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    It’s only been a week and some days…

    I’ve been having a hard time adjusting to this new place. I won’t act like I’m excited to be here. I am not, I have yet to experience that feeling. I am grateful to be here, I am grateful that I have family that was willing to give me a place to live while I find my own thing, and I am definitely grateful to have my sister close to me… but I’m having a hard time. I can’t help but to think that this was a mistake, that I made a quick decision because I couldn’t see another way out. I can’t help but think what if. What if…

    I pray everyday for guidance and peace.

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

    with love,

    Raquel

    No, I haven’t seen a cowboy.

    So, I moved out of Savannah. Yeah. 

    I’ve only been in Houston 3 days but I can already feel the shift in lifestyle and I don’t know how I feel about it yet. It’s definitely a BIG city, has a variety of everything and they definitely love their beer -which I don’t mind at all-. Drivers are kinda crazy but I think that also has to do with the fact that I haven’t driven a car on a highway in a very long time plus I got used to Savannah’s slow paced day-to-day. I can’t help but to feel sad at some points of the day thinking about the people that I had close to me and now are long miles away but I can’t afford to sit around and wallow in it either. I’m hopeful and determined to get the best out of this opportunity, and find the happiness I am looking for. Not that I am an unhappy person, but you know what I mean. If God allowed me to be here today it’s for a reason. I am only human and I won’t deny I am nervous and sometimes fear what I don’t know but I am confident that I’ll get to where I need to be.

    "Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

    Have a great week!

    With love,

    Raquel

    From the East to the West…

    Savannah, you have given me so many great experiences, through you I met amazing people and went on many adventures. I am going to miss you so much. You are the first town I have ever lived from away from home and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. From the creepy but charming Spanish Moss to the crazy ghost stories, and the extremely nice people that live here, you have become one of my all time favorite places.

    I will see you again some day :)

    —Raquel

     

    A Mother’s Love

    "You are wonderful, an amazing young woman, and you have the biggest heart." These words were told to me today by my mother as she cried over a phone conversation we were having. Sometimes people underestimate a mother’s love, sometimes people misunderstand a mother’s love and sometimes people take for granted a mother’s love. Today, my mother wept for me and with me, because she loves me more than anything in this world, because when I suffer so does she. Her heart aches when mine aches and she wishes nothing or no one could harm me. My mother is not perfect, she has her flaws and her scars but my mother is one of the wisest people I know. I used to make fun of the saying "Mother knows best" but as I continue to get older I can only believe it to be truer every day. 

    I have given my mother many headaches and sleepless nights but she never stops loving me. I have disappointed and disrespected her but she never stops loving me. I have taken for granted many sacrifices she has done for me but she never stops loving me. My mother will never stop loving me. If I could only give back to her half the things she has given me.

    I love you, Mom.

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    When You Open Your Heart To Someone

    You open yourself to risks and danger, you open yourself to getting hurt and being disappointed. You put yourself in a position where anything can happen, good or bad. Opening your heart means becoming vulnerable… But, opening your heart to someone also means opening yourself to new experiences, new adventures and new emotions. It means sharing your life with someone and them doing the same, it’s creating a bond that can last a lifetime and making it so that you can put all your trust in it. Opening your heart is something that you shouldn’t do in a heartbeat (minor pun ha!) because that’s when you expose yourself to things that you might not have control of. Opening your heart brings surprises and frustrations, laughs and tears. But whatever the outcome is you always learn and grow.

    Always love deeply but wisely.

    With love,

    Raquel

    Happy Fucking Friday :)

    I was thinking… Idk why but I like cursing, a lot. It just adds so much more seriousness or emotion to whatever you say, for example: “that was amazing!” vs. “that was fucking amazing!” which one would you say sounds the ‘amazing-est’? Come on, don’t lie to yourself. 

    So yeah, Happy Fucking Friday… Have fun. Be safe. Stay alive.

    with love,

    Raquel :)

    Cute puppies only have good days.

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    Jackie R.


    great song for tonight… TGIF

    Had so much fun sketching this today! 

    HOPE

    Lately, I’d been feeling lost [career wise] and this had me feeling low, very low. I don’t have a 5yr plan… Hell, I don’t have a 1 week plan. I always thought I knew what I wanted but, apparently, I don’t. What I do know is… I am proud of the person I am today, I am proud because I have overcome problems and circumstances that I never thought I would, I ventured out because I wanted more, I want more. Who knows where I’ll be tomorrow, only God. One thing I am certain of is that…

    I have so many things to be thankful for.

    "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
    -Matthew 6:34