NO MORE! Is time to push forward and enjoy what life has to offer.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Movie & Hair

L’Auberge Espagnole

Today was a good day! In French class we started watching this hilarious French movie called L’Auberge Espagnole. It’s about a French study abroad student who get’s the opportunity to work and study abroad in Spain. He ends up living in an apartment with people from all over Europe: Spain, England, German, Belgium… It was hilarious because there was a lot of Spanish, English, and French speaking so I was understanding everything in the movie!! Made me so happy! Plus I could definitely relate to the main character being that I am studying abroad as well.

Today I also decided to tackle my hair. I never ever done my hair by myself. I always got it

hair process

done at a hair salon or by my mom or aunt. They say Dominicans are good at doing hair but I was left out of that stereotype at birth. I decided to try the air dry and flat iron method. I don’t have a blow dryer and spend 56  or 69 ( I forgot) Euros on a flat iron so I figured I give it a try instead of wasting money to get my hair done. Secretly, I just didn’t feel like calling and making a hair appointment in French. Or walking all the way to the hair salon JUST to make an appointment!

Nothing is EVER impossible! With hard work and determination you can accomplish anything!