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Taking a big step forward

Today, I am taking a big step. I am resigning from my job at IBM. I have been torn since January because family is very important to me. So while I said yes to going to Austin, a series of events this past week with my parents led me to make the definitive decision to not leave Miami.

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Today I take a new step forward.

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My mother was very sad when I told her that I was moving to Austin. But she also knew that whatever opportunity in my career was more important, I should take it. So I planned on going with some hesitation since I would be going completely alone. But since I like to look at the bright side of everything, I started planning with an optimistic approach. (more…)

Basking in the elemental energies

I am sitting at a park with my chihuahuas, Maya and Zorro. There’s a little lake with a fountain in the middle which provides a soothing sound of the water. There are two butterflies roaming around and I wait to grab a picture when it settles on one of the plants. But they move too fast. It is so opposite of when they are in the cocoon stage. Back in 2007, in my former home, I spent many hours observing these magnificent creatures in a butterfly garden I created from scratch. A bird comes to the water edge to grab its food. A dragonfly perches itself on a long thin leaf at the edge of the lake and a little duck glides effortlessly in the water.

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Blessed with love in new milestones

One of the biggest milestones in my life was December, 2015 when my son graduated from college with a degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing and International Business. The day of his graduation, I was flooded with all kinds of emotions that I still haven’t been able to process.

It was a mixed bag of emotions because just a few months before, I experienced a huge career milestone by getting a job with IBM as a Social Business Manager. I had worked with Microsoft for two and a half years before that as a Community Manager for one of their projects at Microsoft Research. It was creative and fun, but it was a contract through an agency and it ended the beginning of 2015. Right after that, I wondered if I should continue working with the digital agency I had co-founded with a web developer, VizRED in 2009 or go for the corporate job. (more…)

My New Goal Setting for 2015 – A Blank Slate and Some Imagination

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As this year draws to a close, I look back at all the things that I accomplished this year and at the same time look ahead to what is on the horizon for 2015. Usually it is a perfect time to set goals, but the thoughts that I have been getting are to let go of everything that I want to do, and start with a clean slate, like an blank canvas.

Artículo en Español: Metas para el 2015 – Un Borrón y Cuenta Nueva

The end of 2014 is a culmination of seven years of monumental effort to recreate my life in a new way. 2007 was the turning point year in my life where I put to action many ideas and thoughts of what I wanted out of my life. The in between process has been exhilarating, heart wrenching, fun, happy, sad, joyful and so many myriad of emotions that I can truly say now looking back, that they were the best years of my life and the hardest.

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