cubans, fashion and always listening to my grandmother.

My abuela always had a few fashion rules up her sleeve (pun intended), and I realized how closely I follow them:

1. Wrists aren’t meant to be shown. Wear some bangles, darling, and announce your presence. 

2. If you insist on dying your hair, insist on touching it up every 8-10 weeks.

3. The more prints, the better. You’re Cuban, you can pull it off.

4. On that note, always wear gold. If you wear it in a necklace, wear two. 

Back when I lived in KC, I had a pretty good friend who I would regularly talk to and/or go to HH with. I moved back to Texas, we lost touch, but would still occasionally talk/tweet/whatever.
One day, she just blocked me on everything, and I later found out she was talking a bit behind the scenes. And it just TORE me up. I value each person in my life, and although I’ve never talked poorly of that person, it really killed me at the time.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had to take a hard look and realize that if someone doesn’t want to be my friend anymore, I can’t stop them. Do I wish that we had had a discussion and not a very blunt severing? Of course.
Life doesn’t work out that way, though. So I choose to remember the friendship fondly - and not about what happened afterward. 

Back when I lived in KC, I had a pretty good friend who I would regularly talk to and/or go to HH with. I moved back to Texas, we lost touch, but would still occasionally talk/tweet/whatever.

One day, she just blocked me on everything, and I later found out she was talking a bit behind the scenes. And it just TORE me up. I value each person in my life, and although I’ve never talked poorly of that person, it really killed me at the time.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had to take a hard look and realize that if someone doesn’t want to be my friend anymore, I can’t stop them. Do I wish that we had had a discussion and not a very blunt severing? Of course.

Life doesn’t work out that way, though. So I choose to remember the friendship fondly - and not about what happened afterward. 

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