...and at this moment in time, I'm a woman I admire and love. I didn't always love myself, so it's been quite the journey.

I'm a nurturer at heart, so if you visit my home, I will probably feed you, a lot. I value my Latina roots and yes, Yaya is my nickname.

My all-time favorite quote: "I would rather work hard every day of my life than to ever give a man the power to say 'You wouldn't have that if it wasn't for me.'"

And did you know the names SEVENTH AND CHERRY are the street intersections where I grew up?

My faith and family have the greatest influence in my life. My style rarely matches and generally reflects my mood. Travel, food, culture and the city seem to have a big impact in what I write about, now. And yes, even dating in my 40’s, makes the cut.

I hope you enjoy my musings as I write my way through life.

Welcome to Seventh and Cherry, a place where my mind lets loose and my fingers do the talking, literally! As cliché as it all sounds, because it does, life is short, live it well or it will outlive you.