#FearlessFriday: To Love and Embrace Myself at Almost 40

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I’m feeling like a fearless leona! Maybe it’s my wild hair, purple eye shadow (it is the color of royalty) or the fact that 40 is around the corner. They say when you’re almost 40, you just don’t give a coñaso, and I am filled with I don’t give a f*cks!

Something within just clicked. I didn’t read a special self-help book to learn to love and embrace myself as is – flaws, issues, awesome sauceness and all. Therapy hasn’t really helped, which reminds me I should get a new therapist. It’s just been innate, internal, intuitive.

I think motherhood has something to do with it a does the fact that I almost lost my life 4 weeks after having Evan. I also believe that I am tired of living any other way but authentic. I claim and preach authenticity all of the time; it’s the Love Sujeiry brand. But, often times I pretended to be happy, positive and full of energy. I showed one face to the world and when home alone, I would cry or just feel unfulfilled.

PLUS: I’m Going to Make the Unknown My Bitch

No mas. No more. I love how I am living my life now. I love that I just don’t give a coñasa about what others think or expect from me. I love that I am truly being open and just me. I still have my moments where I put on my mask. I still have to do things I don’t want to do because, #adulting. But I quickly come back to that fearless leona who wears her hair natural (with no gel!) and rocks royalty hues because she is fierce. And it feel so fucking freeing.

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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.