Umm Hello, is anyone out there?

Hellooooo!
Well it has been a good minute since I’ve last blogged hasn’t it? Well, life sometimes gets in the way and I often think, is my day to day life interesting enough to share at all? I always think no so I don’t blog, but who knows? Maybe someone out there would find it interesting. I mean, I went to a RODEO last Saturday. ME! At a Rodeo and it was so much fun!

Just wanted to get a couple things out of the way, I started a great new day job where I thought I was doing something very different than my last few jobs, but I realize, now that I am about a month into it that I am doing work that is very similar to my very first corporate job (a looooooong looooooong time ago LOL). Needless to say, I’m enjoying the different work and it’s a hell of a lot less stressful than what I had been doing.
Next, I wanted to say how my heart breaks for those who were affected first by Harvey, then Irma (I experienced my 1st hurricane since moving to Florida and BOY was it an experience) and then Maria. As some of you know I am Puerto Rican, my parents were born on the island and though I no longer have immediate family there (They’ve all passed on or moved to the mainland), I still have friends who have family there and extended family who have loved ones there. It is tragic what has happened to that incredibly beautiful island. So, I ask if you can donate to Hurricane Relief for those affected by any of these storms, please do.

Then of course there was the tragedy of Las Vegas. My heart goes out to those who were affected in any way. It is a senseless crime one that no one should experience. I can only imagine what the city is feeling – well, maybe I know a little of what they’re feeling. I can remember the numbness, the almost out of body sensation that you feel as you try to piece together why it happened – it was the same after Pulse here in Florida, and after 9/11 when I lived in NYC. It is in the aftermath of these crimes where you tell those around you that you love them, that you hold them a little tighter.

I will be leaving tomorrow for NY and Comic Con. For the first time, I will be attending as a Pro – so follow my Instagram and Facebook page for updates and highlights. I will blog as soon as I can about the day to day things – like the fact I won a spot at the Neil DeGrasse Tyson panel (SO EXCITED),or meeting Mark Hamill (eeeeee!). However, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t also a little worried. I’m going to a gathering of thousands, where for a lot of the time we are corralled as a group. I hate that I even think it, I know that the Comic Con culture is one of the most inclusive and loving cultures that I have ever known. Still, if you can’t go to a concert without worrying, how can you do anything that involves large groups of people without that small nagging fear in the back of your mind?

I’m not going to let it stop me though, we must live, we can’t give in to fear. All we can do is try to be kind, to love each other as best we can, and to hold one another up in the darkest days when all you want to do is hide away.

And who knows I’ve got a couple of hours on a plane maybe I can make a beeline towards the final draft of the rewrite of book 3 OR maybe I’ll start on that other book that’s been nagging me. We shall see.

I guess that’s all for now. Remember to love each other fully, laugh often and LIVE!

Until Next Time,
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