7C

WHO AM I?

I’M SOMEONE WHO LOVES TO WRITE, LOVES TO BAKE, AND LOVES HER ROOTS.

AND MORE THAN ANYTHING, LOVES THE LORD.

I'm also a woman I admire and love. I didn't always love myself, so it's been quite the journey; it still is to some extent.

I'm a nurturer at heart, so if you visit my home, I will probably feed you, a lot. And since I love to bake, sweets will always be on the menu.

I value my Latina roots and yes, Yaya is my nickname.

My all-time favorite quote is: "I would rather work hard every single 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 has the greatest influence in my life and my family is everything to me. My style rarely matches and generally reflects my mood. Travel, food and the city seem to have a big impact in how I live these days.

And yes, I love to eat, as you can see with my ever-so-growing recipes.

I hope you enjoy my musings as I journal 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 I know it does, life is short, live it well or it will outlive you. And if all else fails, give it to God and go to sleep. xo