Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Time to make some changes...

A good friend of mine sent this to me a few months ago. Unknowingly, she had sent it to me at the exact time that I needed it the most.  I read it...and re-read it..and read it again, until it finally sunk into my head.  Lately, every time I begin to doubt certain things in my life, I open it up, and read it one more time.  I even shared it on FB with friends and family there, so I hope it reaches out to one of you passing through, and helps you in the same way it made me open my eyes...

An excerpt from T.D. Jakes:
There are people who can walk away from you.  And hear me when I tell you this!  When people can walk away from you, let them walk.  I don't want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you.  I mean hang up the phone.  When people can walk away from you, let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.  The bible said that, 'They came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us; For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us' [1 John 2:19].  People leave you because they are not joined to you.  And if they are not joined to you, you can't make them stay.  Let them go.  And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person, it just means that their part in the story is over.  And you've got to know when people's part in your story is over, so that you don't keep trying to raise the dead.  You've got to know when it's dead.  You've got to know when it's over.  Let me tell you something.  I've got the gift of good-bye.  It's the tenth spiritual gift.  I believe in good-bye.  It's not that I'm hateful.  It's that I'm faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have, He'll give it to me.  And if it takes too much sweat, I don't need it.  Stop begging people to stay.

You have to learn your worth as an individual.  Remember the passions that you had before you lost yourself in another person.  In the end, you can only depend on your own hard work, and your ability to forgive, and move foward in your life.

One of the last lines always repeats in my mind when I revisit this excerpt..'I know whatever God means for me to have, He'll give it to me'.

Your heart never lies to you.  You know why?  It's God whispering to you.  Listen closely, and pay attention.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My first post...Welcome!!

Hola everyone!
First off, I am soo sooo sooooo excited to be starting with this blog, and welcome to anyone reading or visiting!  I started blogging over a year ago, and recently opened up 'Traviesa' for a change of pace.  Lemme give you some details on lil' ol' me, as I've always felt the more you know about a writer/blogger/etc., what you're reading always becomes a little more real, and engaging.  Sooo with that said, here are a few facts you might find interesting:

  • I'm from Texas!! [whoop whoop] I looove my Lone Star State, and have lived here pretty much my entire life
  • 30 years old [blah-this is my 'OMG I'm getting old age'] lol
  • Mexicana [latina/hispanic/mexican american-take your pick lol]
  • Tia to a crazy 2 1/2 year old niece, and precious 9 month old nephew
  • Grew up in a smaalll border-town [where I currently still reside]
  • Career-Mental Health [and that's about allll you will hear about work...privacy laws/OSHA...geez lol]
  • Currently single [:/]
  • LIKES: reading, cooking, art, movies, television, computers, blogging, friends, family, traveling, gaming, gambling, road-trips, sleeping, and procrastination [heyy..at least I'm honest!! lol]
  • DISLIKES: putting gas in my car [blah-pet peeve], the death penalty [don't EVEN get my father started on my opinion on this], being wrong [it's the Aries in me], other people driving my car while I'm in it [I'm a strange person, I know lol], long distance relationships, and people who beat around the bush...indecisiveness is a MAJOR killer for me, only because I am so darn impatient!! [lol-hey...like I said above..at least I'm honest!]

So there ya have it.  This blog is basically a personal diary about my life in general, things I love, things I could do without, and what is going on in my life at the moment.  'Traviesa' the title, can actually translate to a few different meanings.  MY basic translation for it means 'trouble-maker'.  No negative connotation here, just the simple, indirect ways that we I can tornado through my life sometimes, making a mountain out of a molehill basically.  And the fact that..well, it IS fun to get into a little trouble sometimes [cmon' ladies...I know ya feel me on this one ;)].  So please, any interpretation you get from the title, I take as is, because the word is used in so many unique ways. [i.e. I call my niece traviesa alll the time, only because she tears through the house sometimes like a mini-tornado getting into all sorts of trouble and making messes lol]
I read and follow a lot of blogs, different styles and topics.  I always find that the more intimate ones that detail a persons real life are so interesting.  It gives you a peek into another person's world, and makes you appreciate everything that you have in YOUR life even more.  Not to mention, it's just so freakin' interesting to me to see how other people live, whether they be 2,000 miles away, or across the globe.

With that said, welcome again, and let's get this going!!  Just so you know, I loooove interacting with anyone who communicates via the blog or email, and hope to make some awesome friends around here!