1 year anniversary
(Versión en español abajo)
One year ago I packed my bags, shipped my car and flew cross country with a one-way ticket to chase my dreams.
I had finally made the decision to move from LA to Miami in search of making my dreams come true. I studied Criminal Justice and was working as a fraud investigator when I left LA, but alongside that, for the last 11 years I had been working with Latin Urban Artists Wisin y Yandel. I started their official fan club, worked in conjunction with their management team as well as music labels and live entertainment companies for the social media promotion of their careers, tours and in-store events. I also toured with them on several occasions as well as attended award shows. The more I worked with them, the more I realized that I loved doing what I was doing. I then decided to start my blog and started covering events in LA. Later when Yandel decided to go solo, he invited me to jump on board with him; I did and have been working with him since. All of this combined, made me realize that this industry is where I needed to be. Criminal Justice and everything related to it was starting to take a back seat.
Even though I had the desire to move to Miami (the capital of Latin Music and Entertainment) for the last few years, It somehow wasn’t the right time. Last year several things came together to tell me that it was time to take the plunge. All I kept thinking about was the fact that I had nothing holding me back in LA, besides my family. I was single with no kids which meant I could literally pack my bags and leave. If it didn’t work out, I had nothing to lose. What finally made me do it? I asked myself this, “When you’re 50 years old sitting in the living room of your house and you think back at what you did in life, would you regret not doing this?” Then and there I made the decision and started to plan everything. I gave my two weeks notice at work and got started on my move. Was I scared? The adrenaline in me didn’t even give me a chance to be scared. I was too excited!
On November 7, 2015, I arrived in Miami ready to take on the city and make my dreams a reality. I quickly settled in and I haven’t stopped since. It’s been an amazing journey that I never thought I was going to get to experience. I love the city, I love the people, and I love doing what I love on a daily basis. I’ve had so much fun doing what I love and my blog and presence has grown so much since my move. There’s not one day that passes by that I’m not thankful for having made that life-changing decision. I’m just getting started and I have a lot of ideas and goals I want to accomplish and see through, and being in this city makes me believe that they are finally possible.
The city and its people have welcomed me with open arms and I’ve met some amazing people here that I am so happy and lucky to call my friends. Do I miss LA? I get that asked often and honestly, I don’t. Besides my family and friends and a few places, I honestly don’t miss LA. I mean, I do love going back because it’s home and LA will always be home to me. It’s nice going back to the familiarity of the place and its people, but would I move back? I don’t know what life holds for me or what God’s plans are for my life, but as of now, I have no intentions of ever going back to LA to live.
Stay tuned because this journey is just getting started!