If you knew that the end was near, how would you like to live your final hours? If you had the chance to avoid the circumstances that lead up to your hardest fall, what would you change in hopes of avoiding the consequences? How would you like to be remembered?
As I reflect on the past year, I can’t shake the feeling that I’ve lived a lifetime in only 12 months. I stand in front of the mirror, 5’2 in height, brown skin, and the same chipped front tooth that has been there since December of 2020. My hair is short, yet again, for what feels like the 100th time. But I don’t feel the same.
The “lifetime” I lived within the last year, has shifted something drastically in my psyche. I can see it in the way I walk, the way my smile extends a little wider, or in the ease of my speech. Even if I still carry all of the idiosyncrasies that make me, me, or if I’m still navigating through entanglements I once created, I don’t recognize this version of myself.
Is this the beginning of the end?
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Thank you so much to all of the amazing women who spoke at this webinar, providing their honest perspective and advice to young women transitioning into a new career path during this pandemic. If you happened to miss the conversation, no worries. Below you will find a recording of the panel discussion. In addition, you … Continue reading Transitioning During COVID
This summer I took the initiative of seeking and visiting a new therapist. Not only has this experience helped me navigate through the trauma I’ve had the difficulty of letting go, but it’s also forced me to understand my perspective on relationships, sexuality, feminity, and race. As I’ve taken some time to just live life, I also revisited old drafts of poems and recreated these pieces.
The past, present, and future are constantly in dialogue. They meet when I take the time to reflect. They force me to extract inspiration from my surroundings and appreciate life for what it is and less for what it “should” be.
I encourage you to do the same. Allow yourself to be vulnerable, unravel yourself and enjoy your process of reconstruction. Thank you to my beautiful friends Amy, Lydia, Natalie, and Vanessa and all the beautiful women who have inspired me throughout this process. This one is for you. Continue reading ““Todo Llegara a Su Tiempo” Vol. 2 (poetry series)”
I come from a league of brave women. The women in my life have taught me the value of compassion and faith while teaching me the importance of using my voice and defending my self-worth. Today is a very special day as my alliance and I honor the birth of one of our leaders, my … Continue reading To My Superwoman, Happy Birthday
Welcome I appreciate your support and interest in Lamorenitajuanita. When I started this blog, I never imaged it becoming into what it is today. But am I grateful that so many of you continue to read, share, and discuss the content I post. I would like to clarify that despite how much I love to … Continue reading Disclaimer
As she adjust the fitting of her aqua colored slip dress, she poses for a picture staring fiercely into her bathroom’s vanity mirror. She turns to me and giggles bashfully. “It’s a photoshoot right?” she says mockingly.
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