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Back in the day I could never leave the house without makeup. Needed to take the trash out? Buy a loaf of bread? Go to a movie? Hang out with friends? Always, always put makeup on.
Today my morning routine is done in less than thirty minutes: teeth brushing, hair (straightened or curled), clothes on, and off I go.
Back in the day I could never fathom wearing anything other than high heels. The higher the heels the better. Long or short walk, uphill or downhill didn’t matter–always in heels. Today my choice of shoes are flip-flops and flats.
Back in the day I always accessorized accordingly. Shoes matched my purse, colors and patterns were meticulously picked. Spent tons of money and followed whatever trends in style.
Today, a pair of yoga pants and a t-shirt is my preferred attire when home. I still own clothes I wore ten years ago.
Back in the day, I couldn’t imagine letting people know I love writing, too mortified of being judged.
Today I have published five novels and have several other stories in work.
Back in the day I could get angry and combust in flame in a second, my Latin temperament part of me as my own skin.
Today, I don’t take myself seriously; in fact I’m the first to laugh at myself.
Back in the day I was too busy creating an image I wanted people to know me for.
Today comfort, inner peace and embracing who I am are the rules I live my life by.
Is it evolution, development or . . . growing wise?
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Home from college for the summer, Samantha Kinsey steps into her role as nanny for her two favorite little charges. But when she finds herself playing chauffeur more than playmate, her summer outlook quickly turns from fun to bleak. That is, until she drives the girls to a family-owned ranch and meets Colten McCoy—a genuine, hard-working cowboy, who’s as set in his ways as he is handsome. Although he claims he doesn’t need any fun in his life, Sam’s determined to help him find it. But she’ll soon discover that cowboys are about as easy to train as wild mustangs.
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I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited about my own birthdays as I am about Patrick’s (or Patty Cakes as some of you know I call my son).
Today my beautiful son turns 21 and this birthday of his is no exception. I find myself overwhelmed by a mixture of emotions. In other words, I’m a mess. I remember my water breaking middle of the night and being rushed to the hospital, so so anxious to finally meet him (actually her as the doctor told me throughout my entire pregnancy–that I’ll have a baby girl. Talk about shock and amazement at once seeing that was no baby girl, but a baby boy). For two days my baby had no name since we were prepared for a girl, but eventually we settled on Johann Patrick.
And Patrick it was. Years passed by and Patrick grew up to be this incredible, smart, kind, loving, handsome, caring, generous, loyal, friendly, hard worker individual, but above all: my son. I don’t know if you can totally understand how proud I am about this kid; how amazed I am about what he had achieved so far, and how at peace I am knowing everything he’d done in his short life will take him to a bright future, of that I have no doubt.
I look at Patrick and wonder how did I get so lucky to be his mom? How did I get so lucky to see him draw his first breath, hear his first cry and word, see his first smile, first step, first day at school? How did I get so lucky to hold his hand, and feel his hugs–the kind of hugs that needed me to kneel so he can reach for me, then later leveled until they transformed in bear hugs and required me to stand on my toes and him to bow? How did I get so lucky to share his love, pains and dreams, his quests and goals?
I do not know the answer to any of these questions. But what I do know is that when I held him for the first time I promised him I’ll be there, loving and supporting him to the best of my abilities, that I would do everything in my power to raise him properly and offer him all I could. I hope I’ve kept my promise so far and will continue to for as long as I draw breath.
Happy birthday, Patty Cakes! <3