I’m almost ashamed to admit that it took 5 years and a hospital visit to finally get this blog up and running. But being a painfully stubborn, self-destructive, indecisive Cuban woman can sometimes lead to interesting life lessons, and the consequences stemming from the lack of a creative outlet became glaringly obvious following the daily ingestion of migraine pills and the catheterization of my veins. I dedicated 5 years of my life to a job that all but sucked the personality out of me. And while I’m grateful for the few great things I was able to take from it (my amazing friends, an incredible husband, and a taste for champagne that will surely one day leave me bankrupt yet happily fizzy), I made a decision two weeks ago that it wasn’t enough of a fair trade off because I still didn’t have me. So this is the implementation and realization of a risk I’ve been reluctant to take until now. This is what happens when a girl quits her job and stops going through the motions. This is my life, uncorked.