It’s not me, it’s you

I had to die a little to appreciate lifeAnd I’m not talking bout when you stop breathing Im talking bout when you stop feeling For a bitRest mentally and emotionally and stop dealing for a bit with everyone and focus on me Looking from the outside in sometimes I get that it’s hard to seeYou…

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Becoming Miss Arlington- San Miguel Sister City

“Being in a pageant is not just about beauty. It’s more about service to the community and being a role model and making a difference. It’s being proud of your city. It’s all what you put into it…” -Chantel Giamanco I never imagined participating in a pageant, let alone winning. Among my many dreams and…

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Cafe 503: A coffee that gives back

Thirty-nine-year-old Salvadoran-American William Salamanca, cofounder of Café 503 talks about the goals and inner workings of his business. Giving insight on how his idea to give back to his community and produce quality coffee merged to form Café 503. Salamanca and his friend Jorge Raul River began working on this project ten years ago but…

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Exploring El Salvador

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you.” – Anthony Bourdain I decided to take an impromptu trip to El Salvador this summer. I had many reasons why I…

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Taco’ Bout A Party

I am a sucker for themed parties. Last year I decided I would bring in my 24th in style by choosing the theme Roaring twenty… four- most of my friends came dressed up as flappers or as businessmen from wall street. This year I wanted to do a taco theme. I wanted vibrant colors, tequila…

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