This summer I was part of Arizona Latinx Influencer Workshop. This workshop was such a learning experience. If you are in the Phoenix area, I highly recommend this workshop. Make sure you follow them on Instagram @thecollectivo.
When I first found out we were going to have a celebration, I knew exactly who I wanted to invite. So I asked my husband, “Me acompañas” (would you go with me)? His response, “hay vemos” (we’ll see). So in his language that means, he is not sure. My husband does not like any social events so I knew it was going to be a 50/50 possibility he would go with me. If you have been following for a while, you know that my husband called me “Loca” (crazy) when I first started with La Pequeña. He still doesn’t understand what I do and why I do it.
So the day of the celebration came, I asked again “me acompañas” I got the same response “hay vemos”. So I didn’t know what that meant. Did that mean I was going to be a loner in a very special night or will he be by my side. As I was getting ready, I hear my husband turning on the shower. I immediately called my dad and asked him if he wanted to spend quality time with his “nietos”(grandchildren). I got lucky and he said yes!
My husband came out of the shower, he looked at me and said “I don’t think you should wear that”. My first reaction was, “WTF, why are you telling me what to wear”. He continued “Gloria, you are your brand and you need to represent it tonight, I think you should wear your CHINGONA tee. Not only was he right, he helped me pick my blazer and shoes (Yes, I wanted to cry but I did not want to ruin my makeup).
Let me just say that it was a perfect night. We ended up celebrating at a local Taco place called Taco Chelo. We needed to take advantage of the fact that my dad was spending quality time with his “nietos”(grandchildren).
The reason why I wanted to share this is because sometimes we underestimate other people. We don’t see the changes they are making and we tend to focus just on the negative. Just the fact that my husband came with me to this celebration, it meant the world to me. It was his first time attending a social event and I know he did it because he was proud of my accomplishment.
I know that he is still learning and understanding what I’m doing with La Pequeña, but I can see the little changes he is making. He even helped me build my stand for my previous event.
So Ladies, if you really want something fight for it no matter the obstacles. No matter if they call you “Loca” (crazy). It’s not going to be easy, but YOU are not alone. You have ME.