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Dear Queen....Happy New Year!!! 20 years ago today.....

Dear Queen,

Happy New Year and welcome to a new decade! This New Years brings back a ton of memories for me.

I was a senior in high school and about to graduate, I was working at Blockbuster Video(the Redbox of my era), I believed my high school sweetheart was "the one", I was excited about attending the University of Texas at San Antonio...I was getting ready for my next phase....ADULTHOOD......little did I know, I wasn't as prepared as I thought.

Lets take a look back at my last 20 years.....


-Skateland East( yep, that was me running Simon Says and Four Corners)

-Splashtown(lifeguard, first time getting stung by a bee)

-Flight Attendant(Skywest Airlines)

-Enterprise Rent A Car

-Club Waitress(Posh, Glo)

-The Art Institute of San Antonio

-Xenex Disinfection Services

I know for a fact, that each job was preparing me for something greater! Well, I know that now, but back then, I felt like a chicken running around with my head cut off.


-1968 Volkswagon Beetle(first car my parents bought me)

-1990 something Infinite G20(second car my parents bought me, ran that bad boy into the ground)

-1999 Volkswagon Beetle(first car I bought on my own)

-2006 Volkswagon Jetta(second car I got on my own.....not a smart purchase)

-2016 Nissan Sentra(third car I bought on my own....definitely not a smart purchase....first time realizing my credit was really, really, bad)

-2018 Mazda CX-5(blessing after my Sentra was totaled :( )

Places I've lived:

-San Antonio, Texas

-Chicago, IL

-Orlando Florida

Places I've Traveled:




-Costa Rica


This goes to show you, that even when you think you know what you want to do for the rest of your life, the universe says " let me make sure you are prepared".

I have experienced lots of highs and lows in the past 20 years, and it has truly made me the person I am today. I never thought I would be writing a blog(goal for 2020, is to be more consistent), I never thought I would be living in Florida(I am a cancer, so being near the water was the best decision I ever made), be in a 13+ year long relationship(yes my boo, moved to Florida with me), I never thought I would have not one, but two beautiful dogs(THE BUBBAS!).....and I didn't think I would ever make six figures( 2019 was my year!).

I am so blessed to be surrounded by an amazing group of ladies(Karel Flores Orlando), and amazing an supportive partner, and family that have been by my side this whole way!

Here's to another amazing year!



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