Primer Dia of the Rest of Mi Vida

11196346_1086745594672421_200964261763663895_nHola mundo!

            Today, we’re going to talk about el futuro. With my finals looming around the corner and graduation only 14 days away, I can only sit here and stare at my screen.

As the first person in my family to graduate from a university, I can only feel pride. Estoy orgullosa de yo misma.

Real talk. Now this isn’t me being conceited. I know a lot of people who didn’t step one foot into a school and lead a fulfilling and happy life.

This is me saying that if you want to accomplish something, you need to work for it, and above all, do what’s best for you. Viva tu vida. If you want to be a doctor by all means save the world, but if you want to build seven-layer cakes for brides for their wedding day and that makes you happy – GO FOR IT! You only have one life to live (as many songs like to remind us) so go live it; Don’t live it for your parents, or your siblings, or your friends or even because of the perfect life that you imagined you would have one day.

We all change with time, meaning that our choices change all the time as well. Where I thought I’d be 5 years ago is not where I am right now and I couldn’t be more thankful. Le doy gracias a todo lo que me a pasado.

            I’m writing to you all. My Latin sisters and brothers, my friends and family – to those who read my blogs for advice or a quick laugh. To those who made me who I am today. Gracias. Because of you all, I was able to make a change. It may have been small. It may have gone unnoticed, but I did something I wanted to do. I was able to show everyone my perspective and for a split second make people understand not the struggles of one person, but what many people go through on a daily basis. Regardless of where we all end up years from, we will all know, I was here, you were here and we lived according to our own rules.