From One Impulsive Decision to the Next


I’ve always had a bit of an impulsive streak inside me. I can’t help but jump head first into new things, look back and ask questions later.

Exactly two weeks ago I decided to start a vlog. A video blog for those of you who don’t know. I felt like I needed a pickmeup. Something new and exciting to try. A new challenge to commence. I knew if I set a goal to do one once or twice a week I’d procrastinate and quickly fall off. I had to go big or go home. So I decided to start a DAILY vlog for the month of March.

What I’m loving about it so far is the rawness and spontaneity. I never really know what is going to come out of my mouth, or my kids’ mouth, and it’s capturing a lot of the REAL here and now. I take photos and write about our days here on my blog, but some of the day-to-day things have been feeling too boring to document.

The silly random thoughts and moments that no longer make the cut on my blog seems to be finding a place in the vlog. I am enjoying that.

So I don’t know if you enjoy watching vlogs (I’ll admit, it takes a special person I think, because I can’t always sit through 15 minutes of someone else’s life) but if you do, check ours out. We’re doing daily videos through March then I’ll reevaluate what I’m going to do after that. We’ll see how it goes. I’m not sure how they’ll come into play here on my blog, maybe I’ll share a couple favorites once a week, or maybe I’ll keep it completely separate. Let me know if you have an opinion.

Ok, so when I started this thing, it was just in time for me to go support my best bloggy friend at the We All Grow Latina Bloggers conference. Vanessa from De Su Mama is an incredible mother, photographer, writer and friend. She was honored as a Storyteller at this fabulous conference. She presented a powerful story on stage about her journey to discovering, and falling in love with the country her family immigrated from.

Keep checking back on her blog for her story which should be up soon! I was so incredibly proud of her.

Vanessa knows I’m a huge Disney fan and she was so thoughtful to invite me to experience this with her. While there we also got to have a special Disney Princess experience, go to an early screening of the new Beauty and the Beast (my review is here) and tour the Walt Disney Studios lot. We even bumped into Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company! I have two or three vlogs about the conference, I’ll share a couple below.

Vanessa and I, and parts of our family have been on about a half a dozen little adventures together with another coming up this summer. She listens to and supports my impulsiveness and talks me of the ledge when I’ve gone too far. She’s an amazing woman and I’m so lucky to call her my friend.

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  1. This is so awesome! It looks like you had tons of fun. I’m a huge Disney fan as well. You’re so lucky to have a close friend like that!

  2. Seems like you and Vanessa share a great connection! How great that you were there to support her at such a great event. And btw, loving your Vlog and courage to take on such a challenge! Can’t wait to see what you do with it next, following! 🙂

    1. Vanessa is my GIRL! I’m so glad you watched my VLOG, such a crazy challenge, I’ve realized I seem to only like DAILY challenge things. I’m a little nuts that way I guess.

  3. I have been watching your Vlog whenever I can. I love it! I especially loved your last one asking your daughter about her Beauty and the Beast experience.

  4. I love that your are vlogging too now! You and your family have such great personalities, you all seem like naturals! My daughter and I have plans for a girls night with friends and their daughters to see Beauty and The Beast this weekend. So excited!

    1. Haha, Emily I’m so glad you like it. It’s really truly been a fun adventure this month and I think we’ll keep it up (though not daily). I can’t wait to hear what you guys think of the movie! Please let me know!

  5. Hi Jennifer, It’s my first time around here and am feeling lucky because you’ve just started your vlog. I liked the first video.
    Am also trying to understand the baby-making-machine concept…

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