2013 A Year in Review
As I contemplate my successes in 2013, I am forever grateful for all the friends that have graced my life. For me, 2013 was truly MY YEAR and a transitional year for me and my entrepreneurial adventures. I have accomplished much and I feel that I have just begun…
Just a reflective “bakers dozen” list of my accomplishments in 2013:
- Launched my website— zulmaramaria.com
- Started my Divine Daily Connections from “Your Divine Self”
- Started building my list
- Completed my poetry books to be posted online
- Completed my first ebook—to be published in 2014
- Created a series of “Dicho Posters” with my divine sayings
- Launched my “Reclaiming Your Divinity” workshops
- Became an “Infinite Possibility” Trainer
- Presented at Latism 2013
- Co-sponsoring the RiseUp Leadership Series with REO Strategies and UpLatino
- Launched the Annual Latina Day of Gratitude on October 15th, 2013
- Made some strong connections with great individuals who have become great friends
And, as I look at all I’ve accomplished, I can’t help but look at my “todo” list and wonder about all that was left undone, that I still need to do, that are part of what I am going to get around to…and it fills me with hope, anticipation, joy, and wonder. It is heartening to know, that no matter what I do, there is still more to do and more to accomplish and more to achieve. I feel blessed and blissed at the same time. Blessed that I have the health, skills, and knowledge to achieve my dreams and blissed that my dreams fill me with joy, contentment, and happiness.
As contemplate 2014, I know that it again will be my year and I have a baker’s dozen list to share with you about what I plan to accomplish in 2014…
What is your baker’s dozen for 2013??Con un pan y cafecito, Seguimos adelante, Zulmara Maria
Launching the International Day of Latina Gratitude on October 15, 2013 as an official clausura to Latino Heritage Month as an annual event is MY BIG IDEA. I want to bring Latinas everywhere together to raise our collective voices of GRACIAS y BENDICIONES and to help us connect as a talented group of women who are changing the world, one gratitude, one thank you, one appreciation at a time.
I want to attend the ELLA Leadership Institute because I have been impressed with the Latina Leadership Network and the ELLA Leadership Institute and the work that Angelica Perez has done in pulling together an AWESOME, POWERFUL group of Latinas and I want to connect and align my cause with their causes. Many of them are online friends or cyber amigas or social media acquaintances or comadres en el internet- that have the same drive, ambition, and motivation that I have. I love that many of them have a social justice calling that is deep and profound. We are all fighting the same fight, we are all speaking on the same issues, we are all concerned about our children, other people’s children and the plight of mother earth.
This AMAZING group of women resonates with my very core and my projects, International Latina Gratitude Day, Reclaiming Your Divinity: las posibilidades son infinitas, the Latina Millionaire, and Pitching Your Passion and Marketing Your Spirit. I launched my business, Roots y Wings, on September 1, 2013 as a way of celebrating my life, giving back to the community that has supported me for so many years and through so many trials, paying it forward to those who are following their dreams, and supporting our communities in any way I can. My projects are focused on personal and professional development for Latinas and I welcome the opportunity to work with such talented and soulful Latinas who tend to resonate with ELLA and have made it the organization it has become.
I am looking forward to the opportunity to getting to know the many AWESOME Latinas in the organization and further its vision and mission, as Latinas every where raise their collective voices and become the change we wish to see in the world.
To find out more about the First Annual International Day of Latina Gratitude and to participate, please click HERE and stay tuned for more information.