FINALLY! After what felt never ending, I finally crossed the finish line! Through all the ups and downs that I went through, to the point that I was ready to call it quits and throw in the towel, I pulled through and never gave up. This has been a long journey for me, to graduating with my AA in 2011 from Rio Hondo to then going to CSUN, leaving and going to CSUDH, leaving and finally ending up at ASU, I never thought I’d see the day when I crossed that line. ASU has honesty changed my life and I couldn’t have made that possible without Starbucks. If it wasn’t for this partnership coming together, I might have never returned to school. I’m truly grateful to the company that has been so good to me over the past 10 years, and have helped me become a success story with college. I just want to say that all this hard work was for my Mom and my Pops who never gave up on my even when I was ready to. I want to thank all my friends that have lent me their ears to vent about how tiresome school was and how I was ready to bounce and how their words of encouragement made me think twice about it. You guys made it possible as well! I’m ready to enter the real world and I am counting on pursuing my masters, but for now, im ready to see what the real world has to offer. Thank you ASU, it was such a magnificent experience today that my vision of what college truly is came to a realization as I walked across that stage. Class of 2017 🎓👨🏽🎓💕, I am now a part of you! #asu#arizonastate#arizonastateuniversity#grad#asugrad#collegegrad#ididit
Attempted my first ever pony tail today. This is my Mona Lisa guys. This is a day of jubilee and celebration. This is the best pony tail you’ll ever see. Yes! #ididit
Last night I walked the “runway”. It was the reveal party for anyone who had the weight loss surgery at @newtonwellesleyhospital
Told myself last year I would do this. I stuck to it.
I am so proud of my fellow models and what they have accomplished, plus all the love they have shown me over the past two years of this journey. ❤️
The thought that my tool could help me accomplish what took me 20+ years to do and to walk down in front of people to celebrate it, was both gratifying and overwhelming.
Thank you to the amazing doctors, nurses and staff at Newton Wellesley, my friends and family for coming and celebrating with me. 😍
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ONE GIANT LEAP
Today, after almost 20 years (!) in Italy, I became a home owner. 🏡 It is literally my dream house and I can't quite believe it's true, but I have a whole huge stack of paperwork that tells me it is.
I will also be a care giver to several large trees. 🌳🌲 Please wish us all luck. And come visit! 🏊🏼🚣🏼♀️🍾 #lakehouse#expatlife#bigmoments#ididit