I grew up in my grandma's quilt shop and first learned how to use a sewing machine when I was five. I would sit on my mom's lap and 'steer' while she manned the pedal - my legs were a little short back then (they still are, honestly 🙃)
One of my first jobs at the shop was crawling under the tables of the classroom, picking up errant pins and needles. With my keen eye and short stature, there was no one better for the job! We all start somewhere, right?
📸 Here I am with my very first quilt show entry, age 7
To absolutely no one's surprise, I have always been drawn to bold, vivid colors. In second grade, I declared hot pink and electric blue (or 'hot blue' as I liked to call it) my two favorite colors.
📸 Age 6(ish) with my heckin' amazing aunt, Linda - I was obsessed with that tie dye dress (and also squirrels)
With a background in classical ballet - that started around the same time I learned how to sew - I began practicing yoga a few years ago. It was love at first pose (or, asana).
The best part was when I realized I can pretty much bring yoga with me anywhere I go! And in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I became a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200).
📸 Yoga en la playa in Puerto Rico about a month before the pandemic took over the states
Be as colorful on the outside as I know you are on the inside
no tengas miedo de ser tú mismo, nunca 💫