Being: Alive

Hey Being: Me Readers!

I know... I started 2020 by saying I was going to do a post every Sunday for you all and I definitely have not done that! The first few weeks of 2020 were exciting and had full thoughts of a bright-eyed, dream-filled year. Obviously, so much has happened since then.

I am not going to write this post about what is happening in the world right now, because truthfully, we are all living the same quarantined life. I am unemployed, like some of you, baking way too much banana bread, and just trying to find normalcy through all of this.

But, something this quarantine lifestyle has brought me is a closer relationship with God. When all of this started, I kept hearing women say things about how grateful they were for their extended time each morning in the Word or how their prayer life has grown tremendously through all of this. To be honest, I couldn't relate. I had kept my same routine since before the quarantine with my daily bible study and prayer journaling, bu…

Being: Worried - Having Faith in What We Can't See

Happy Sunday Being: Me readers!
I am so excited to be back and writing again to you all. This week has been exciting in some ways and also overwhelming in others. I had planned on writing a post all about how Victor and I met, how he proposed, and how God has shown His faithfulness in ways we never knew were possible this past year - but God placed something different on my heart this morning and I am going to run with it. (Yes, I'll still be posting all about Victor and our story - it's just going to be a little delayed.) 
It is time for me to admit one of my biggest struggles in life that always has some type of hold on me, preventing me from living out my life to the fullest, the way God has intended us to live. That struggle? 
Can anyone else relate? 
"Worry" is described as a state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual or potential problems. Yes, I know you know what the word worry means, but sometimes it's easier to understand when we let Webster'…

Being: 2020 - A Quick Recap

Happy New Year! 
It's hard to believe it's already 2020. Time is flying by and life is moving so fast, it's hard to keep up! I know it has been almost a year since I've written a blog post (YIKES), but I am going to do my best to get this back up and running full force for this year, with a new post every Sunday! For now though, let's just do a quick update.
2019 was a crazy, life-changing year. I can not wait to share all of the exciting things that happened. 
Spoiler Alert: I'm Married!! 
Photo by Emily Faith Photography
On November 9, 2019, I married the love of my life. It sounds cliché, I know, I know. But I truly didn't know it was possible to love someone as much as I love my husband, Victor Picazo. I can't wait to share all of our wedding details with you in a blog post soon to come! 
He proposed on March 30, 2019, and it was the biggest surprise of my life. I had no idea that it was going to happen and I actually screamed, "HERE?! RIGHT NOW?!&qu…

Being: Giving

I know it has been quite some time since I have written a blog post entry. Sometimes life has a way of flying by and you can't quite catch up until you realize that it's been 8 months since your last post. So, at this point, I guess I need to say Happy New Year! I hope the beginning of 2019 has been everything that you hoped it would be and more. I know for me, it has definitely been a whirlwind. 

I have a million things on my mind that I would like to write about. I know I will get to all of them one day, but right now, all I can think about in my life is the concept of giving. 

In recent years, I've found a new love of giving back. I've always volunteered when I could or given back when given the opportunity, but it wasn't until more recently when I realized the importance of truly giving, out of the pure goodness of your heart, to help others. 
When I think about my life on a daily basis, I feel stressed and at times, very overwhelmed. It's like I've taken …

Being: Me - From The Beginning

Let's go back to the beginning:

A little over a year ago, I sat down in a conference room and proposed this idea for a brand that I had called "Being: Me". I had no clue how to go about making it happen, but I was so passionate about creating a platform for young people to feel like they can be brave in their faith that I was determined to make it happen.

Fast forward one year and I can't even express how excited I am to see how Being: Me has been brought to life. There are so many times in life when we dream and envision certain things for ourselves, but it's figuring out how to take the next step that will help us turn those dreams into reality. I'll be the first one to admit that finding the next step in some moments seems nearly impossible. I feel as if my brain is running in circles trying to find a door to open to accomplish the next thing, but I can't quite figure out which door to take. Going through times like these are how I learned that it is o…

Being : Super Woman - A Mother's Love

Every year we are given one day to celebrate the person who brought us into this world. If you ask me, we need about 364 more of these days. With every year that passes, Mother’s Day means so much more to me because I continue to understand how much my mother has been through and everything she has done for my family. The purpose of this blog post is to appreciate all of our mothers, but I especially want to give a shout out to my number one fan and biggest supporter.
My mom has been my best friend for (almost!) 25 years. I know it sounds cliché, but for me, there isn’t a truer statement. She knows me better than anyone and has guided me through the many ups and downs in my life. I wanted to share a little bit of our story with you all as Mother’s Day comes around again. So, let’s start from the beginning.

My mom has always had a full time job of raising me, along with my older brother and sister. From the day I can remember, she would wake up hours before us, making sure our breakfa…