Reflection

These Are a Few of the Things I’m Grateful For

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This holiday season my mom is meeting Boo’s parents for the first time! And my stress level is pretty high. Not only am I baking yummy, gingerbread whoopee pies from scratch for the first time, but I also have to be the translator for the night. You see, Boo’s mom is Vietnamese and doesn’t speak a lick of Spanish; and Mami is Dominican and doesn’t speak a lick of English – or Vietnamese!

Still, I’m excited. I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. There are a many things I cannot share (yet) but I can tell you a few things that I am grateful for.

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1. My love, as in Boo! I am so happy to have met him, fallen in love with him and moved in with him – all in a year and a half! And he reciprocates all of my feelings. He’s kind, thoughtful, funny, and so responsible and reliable. I can count on him, his love and his presence always. I am so blessed.

2.  My writers. Yes, the ladies that keep LoveSujeiry.com churning along! This digital platform/online magazine is like the Little Engine That Could. And I can’t keep it running or together without my amazing writers. Thank you for sharing your advice and love and dating stories with courage, humor and honesty.

3. Value. I have come along way regarding self-worth and self-love. I didn’t always stand up for what I am worth and now I do, even if it means losing an opportunity, a job or a relationship. I honestly don’t even recognize the woman I used to be; I’ve grown so much. I am so grateful for the lessons, the stumbles, and yes, the tough inner work that I had to do to get to this point: that’s happy and fulfilled.

4. Readers and fans. I hate the word fans, I really do. Cause regardless of how successful I am in the entertainment industry, I still feel like Sujeiry from Washington Heights. But, there isn’t any other word, so fans it is. And I am truly grateful to all who have followed my career, read every book and post, and who listen to me on radio and watch me on TV. I really appreciate your support.

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5. Opportunity. As I said in the beginning there are some things brewing in my life. I just can’t share just yet! I am hoping to do so in a few weeks, maybe sooner. And, if it doesn’t pan out, well, I am thankful for the opportunity. I’ve learned that there is always an open door. And I am always willing, ready and grateful to walk through it.

Happy Thanksgiving, loves!

 

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 Latina.com, 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.