The Beautiful Street


My Argentina Anniversary

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I officially returned from Argentina one year ago today!

I want to take a moment to reflect, as this anniversary feels more monumental than other's. The last year was filled with lots of change and I can recognize, in many areas of my life, I have made moves! That always feels good.

I professionally moved into the world of PR and copywriting and have learned a great deal, and still am.

Dance is a constant that I lean on, love, and train in. I am growing and progressing and like any passion, I have days where I feel a level of confidence and days I don’t like anything my body is doing. But most days, I move, whether that is on my way to my desk or a dance session.

I am choreographing a piece.

I restarted this lovely blog.

I have opportunities lined up to teach dance with teenagers.

I have a meditation practice.

I now enjoy listening to and reading entrepreneurial podcasts and books. 

I have been exploring the world of buying a house, which still seems unlikely, but is a complicated, interesting world to venture into.

This last year I have committed more fully to many of my personal endeavors. My passion has grown and my focus is narrowing on what I can best be used for. It isn’t time for me to travel; it is time for me to stay put and see what I can seed and nurture. I have been adulting hard. I have even been looking for a little dog ;)

While I am content with all of my physical endeavors and I love how I spend my time, I look back at the last year and I see that it was emotionally one of the most challenging. There were lots of tears, sadness, loss and pain. I attached onto the 9-5 schedule like it was the best new invention. The routine of my life kept me balanced and moving forward and at age 29, I finally understood why people work these hours! Wow.

I look over the last year and I ask myself, how did I become a better person? A better friend? How did I become more balanced? How did I spiritually grow? What is the basis for my connection with others, myself and with a Higher Power?

Sometimes I can answer those with confidence, and other times I feel a little less, honest. The path to truth is not an easy one. It is long and curvy, and sometimes I feel I am just hanging on as I get whipped around the corner. And other times I feel that the truth is right here, in front of me, inside of me, and amongst me. I am stepping into the next year of change, acceptance, and full on push to expand more and fear less.



Welcome to La Calle Hermosa!

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It is May Day, 79°F here in Portland, Oregon, and I am not only celebrating the beautiful weather but the joy I feel in re-launching this blog. I am so excited to get this up and runnin' (again). I officially bring you the new and improved internet lady landing space! 

I started this blog last year (check my 1st post here) while I was living in Argentina but took a hiatus after returning to the States. When I was in Argentina, I became captivated and inundated with the street art in Buenos Aires. I began to seek out work created by female artists and found most people could count the number of female graffiti artists on one hand. Being a street dancer and often attending events that are mostly dominated by dudes, I became inspired to share women coming up in an artistic world where they are often the minority.

And so, La Calle Hermosa began. La Calle Hermosa translates to "The Beautiful Street." The street is a beautiful place in which many art forms i.e. dance, graffiti, music etc., have been created and are still created. This blog will focus on, but is not limited to, art that can be or is done in the street. 

I see women doing dope art on the regular and am excited to share work definitely worth checking out. Stay tuned, subscribe and check back!

Enjoy the day! I am off to the river for a hike and some Vitamin D soaking, sun laying time.