Monday, January 16, 2012

I've been gone for a minute!

Hello all! I know I have not blogged here in a minute. Still pregnant, tomorrow I make exactly 31 weeks pregnant, next week I will be 8 months. Gosh how time goes by so fast. It's crazy. But the last trimester seems to take the longest. I want time to speed up and I want my daughter here already. Some updates : 1. I resigned from my job which was heartbreaking for me. I was at that job for 5 years so I miss my co-fam dearly. And not being able to work is driving me insane. I get so bored. 2. I moved out to Long Island with my boyfriend where I have been living for the past 3 weeks. It's a big adjustment for me, very quiet and again, I get bored fast and easy. Plus having no internet access drives me insane. 3. Everything is almost complete for my babyshower which is Feb. 18th. I will have alot of pictures for that. 4. Nesting syndrome has now hit and I am just going bonkers with my daughters room [which my boyfriend keeps messing up with storing his crap in there]. 
I am truely truely excited for my daughters arrival. I can't wait. I just want March here already. There are some more updates but I will leave that for another blog entry sometime this week. Here are some pictures of my pregnancy now. I feel like a whale but I am happy.




Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ANOTHER SCENE I WAS IN

20 SOMETHING IN THE CITY

I'm back!

I know that I have been gone for a long time. I have been so busy with life. I am a full time student in school now in hopes to become an Art Therapist. I work with children and I am doing theatre as well. So yes I am a very bust bee. I don't know if it was mentioned before but my 2 year old nephew was just recently diagnosed with Autism. This drove me to pursue my education more. So I am learning all that I can to help my sister cope and deal with her son having Autism. It's not the end of the world, he is not slow. He is just different. My nephew is extremely EXTREMELY smart. He just can't express himself like the other children and doesn't speak much yet. But he is making progress and that is important. I love my nephew to pieces and I am doing this for him and the other special needs children out there who need help.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Risk Taking.



It is important to discover who we are, so that way we can connect with others. It is important to discover who we are, so that we can discover mans finite existence on earth.
Yesterday at THE PLAY TANK, it was all fun. We were given an incentive to aide us in getting our creative juices flowing. Personally I would like to get my creative juices flowing. I feel that life has gotten the best of me and I have become less inspired within these past few years.  I used to write and write till I developed calluses on my fingers [writers mark]. The incentive was to share a creative play moment as a child and right away so many memories came to mind. But the most playful moment I had to have had, where I just allowed my imagination to take over was when I tried to run away. Children are easily gullible and impressionable. Growing up I had a favorite movie with a favorite character. Pippy Long Stockings. She was a nomad, a rebel and I wanted to be her. She was a freckled face red haired girl. And in my mind I became her. I would venture off in my room encountering different obstacles but over-coming it because that is what Pippy Long Stocking did. She managed to get out of sticky situations. She had no parents to answer to.
I remember clearly becoming angry at both of my parents one day. That was nothing new because I was notorious for my temper and fits of rage as a kid. No I was not the only child just very stubborn and had a strong character,  still do till this day. But boy did she inspire me. So I plotted to run away. To make a run for it. Not having a clue of what running away really entailed, I put on my dress just like Pippy Long Stockings and packed my little red suitcase that read “On My Way to Grandma’s House” in Spanish. Did I bother to pack clothes? No! I was like 6 years old all I cared about were my toys and art supplies. So I packed all of that. And I don’t know if you remember the old cartoons when hobo’s would pack their belongs inside of a handkerchief tied to a broom stick at the end, throwing it over their shoulder. I have seen it on Charlie Brown , so I called it THE CHARLIE BROWN stick. I packed all of my “belongings” and wrote a good bye letter, slidding it underneath their bedroom door. It read “Dear Mom and Dad, I hope that you are sad, I ran away because I was very bad. I know that this is very hard. But when I see you in 5 years I will give you a card.” I was 6 years old doing this! What child does this? So as soon as I walked out the front door my parents locked it behind me. I did not know they were in on it, cracking up behind the door. They thought it was amusing. I took a BIG risk right there at 6 years old. I went out into the unknown not sure if I was fully prepared or equipped. I had second thoughts like , hey I have no shoes on I can’t go outside, I don’t even have any money. I can’t do this, I want to go back to my comfort zone, MY ROOM!
After sharing that playful story with everyone I realized the comparison of that moment with life now. In life we are afraid to take creative risks. We afraid of jumping into something or trying something because we don’t know the outcome. We do not know what to expect. We feel as if we are not prepared to face what is out there, so we want to withdraw and go back into our hiding place, our safety zone. But if we don’t take that risk, we will never know what will happen. We will never know what is lying out there inside of us. If I would have proceeded with running away, what would have happened? I still wonder till this day. Would I have been kidnapped? Will my parents have went after me? Will I have been discovered my an talent agent and become a child star? It’s always the “what ifs” that linger in your mind. I think we have the wisdom now to practice good judgement calls when it comes to taking risks. We know when not to, but then we know WHEN TO , but we withdraw out of fear. You do not know what opportunities you pass up by not taking creative risks.If you feel passionate about something, I say give it a shot. If it does not work out then it does not, at least you did it and tried. Life is all about risks, do you have the courage inside of you to actually take these risks? Reflect on it and ask yourself. You never know what could happen.

A new project

Performance Project

So I have been working with University Settlement making 5 years October 24th 2011 and I have had the pleasure in working with Alison Fleminger who is the Program Curator and Educator at THE PERFORMANCE PROJECT at University Settlement. She is simply amazing. She attending my women’s focus group “Revolution Ladies Night” every Tuesday Night along side with the infamous Imani Sublime from

  • http://www.penhittingpaper.com/
  • http://www.sublimeair.tumblr.com
Please check out her site as well. It was an environment set forth to create a nurturing environment for women to come and creatively express themselves as well as discuss real life issues. It was an amazing experience.

Over the next two months I/we will have the opportunity, resources and support needed to more fully bring out the artist within me/them. And in June God-willing we will be putting on a performance. I am excited. I love to do Improv/theater. It is so much fun.

You can check out The Performance Project here

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Performance-Project-University-Settlement/188287800627

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