Note to self: Keep it Up!

It’s been a while since I’ve written any inspirational posts and I felt like one was due, so here it goes!

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Hace mucho que no escribo de un post inspiracional asi que ahi les va!

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Post-graduation life has been nothing short of excitement and pleasant surprises, but also of hard work and struggles, and it’s only been 4 months! As the impatient person I have been for a while I was a big tumultuous mess when a few weeks after commencement ceremony took place I still had no job. I kept mentally beating myself over the fact that after sending my resume out to countless places, and going on several interviews I was yet to receive a “yes” for an answer, and for me that meant failure. it’s not until recently when I started realizing the reason why I felt like I was a few steps behind others was because I kept comparing my journey to theirs, when in fact we all follow different paths to different destinations, and that is what makes us uniquely beautiful.

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A La vida post-grado no le han faltado momentos emocionantes y grandes sorpresas, pero tambien han habido obstaculos y trabajo duro, y solo han pasado 4 meses! Como la persona impaciente que he sido hasta ahora me converti en un desastre interno cuando solo semanas luego de la graduacion aun seguia sin trabajo. Me converti en mi peor enemigo mental cuando despues de mandar mi curriculum a cientos de lugares, y asistir a varias entrevistas aun no recibia un “si” como respuesta, y para mi eso significaba el fracaso. No fue hasta recientemente cuando me di cuenta que la razon por la cual me sentia asi era porque constantemente comparaba mi camino al de otros, cuando en realidad cada quien tiene un camino distinto con destinos diferentes, y eso es lo que nos hace unicos

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Like one of my good friends put it when I complained about not having my s**t together: “you do, just in a different way. See, for me having it together means not having a messy room, and your room is in perfect shape, so when I see that I feel like I don’t have my s**t together. Same applies to you; just because you’re not in grad school like some of us or have a full time job, doesn’t mean you’re a failure. You’re actually doing a lot more than others are, and have it more together than you think” (Hint: sometimes seeing things from your friends’ perspective helps a lot!)

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Como bien me dijo una gran amiga mientras me quejaba de no tenerlo todo bajo control: “Si lo tienes, solo que en maneras diferentes. Cuando yo peinso en tenerlo todo bajo control pienos en tener una habitacion ordenada, y la tuya esta en perfecto estado, asi que cuando veo eso yo pienso que no tengo todo bajo control. Lo mismo aplica para ti; solo porque no estas estudiando o trabajando a tiempo completo como algunos de nosotros, no significa que eres un fracaso. De hecho estas haciendo mas que otros, y tienes mas control sobre tu vida del que crees”

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And so from there I decided to see these past few month from a different perspective, and rather than focusing on the things I’m yet to accomplish (see? the trick is to phrase it in a more positive way. Instead of saying “I don’t have this or that” you say “I don’t have this or that YET, but I’m still working on it”) I decided to appreciate more the things I have. For starters I produce and co-host a radio show every Monday night (Keeping it Real through the City World Radio website, AKA go check it out NOW!!!), something I never even thought of doing.

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Y de alli en adelante decidi mirar estos ultimos meses desde otra perspectiva, y en vez de enfocarme en lo que aun no logro (Ven? el truco esta en decirlo de una manera mas positiva. En vez de decir “no tengo esto o aquello” dices “AUN no tengo esto o aquello, pero sigo trabajondo por conseguirlo”), decidi enfocarme en aquello que si logre, Para empezar soy productora y co-host de un show de radio todos los Lunes en la noche (Keeping it Real a travez del website de City World Radio, asi que chequeenlo AHORA!!!), algo que nunca pense en hacer

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Then I began blogging for an online retail company (Fint New York) which occurred thanks to this blog (as per usual thanks to all the followers!!!). This situation gave me access to an array of fashion related opportunities I would’ve never had access to; from trade shows, to designers, to fellow bloggers, the list goes on and on. My confidence as a model has grown, which in turn has allowed for more modeling gigs and even access to New York Fashion Week! (Check it out here).

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Luego comence a bloggear para una linea de ropa online (Fint New York) lo cual occurrio gracias a este blog (nuevamente gracias  a mis seguidores!!!). Esto me dio acceso a una variedad de oportunidades fashionisticas a las cuales nunca hubiera tenido acceso; de trade shows, a diseñadores, a otros bloggers, y la lista sigue y sigue. Mi confianza como modelo ha aumentado, lo cual ha me ha permitido obtener mas trabajos como modelo e incluso acceso al New York Fashion Week! (Miralo aqui).

12027298_10156116666585311_1649406436925649445_oAdditionally I’ve managed to created stronger and more meaningful bonds with my main friends, and even got the bonus of a significant other (spoiler alert). In short, despite the ups and downs, life has been great recently, I just had to stop and see things from a different perspective.

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Ademas he logrado fortalecer los lazos con mis amistades mas importantes, he inclusive empece a salir con alguien (mas a venir de eso). En conclusion, a pesar de los altos y bajos, la vida me ha tratado muy bien recientemente, solo tenia que detenerme a ver las cosas de una perspectiva diferente.

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And regarding work and grad school, that is still a work in progress; I am starting a new job next week which has me pretty content, and concerning grad school taking this “year off” has allowed me to get a better idea of what I want to do, resulting in a change of path from the original one (something that wouldn’t have happened if I had started right away), but also allowing me to obtain more experience and do some self-discovery, which only helps build a better future “me” who will be more prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. For now I’m focusing on keeping the hard work with everything currently going on, while taking small breaks along the road to enjoy the results and recharge the batteries so I can Keep it Up!

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Y en cuanto al trabajo y el post-grado, siguen siendo trabajos en proceso; comenzare un nuevo empleo la proxima semana lo cual me tiene muy contenta, y en cuanto al post-grado este “año sabatico” me ha permitido tener una mejor idea de lo que quiero hacer, cambiando un poco los planes originales (algo que no hubiera pasado si empezaba inmediatamente despues de graduarme), pero tambien me ha permitido obtener mas experiencia y aprender mas de mi misma, lo cual me permite crear un mejor “yo”mas preparado para lo que el future traiga. Por ahora me enfoco en seguir trabajando duro en todo lo que tengo hasta ahora, mientras tomo pequeños breaks en el camino para disfrutar los resultados obtenidos y Seguir Adelante!

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