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Welcome to Miami: Dreaming of Palm Trees, Beaches, and Sun

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Welcome to Miami: Dreaming of Palm Trees, Beaches, and Sun

Sujeiry Miami Dreams

Dreaming of Miami

Miami.

The word sends shivers down my spine. Or maybe it’s because I’m writing this post in a Hunter college classroom, air conditioner on full blast. As the robust, bald headed presenter babbles about funding college, which I’ve already been to, I play on Twitter and dream of Miami.

“This generation is the ‘here and now’ generation,” dictates Bald Head.

Palm trees. Sun rays. Toes in hot sand.

“Wells Fargo has a great college saving program for your kids,” Bald Head encourages the audience, selling his company. I’m expecting him to do the jig. But back to…

Miami.

Men in tangas. Laughing at men in tangas. Dating a man who wears tangas and then writing about said man and his tanga.

“I’m just encouraging you to build a relationship with the financial aid officer of your child’s college.” An audience member chimes in. And another and another. Damn, I’ve lost my train of thought, especially now that the New York parents are getting angry about college costs.

Back to playing on Twitter. Hootsuite to be exact. I see @vicequeenmaria post on her Hurricane Season Boyfriend. Click. Open the link in Safari on my iPhone. Read through it and fight to contain my laughter.

She’s from…

Miami.

Pools in backyard of homes and apartment complexes. Hurricanes. Hurricane season. Pools overflowing.

Shit. I’m getting scared of Miami!

Still, I push my fears aside and reread the post. I decide to be social on this Saturday, instead of taking notes on college funding to bring back to my staff on Wednesday. I send a Tweet to Maria about enjoying her post. She thanks me, says she will gladly share her “Hurricane Season Boyfriend”. But I don’t live in Miami, I think. I’ve always wanted to live in Miami. I want to move to Miami.

Miami.

Drinks on the beach. Writing on my iPad 2 while sand scrubs my feet. Tanned arms, face, and feet.

I smile. Know what I must do. Explore living in Miami. Make connections with those who live in Miami, including Ella Media, Bianca Stella, and now Maria. I compose another Tweet. Tell her my plans to love to the Sunshine State. She extends her hand. Offers help with relocating from one fellow Latina creative to another.

Cuenta conmigo.”

I smile, completely zoned out now, unaware that the session is over and an audience member has fainted, tumbled down stairs. 911 has been called and I am still beaming, dreaming of Miami.

Miami.

The word sends shivers down my spine. No air conditioner in sight.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - 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 Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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