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34 at 34 Challenge: Los Angeles Was On My Bucket List


34 at 34 Challenge: Los Angeles Was On My Bucket List

When I began creating lists of goals for every birth year, I didn’t realize it was an actual bucket list. My goals were mostly professional – publish Love Trips, freelance full time, invest in myself financially. Nothing too exciting or outrageous. This year, however, I’ve injected a lot more fun onto my list. I’ve decided to take risks at 34, beginning with a temporary (?) move to Los Angeles.

I’ve wanted to live in Los Angeles since 2007. A freelance writer and ghostwriter for SiTV (now NuvoTV) at the time, I figured it was the best time to be a gypsy. I was single, had no children and lived with Mami. I didn’t have a lease or mouths to feed aside my own. And I can basically live off french fries and chocolate. I wouldn’t break anyone’s heart by leaving cross country and starting anew, well, aside from Mami’s. So, I made plans. I emailed all my contacts and friends from high school who had relocated to La La Land. Then, my contract with SiTV was cut short. It was unexpected. I lost most of my income and the trip was put on hold. Disappointed with the often fickle life of a writer, I returned to teaching full time.

Now, I realize 2007 just wasn’t the right time. I was scared. I was unsure of myself and my intentions. I was unfocused and I still had  a lot of work to do regarding my abandonment issues (still a work in progress).

2012, however, is the perfect time.

In the last 5 years, I’ve build a better network of friends and colleagues in Los Angeles. I’ve wavered a million times over about my career and finally decided to reunite with my first love – writing. Now, there is no turning back. This is who I am and who I will always be. Being creative is what I will always do professionally. I didn’t know that in 2007. At 29, I was still finding my way. Now, at 34, I am ready to check off a temporary (?) move to Los Angeles.

Have you ever wanted to do something in life? What stopped you? Share in the comments section below!

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.


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