Last year around this time I kept coming across Instagram posts about the #weallgrow Summit. It intrigued me and I began to follow the weekend unfold wishing I was there “liking” every picture. I saw bonds, sisterhood, motivation and so much more–and they were all Latinas! I told myself that I needed to be there at the next summit. When I saw the “early bird” registration, I wanted to sign up but I was very apprehensive about it because I had no one in my immediate circle who might want to attend- nothing wrong with that and it’s understandable. It’s not everyone’s thing. My insecurities began to speak to me, “You shouldn’t go because you are going to look like a moron walking around all alone at this huge event full of amazing women who are conquering the world.”. But something in me made me register any way. I bought a single ticket. Felt so weird…I was going ALONE-gulp! I was scared but so excited at the same time. The year couldn’t come fast enough.
I can’t believe the summit has come and gone already. I had such an amazing time. I learned so much and was empowered to do great things! The energy was incredible!! Imagine a room full of Latinas who want to make a difference. We were all feeding each other ideas. Motivating, stirring one another and bringing out our best-and it had been in us all along. No idea was too far fetched or weird. Every idea I have had and finally got to share with my new friends was made to feel within my reach and all I had to do was-DO IT!
Those ideas are now on paper and I will eventually make them happen. And if they don’t happen, then I’ll move on to the next idea. I have nothing to lose, but everything to gain. So get ready because you will be hearing this Mexican American’s name more often.
I want to thank all the amazing ladies whom I met this past weekend. You have given me the courage and drive to keep dreaming BIG and to act on my dreams. I am grateful for that! So now I want to encourage you all (my readers) to also dream big. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Do what you love and be true to yourself. Take up the call. But don’t forget who you are and know where you are going.
To help you dream big, I’m giving away a goodie bag filled with Elena of Avalor cuteness. All you have to do is post a picture of yourself on Instagram with the hashtags #DreamBigPrincess and #dreamingwithabuelaskitchen and tell me what your BIG DREAM is and what you are going to do about it! OR you can tell me below.
*****CLOSES MARCH 14, 2017 @ 9PM PST.
Good luck and keep dreaming!
Elena of Avalor goodie bag includes:
*Elena of Avalor Original Soundtrack
*Elena Wall of Dreams
*Disney Princess Comic
*Merida Little Golden Book
*Aurora Disney Princess Little Kingdom
Didn’t take too many pictures because I was living the moment. Here are a few: