Do What You Love

One thing I don't share about me too often  is one of my passions - photography. It's been something I've been loving and doing since about the age of 6. It brings me happiness and it is 1 of the things I actually think I am good at.     I believe we all should … Continue reading Do What You Love

Ode to Court today, 5/23/2017

As I sit here, next to you  I think of all these moments of time. The moments of my life, so long ago. My life was adventurous. My life had promise. My life had excitement of new loves, new experiences. Not everyone gets to live the high life of fun times in West Hollywood's clubs … Continue reading Ode to Court today, 5/23/2017

Signed Book Giveaway! Enter soon!

Many years ago I had a calling ~ to share my story. As a teenager, I thought I was the only one that was going through what I was going through. But, there are millions out there that have been given a tough life. For those of you, please don't give up. ❤❤ Evolving to … Continue reading Signed Book Giveaway! Enter soon!

I am an immigrant 

​This is the face of an immigrant. Our family came over from Peru in the early 70's. Like many Hispanics and immigrants, we came over for a better life, better education. All I know is this country. All I have ever known is to be American, even when I was still technically Peruvian. We are … Continue reading I am an immigrant 

Trip back to the hospital to see my dad. 

On the train, back to see my dad. He's still very critical. He was admitted a day before his birthday, December 8th. I went down from Los Angeles to San Diego that Sunday, a few days after and stayed until late Saturday, living in the waiting room or with my mom in his room. Never … Continue reading Trip back to the hospital to see my dad. 

A week later.

Hello lovelies! Just got back home late last night from spending the last week in the hospital with my dad. He's still in icu, still on the ventilator, and still sedated. They found 2 bacteria strains, which is causing his bacterial pneumonia, but they can't understand why his lungs are bleeding. Tests still have yet to … Continue reading A week later.

To Dare

To Dare To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach for another is to risk involvement. To expose your ideas, your dreams, before a crowd, is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. … Continue reading To Dare

Lttr to the suffering, hold on.

Dear ones that are suffering, Please hold on. Don't give up. Life will get better. It took me a long time to get to other side of feeling hopeless, like life was always going to be hopeless. I am so beyond happy that I survived to the point I never want to leave this world. PLEASE, seek … Continue reading Lttr to the suffering, hold on.

Never as I seem

We should never judge a book by its cover. I was "alternative" before that was even a thing and I was living in a town that was very conservative; all I got were stares. I feel that back then I had more style than I do now and I was trying new things, definitely with … Continue reading Never as I seem

In honor of Suicide Prevention Month – I know depression too well

excerpt from Evolving to Grace... By the eighth grade, I would lock myself up in my room for hours, scarring my wrists over and over again with safety pins, not looking for attention but to overpower the pain I was going through. I had even tried strangling myself with a belt, but I couldn’t get … Continue reading In honor of Suicide Prevention Month – I know depression too well

What remains after…

What remains after the butterfly has gone. What remains is sorrow—that I won't have one last kiss. What remains is loneliness—that I won't have one last embrace. What remains is bitterness—that you had to leave me so soon. What remains is guilt—that I wasn't there for you in the end. What remains is disbelief—that you're … Continue reading What remains after…