Last weekend, I was at a celebration of my high school 50 year anniversary. While I was dancing, someone came up to me and said, “ I remember you!” I looked at her trying to remember who she was since she was not one of my classmates, but from a year older than me. It’s been 35 years and as I continued to fire up my memory cells, she said, “ What I remember is that you were very genuine. And I bet you still are.”
“What’s your name?” I asked her still struggling to remember. “Sophie.” she replied. I then got a glimpse of a memory of having a conversation with her at one time or another. Dumbfounded, I hugged her and said that it was one of the nicest things that someone has ever said to me.
Today, after maybe about six months, I finally went to the beach. Living in Miami with gorgeous weather should not be something I do two times per year! It should be at least one time per week! Anyway, I’ve been looking for inspiration to write because lately my mind has been caught up in lots of techie things with my work. I love what I do, but my brain seems to be constantly wired.
As I was laying down on my beach chair I saw this cloud over the palm trees.
And then10 minutes later it had transformed to this:
Luckily, I had thrown a pad of paper in my beach bag before leaving the house. While looking at the cloud, it reminded me of one of those quill pens with a feather. As I observed it, I heard this little voice in my head that said: “Start writing.” It took my another 15 minutes or so before I finally grabbed the pen and paper. [click to continue…]
I am so happy to announce that I will be attending Hispanize 2014 as part of the Brand Blogger Lovers Sponsorship. Hispanicize has made it possible to sponsor a whopping 200 Latina Bloggers thank to sponsors such as: 3M, Toyota, Google, McDonald?s, Sherwin-Williams, Crest, Burson-Marsteller, Transitions, Florida Blue, Fox News Latino, Vme, The Axis Agency, Sensis Agency, Textter, El Sol Newspaper and many more brands.
Being a part of the Latina Blogger Community has opened many professional doors for me. Hispanicize is one of these events where networking, sharing, reconnecting with online friends makes me grow in my profession. So stay tuned for all my activities next month! Can’t wait to have some fun.
by Irene Zoppi-Rodríguez, Ph. D on February 19, 2014
Each of us has a story to tell – nuestra historia – and many of the successes I’ve experienced began with my grandfather’s support. My abuelo believed anyone could achieve success if they had desire and opportunity. I came to this country from Puerto Rico with very limited English, but a desire to be a leader in the Latino community as well as the United States.
To achieve this, I sought opportunities through education and personal and professional growth. I joined the U.S. Army Reserve after high school and never let language barriers hold me back. I now use my successes to inspire others to become leaders and achieve greatness for themselves, their community, and their country – we are all global leaders.
I believe that leadership is important because leaders have the ability to positively influence, mentor, coach and help transform those around them. I felt a calling to be a role model to other women; and I want to see more Latina women grow to be frontrunners in their lives. Latinas can become leaders in their community, their workplace, and/or in their families when they share joyful wisdom with their loved ones. [click to continue…]
Albert Einstein was not only a scientific genius, but a genius with words. My son asked me today if it is possible that more than the 1% can get it. He was referring to the small percentage of very successful people. This quote: “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds,” evokes the feeling […]
Thrilled is not an enough word to be able to have sat down with a good friend, Elianne, and have her wise words on my blog. I met Elianne through Latism five years ago and am blessed to call her a friend. She is a woman who does things in a powerful way without pushing. […]