My Bucketlist

It always seems impossible until it’s done. In July 2009 I had set out to accomplish a bucket list of 30 things before  my 30th birthday and well, life happened as did excuses and I put my list on the back-burner. There are soo many things I have always wanted to see, experience, do and feel and now I’m … More My Bucketlist

Dad Bought a Laptop from Wal-Mart and Received a Textbook Instead

Imagine how happy my dad was to give my step-mother her birthday gift, which was an HP laptop.  Now imagine how dumbfounded they were when they opened the box to find a text book. That’s what happened to my dad and step-mom, Michael & April Padilla in Lubbock, Texas. When my dad went back to Wal-Mart … More Dad Bought a Laptop from Wal-Mart and Received a Textbook Instead

How will you be remembered and what is the legacy you’re leaving behind?

Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark. I can only hope I leave an everlasting trademark with those I cross paths with and have given them something positive to remember me by. As morbid as it may … More How will you be remembered and what is the legacy you’re leaving behind?

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay an Issue Close to my Heart

  Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies by suicide and every 41 seconds someone is left to make sense of it. Three years ago, I lost my Uncle. My step-mom lost her brother. His parents lost a son. This year my step mom is walking on September 20th to raise money for suicide/depression awareness. … More #WorldSuicidePreventionDay an Issue Close to my Heart