There will be times in your life when the unexpected happens and life, as you know it, takes a turn for the worse. It may be financial, it may be a relationship, it may be your career. Are you prepared to do what it takes mentally and physically, to be able to start over…to make a new beginning? Writer, Erin Patrick, shares about a time when her confidence in her ability to write was shaken to the point where she could no longer write. See how she overcame her insecurities and was able to develop the strength to begin writing again. She is sharing her story in hopes of encouraging others who are struggling to overcome a set back and start over.
About Erin: Erin Patrick lives with her husband in the midwest. She has raised 6 children and has 3 grandchildren. Erin has been writing for several years, including an inspirational blog, articles for online magazines and content for other websites. She is currently developing a line of inspirational greeting cards using her own photography and in the process of writing 2 books.
GETTING MY CARD REVOKED ::: Chica and the City
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had to hold on to my culture card for dear life as someone tried to rip it out of my hands. Nope, “You’re not Puerto Rican enough!” they’d say. Say what? But, but, but I’ve taken all of the online, “You know you’re Puerto Rican if…” tests, and passed them all with loud and vibrant colors! Yes, I do point at things with my lips. Yes, I do say, “Bring me la cosa, no next to el deso. Ay, no la otra cosa!” Yes, I have at least four relatives with beaded curtains, and yes I grew up thinking my name was “Mira”. But, even despite this, my Puerto Rican card is in constant danger of being revoked. Pero, porque?
About Tanisha: Tanisha Love Ramirez is a freelance writer and the creator of the blog, Chicaandthecity.com written by and for intelligent and urban Chicas. With blog posts about everything including pop culture commentary, social commentary, book reviews and hilarious anecdotes and hyjinks, Chica and the City, like NYC, has a little bit of everything for everyone. So keep up with the Chicas as they redefine life, news and culture in NYC!
EXPOSED: ONE YEAR LATER ::: Just Roni
BEAUTY SCHOOL DROP OUT ::: Cynical Mother
With age comes clarity. You learn to appreciate family and friends. Things that you obsessed over pale in comparison to actual problems. Unfortunately, with each new year comes wrinkles and age spots. I’m not incredibly vain, but I don’t want to look like a Golden Girl. However, a trip to the cosmetics store isn’t easy. Especially when a young 20-something is dishing out advice.