Yeah, Me Too

October 18, 2017

"The brokenhearted are indeed the bravest among us — they dared to love and they dared to forgive." 

— Brene Brown

To all the women who can relate to this, just know that we stand together, to heal and to forgive. You are not defined by what happened to you. You are strong and resilient. 

PQ

Motivational Monday

October 16, 2017

strength
streNG(k)TH/
noun
  1. 1.
    the quality or state of being strong, in particular.
  2. 2.
    a good or beneficial quality or attribute of a person or thing.


It's in there, I promise. Do not let them win. 


A Piece of Me

Another Year Without Him

October 03, 2017

3 Years

I cried all the way home
I fueled my sadness with some songs
Just for a few minutes
I let go of all the agony
And it felt damn good
I go days and weeks without thinking of you
I temporarily forget in a way
And then the misery
Of not having you around settles back in
And  I'm back to square one
But feeling this way
Keeps every memory of you alive
It makes it more real
It happened
You were here
Your love was real
It keeps me grounded
I love you and I miss you
Dad


Love,
Pata



April Green

Self Love

September 20, 2017

"That's the beautiful thing about self love — you wear it like a dress and it becomes more and more exquisite with time."

— April Green

April Green

Wild Flower

September 12, 2017

And I heard her say:

"Darling,
remember your roots.
You are like a wild flower.
You must grow. . .

but you must also let go."

-April Green

A Few Months To Go

September 08, 2017

Just a few more months and I'll be Mrs. Torres! 

I can't wait!

I love you D.R.T.!

A Piece of Me

Hurricane Harvey

September 05, 2017

It's been pretty hectic around here but the dust is finally starting to settle down. It's hard driving passed all these houses and seeing all their belongings out in the street. Most of it is furniture, mattresses, and crumbled drywall. But just imagine losing almost everything you've worked for over night. That's literally what happened here, many Houstonian's went to bed that Saturday night just to find their world crumbling down the following morning.

I am grateful that my family and friends were not drastically affected by hurricane Harvey. Sure my brother lost his car but he still has a home. My son's father had a few inches of water inside his house, most of the drywall had to be removed and a few things were tossed out but he's grateful it wasn't more than that. In a very fucked up way, that's the only way you can positively look at something so catastrophic. . . you take what you have left and you tell yourself that it could've been worst.

I am thankful for first responders, like my sister, who worked 12 hour shifts, patrolling the streets and trying to keep the peace within the city. I am grateful for our City for quickly putting together shelters for those who have lost everything. For all the Houstonian's who have donated not just physical items or money but their time to shelters and evacuee centers, thank you, thank you so much.

Stay strong Houston!

A Piece of Me

Time - Who Needs It Anyway

September 05, 2017

If you're feeling discouraged, just remember that you are very much in time.

You're not one second late or one minute early. 

You are exactly where you are meant to be.

Give the world a smile and make the best out of it.