Getting to Know Me Better

One of the things I haven’t done in the 8 years I’ve been blogging is to share a post with 25 things to know about me. I’ve seen a few online and have been tagged a couple of times, but never got around to it. So here goes! Enjoy!

25 Things about Me (Plus 5 bonus facts)

  1. I am a single mom of two boys (15 and 2).
  2. I’m a New Yorker born and raised.
  3. I love reading historical romance novels.
  4. I’m an Introvert and an Empath.
  5. My favorite romance novelist is Johanna Lindsay.
  6. I’m a middle child and the youngest girl.
  7. I’m bilingual and read/write/speak Spanish.
  8. I tutored my father for his commercial driving exam when I was 8.
  9. I love freestyle music.
  10. I can dance salsa, merengue, bachata, waltz, tango, foxtrot and rumba.
  11. I took 5 months of ballroom dance lessons.
  12. I secretly want to be on Dancing with the Stars to advocate for mental health.
  13. I taught myself to play the guitar almost 20 years ago.
  14. I sang in a choir and played my guitar in church for 12 years.
  15. I used to be a lector in my church from ages 9 – 11 reading during the Spanish mass. (It was my mother’s idea.)
  16. I’m crazy for trivia anything and everything. Love reading nuggets of useless information.
  17. I’d love to be on Jeopardy.
  18. Writing is my second passion and I’ve kept a journal since the 5th grade. (Love my notebooks/journals).
  19. I’ve been blogging since 2008.
  20. I curse when I’m very angry.
  21. I took French in high school.
  22. I have a love/hate relationship with technology.
  23. I am a licensed mental health counselor.
  24. My favorite vacation was my cruise in 2008 and traveled to Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.
  25. I have an amazing memory.
  26. I have anxiety and do lots of good things for myself to reduce it.
  27. I’ve fallen in love with myself in the past two years.
  28. I pray everyday.
  29. Kids and pets are my favorites.
  30. I’m a curly sue and love my hair.

Thanks for reading!

Springtime is Renewal Time

It may not seem like it with snow coming down in early April, but Spring is the season of sunshine and renewal. It’s a time to start fresh or start over new plans for whatever you may want to change in life. For me, it’s starting over with my blog. Again.

Renewal happens Everyday

In nature, renewal happens every season. In the past couple of years,  I felt like I have been starting over a lot. every day, in fact. But, that’s how we learn and grow. Everyday is an opportunity to renew ourselves; to revisit our wants and needs. When we go through tough times or make mistakes. It happens. I think about my shortcomings and how I can learn and renew myself.

The point is every day is a new day to work on new dreams and goals. Everyday is a new chance for you to start over; to renew yourself. Your dreams; your goals.

Today, I encourage you to think about what goals and dreams you want to renew. What are you wanting to achieve for yourself? What will you renew today? I know I will.

By; Heiddi Zalamar

Renewal Time – Image by Author