I said yes. I moved across the country, and I gave up my identity. I became a wife, his partner. I became the homemaker, housekeeper (well not for long), I became the accountant and soon after I became the mother of his children. During the past 24 years, I juggled my identity, our lives, the … More Saying I do…..
I’ve always been a dreamer. I’ve always had a vivid imagination of life, especially my life. Growing up in the Bronx housing projects you kinda have to be creative with your mind, and with what the future can be. I desired beautiful things. A secure marriage, healthy children, and a voice! A voice that would … More Dream, dream so big it kinda scares you a bit!
It was bound to happen! We are in a sexual revolution of a different kind. We went from being liberated, demanding equal pay, burning our bras to saying ENOUGH, NO MORE! We will keep our bras on, demand equal pay and you MUST keep your hands off of me. I have very strong opinions on … More Keep your bras on!!!
I love you, I hate you. Go away, please stay. You are amazing, you are ugly. You are a failure, you are brilliant. Hello, Goodbye. Will you marry me? She’s gone. You failed, you passed. Go to Hell, God is Love. It’s a boy, I am sorry for your loss. These are words I have … More Words matter…all the time!
Warning this blog may be too revealing for some. Read at your own risk! As a little girl, I witnessed the many times my mom would hold a grudge, and I mean that lady could hold a grudge like nobody’s business. I promised myself I would never be that person. That I would just forgive … More Forgiveness is difficult to give..but required…
My parents were slightly confused, they were traveling to Puerto Rico from NYC, the flight attendant approached them and ask to see their boarding passes, “Mr. & Mrs. Ortiz, please follow me”. They thought they were in the correct seats. It was right there written clearly on their boarding passes. As they followed the flight attendant … More The casualness of life…is getting too sloppy …
Have you ever met someone and thought, where have you been all my life? Or say, I am so glad that you are a part of my life and I couldn’t do this without you. Folks come into your life, sit at your table, break bread, and then BAM! They are gone! One disagreement, one … More Relationships…they’re complicated..but they are necessary!
Growing up my mom had a very best friend…her name was Mery. They couldn’t be more different. My mom liked fancy things, Mery was simpler in her taste. Mami loved jewelry and makeup, and Mery only wore her wedding ring and a watch. Even with their extreme differences, my mom loved her and defended … More She’s my friend…with no judgment, I think!
It was January 8, 2014. Robert and I were enjoying dinner, in the city of Miami. I felt to tell him that things were going to get challenging. I felt it in my spirit. At that time I thought it was only about his mom’s cancer battle, little did I know that when given the … More When the Year to be Brave…becomes a Blanket of Blessing…
I enjoy compliments…really who doesn’t? Yet the ones that make my heart swell are the ones that speak to my character. “You’ve changed”… When I hear someone say those words to me, it acknowledges that I’ve grown. Everyone should grow, learn, always be teachable. If we don’t change, we will live angry, frustrated, full of … More “You’ve changed…”
“The only time she looked back was to see how far she came.” YES!!! The cover of this journal confirmed why I journal and how I choose to live my life! It was an AHA moment, an epiphany, the sweet whisper of God into my spirit letting me know the following… “The unhealthy relationships of … More “51……”