Fashion with Purpose

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Suyana Designs w/ Special Guest - Susana Rosas https://anchor.fm/annette-ortiz-mata/episodes/Suyana-Designs-w-Special-Guest---Susana-Rosas-e12ec2i Meet Susana Rosas the founder of Suyana Designs

Are you busy or productive?

Sometimes we feel that busyness gives us value. We often find ourselves running around like a chicken without its head... and we say to ourselves we must be contributing to life!!! I believe that the pandemic and worldwide imposed quarantine changed the definition of busyness. How much of what we do is necessary or simply... Continue Reading →

SCARS

I have a few physical scars. Some obvious to the naked eye, others covered by cloth. I have many more scars that are unseen. I call them soul scars. Little divots that have keloid. I feel them from time to time. Some scars almost broke me into a million pieces. Scars that ripped so deep... Continue Reading →

In a dark closet…

It's been a while since I last blogged. I survived quarantine. I published a book. I am surviving trauma. I am barely coming up for air and slowly re-engaging into society. I am observing things differently. I am noticing the little things. Acknowledging the details of every day. I catch myself staring out of my... Continue Reading →

Truth be told…

I have been holding my breath since March! I have been trying to see the glass half-full. Look for the silver lining. Wait for joy to come in the morning. Sense the peace in the midst of the storm and believe the sun will come out tomorrow! ...and it’s been hard!!! I’m sure I am... Continue Reading →

Unpredictable Outcome…(excerpt)

The audacity of writing. I have felt strongly in my heart to write about my faith journey and its outcome. It's unconventional, but here are some hard truths which are embedded in my heart that I need to share. This is a small excerpt of what is a much lengthier chapter. It is my hope... Continue Reading →

Painful Wins…

I know, you are probably thinking how is that possible, that something that you win can be painful. Well, it can. This year has proven to be one of the most challenging years of our entire Country. Corporately we have witnessed the loss of lives in tragic accidents, illnesses, and murders. We have lost icons,... Continue Reading →

Digital Fatigue…

Several days ago I was asked to join some girlfriends on Zoom to "just talk" and I took a hard pass. I thought I'd never say this, but I am officially experiencing digital fatigue. Everything that I must access is currently found on the Information Highway otherwise known as the Internet. Internet use to be... Continue Reading →

Seek Therapy

Six months of quarantine exposed a million little cracks that, if left unattended, would shatter...it would shatter our family. Awkwardly sitting together in our first virtual session... Family therapy. Looking at a screen trying to communicate why we are here. How did we get here? It was grueling! It required us to hear words spoken of... Continue Reading →

I dare to hope!

Exhausted... Yup! These past few weeks, I have felt nothing but emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion. I avoided the news channels for a few weeks, but my social media posts seemed to keep me connected to all the current news and all the anxiety we are experiencing in our neighborhoods, state, and world. It is... Continue Reading →

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