Just Like That: A New Love When You Least Expected

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On April 16th, I turned 36 years old. I don’t feel any different (still hot to trot) but I do know that I’ve changed. I am more resilient than I’ve ever been, even when things don’t turn out the way that I imagined or planned. Cause here’s the thing about life: it’s unpredictable. Why just a month ago I was 35, single, and without my dream TV job or love. This month things have changed.

There is a new man in my life that has surprised me. I was single one minute and the next I am smitten. Just. Like. That. It came about when I stopped bitching about what I lacked. I said to myself, “You have love in your life and you love what you do albeit the stress of it all. You don’t need a television show or fame to fill you. You have nothing to prove.”

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I thought I did, but now at 36 I know it’s just…stuff. I will always continue to work hard in all that I do but I also want to stand on solid ground, particularly with a great man by my side. And with a family.

The lesson here: we don’t always get what we want when we want it, or even how we want it. But when we count our blessings, well, we truly do get it all.

Love Sujeiry is an aspirational lifestyle brand for Latinas and women of color that champions authenticity and manifestation. The owner and founder, Sujeiry Gonzalez, is the host of “Love Sujeiry: Dish Served Raw" on reVolver Podcasts. Previously, she hosted a show on SiriusXM in NYC and Exitos 93.9FM in Los Angeles. The content creator has also been featured on, YourTango, Cosmo, Momstatic, Mommynoire, NBC Latino as she inspires women to dish on love, sex, and relationships, and to be their best selves. Sujeiry tells it like it is and shares her triumphs, devastating blows, tales of new mami life, and her creative career moves on her web series, "Love Bytes with Sujeiry," where she is authentically herself and holds nothing back. Ultimately, Love Sujeiry serves to entertain and inspire women to live authentically, find fulfillment through manifestation, love themselves, follow their passions and never ever settle.

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  • Steph

    “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes well you just might find you get what you need.”

    I love reading your posts!