Midlife crisis – a few of my favorite things?
Identifying as a writer was monumental for me – it still is a daily choice to believe and proclaim this confidently. It is brave to say “I am a writer” out loud.
currently thankful for, amazed by, proud of myself for, looking forward to…
On May 24, 2021, at 7:19 AM, we welcomed Gabriel Andrés Decker into the world.
I do not want to dismiss the burden of raising empowered females. However, do not dismiss nor discourage my burden of raising competent males who relentlessly and confidently and boldly empower other males, as well as females.
I never thought I would participate – much less complete – a month long writing challenge shared with an actual audience of readers. Well, I blogged every single day in March and then “poemized” every single day in April. I am WIPED.
Earlier this month, I was inspired over at Ethical ELA to find inspiration for a mirror poem. I used Ariana Brown’s “Dear White Girls in My Spanish Class” to interject stanzas throughout my own.
A World Trying to Deal
It feels fitting to be celebrating La Reina’s life and empowering spirit on the same day I am celebrating my multifaceted identity of mija, esposa, mami, maestra, mujer.
We’ve driven to countless stadiums, even driving two hours away to cheer them on at state. The Deckers’ version of an excellent date night? Dinner at Chipotle and screaming our heads off at a high school soccer game.