Breathe Again

Nathasha Alvarez Breathe Again

Nathasha Alvarez
Breathe Again

Get comfy. This post will be lengthy but it’s going to feel so good to finally breathe again. It’s been almost six months since my last post. I’ve been on a writing hiatus and it has taken a toll on me. But why did I stop? And why did I start up again?

In fifteen days, I will celebrate another birthday. I can’t wait! Every birthday is a victory.  [Read more…]

NaBloPoMo: The Final Match

NaBloPoMo

My Rocky Shadow Pose

NaBloPoMo Challenge

I’m doing the NaBloPoMo challenge. That’s where I write a blog post every day in November.

I’ve done this before but didn’t always successfully complete all thirty days. This might be the year! Who knows?

I think it’s like a boxing match and I’m Rocky Balboa.

I feel pretty confident this year because I have some pretty cool coaches in my corner. [Read more…]

Five Reasons Why You Aren’t A Social Media Guru

Ever since your first tweet on Twitter back in the day, you’ve become enamored with the idea of becoming the next social media guru. In fact, your Klout score recently increased. That’s always a great indicator, right?

Social Media Guru

Am I a social media guru yet?

 

But hold on! Here are five
reasons why you aren’t a social media guru. [Read more…]

Secret Santa Keeps On Giving

Nathasha Alvarez Latina Diva On Wheels

Nathasha Alvarez

 

Hope you enjoyed Teresa’s post yesterday.  Thank you, Icess for starting this holiday blog tour.

Now it’s my turn and I have to get this off my chest.

Less than 30 days ago, I had a total “O-M-G!” experience. The kind you talk about with your closest friends.

No, it’s not that kind of “O-M-G!” experience.

Remember, this is a holiday blog tour.

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NMX Addiction: It Started With the First “Hi”

Andre Meadows from Black Nerd Comedy with Nathasha Alvarez

Andre Meadows aka Black Nerd from Black Nerd Comedy

It’s been one crazy month and the year just started! I am very excited for 2013. I couldn’t wait to say goodbye to 2011 and 2012 was really umm interesting. But 2013 is going to be amazing!

MY new year always starts on my birthday. I am not a big New Year’s Eve fan. Kissing strangers while being intoxicated is not my thing. I’ll let the people who enjoy waking up in unknown places handle that experience.

I started my birthday waking up in All Suite Rio Hotel  in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now it’s not what you think. Although they say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas applies to everyone, it won’t be applying to me. I want to tell you about Vegas, all about Vegas! Including my crummy stay at the hotel. [Read more…]

Gifts Come In Unexpected Ways

Holiday Blog Tour 2012

Holiday Blog Tour 2012

Hey everyone! I’ve been sharing the news all over the internet about this awesome holiday blog tour of which I have been chosen to be a part of by Icess Rojas Fernandez. Did you catch Sententia Vera yesterday?  You should!

Now it’s my turn, the pressure is on! Of course, when you are on a blog tour with great names like Caridad Pineiro, Julie Amante and Zoraida Cordova, it can feel as if you have to perform at your peak.

I was going to write about a personal memory of long ago, when an anonymous person gave my family a beautiful Christmas holiday. I tell my students this story every year right before my school’s annual toy drive. So yesterday, after my students left school, I stayed behind to write today’s post. It wasn’t flowing out of me. I knew what I wanted to say, it just wasn’t happening. Time flew by and I left work to go to School Board Member Marta Perez’s holiday event for the students in her district who just so happen to be my students. [Read more…]

Tis the Season to Be on a Holiday Blog Tour!

A post that won't be about Superintendent Alberto Carvalho or Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Tis the Season to be Blogging! Fa la la la la, la la la la

 

Tomorrow starts a great tour of blogs! Created by Icess Fernandez Rojas, a group of amazing bloggers will each post a holiday theme post on their personal blog. You get to go to each one of them for free! [Read more…]

November Challenges the Spirit of Giving

Leaves in my classroom with the help of my students.

I love fall. I fall in love with fall every year.  Even though I live in Miami, I transform my classroom as much as possible into a leaf falling environment. My students, this year, were fabulous about it. They worked as a team to get the paper leaves up on the ceiling. When the air condition blows, the leaves sway side to side. My students look up and smile. It’s something different.

These kids are special this year. I could tell from the first week of school when I gave them their first challenge. Almost every year my homeroom class wins the school wide can food drive which goes to the local Daily Bread Food Bank.  I say almost but I can’t remember losing any year. I don’t like to lose. It’s just not my thing.

I told them that I would do my best to match whatever they donate. If they bring 20 non-perishable food items, I will bring 20 items as well. They sat there, politely listened, but I didn’t see the spark yet to bring them into action until I told them why I am so passionate about helping in the food drive. [Read more…]

Bye Voldermort! Hello 2012

The past 365 days of my life can best be compared to a kitchen blender. Sometimes life was choppy or smooth but the last two months of 2011 I was going through a few dicey moments. The year 2012 was not going to be too tasty if I didn’t change my situation right away. The recipe to my happiness needed a healthy dose of writing. It is one my passions and when I step away from my passions I am not as fulfilled with life. Of course, I didn’t notice this until after it happened. It took major drama in November to wake me up from my slumber of mediocracy. I was excelling in helping others reach their dreams but I had neglected mine along the way. No more! I had to change the menu around. Too much sour, not enough sweet.

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