I began my blogging journey in 2018 while going through a tough time in my life and I decided I would start writing about it. I didn't know too much about blogging, but my boyfriend had been telling me for years that I should jump in and start doing it. Little by little I've been learning more about the blogging world, and so far I like it a lot. It is a bit scary and so far a lot more work than I had ever imagined, but I'm glad I decided to get started.
Luckily for me, my boyfriend already knew a lot about HTML, WordPress, photography, video and music production, and digital marketing. I've been fortunate to only have to worry about the writing, and he takes care of the rest. I've always loved taking pictures because I think it's so important to look back and enjoy memories of the past with your loved ones which is why I'm glad I had plenty of pictures I've saved up over the years that I could use for my blog. I have to admit; it's not as easy or as quick as I thought it would be but still very fun and exciting. Currently, I don't blog full time, so I dedicate whatever time I have after work and on the weekends to writing blog posts, shooting videos on makeup, cooking, and beauty products, and putting together some of my favorite recipes.
Before my blogging journey began, I studied Spanish, Literature, and Language at the California State University of San Bernardino where I completed my bachelor's degree. Ever since I was young, I've always loved kids and working with them which is why I had my eye on becoming a high school Spanish teacher. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go through the process of getting the full credentials required to become a teacher, so I worked as a substitute teacher for LAUSD for a few years before I decided I wanted to make a change in my career. It has been a difficult transition not knowing what I want to do next, but with a little nudging from my boyfriend, the one thing that did interest me was to have my own business which is one of the reasons I became interested in blogging.
"It’s incredible what is possible when you only focus on what you can actually do something about and learn to let go of all the things that are entirely out of your control."
Recently one of my biggest dreams came true when I became pregnant with Liam in November 2018. He is due in July 2019, and we can't wait to meet him. It’s been a new and exciting chapter in my life that has also inspired me to start this blogging journey. I wanted to share my experience and help other women experiencing similar struggles to provide them with hope. Gerald has been so important to me during this time as he has been taking care of all the technical aspects of my blog, videos, content, and just making things happen. He has even helped me write some of my blog posts (Hey, I'm very new to this so don't judge!).
Not a lot of people know, but in addition to being my photographer, video editor, music producers and a whole bunch of other stuff, he has taught me to stay positive no matter the situation. The mind can be powerful. I remember when we first started trying to get pregnant and running into multiple obstacles Gerald always made sure I focused on the positive and not only that but with realistic expectations and evidence. When I finally became pregnant the first time and had a miscarriage, even though I was devastated, he remained positive and believed that things would eventually turn out ok, which they did. It’s incredible what is possible when you only focus on what you can do something about and learn to let go of all the things that are entirely out of your control.
These past few years have been so much fun as I've gotten the chance to travel to different countries, try new restaurants, have different types of food, go to concerts and a whole bunch of other exciting adventures. This year we plan not only to continue but go to more places and focus a little more on documenting everything that we do. I'm looking forward to sharing all these fresh new experiences with the world through this blog and hope everyone enjoys and benefits from them as much as I do in sharing them. Now that I'm officially on this new journey I have a feeling that in the upcoming years I will fulfill many more of my dreams. We have a lot of plans and a long road ahead of us, but I'm looking forward to everything. I thank you all so much for following along with me and supporting me in this new and exciting endeavor.