A source of Oneness. A source of Love.

I think with every year of life, our desire to understand our “why’ has to increase. I learned a long time ago that someone’s “why” is their purpose for living. For doing. For being. Tomorrow I turn 31 years old, and to say I have asked myself “why” for the past decade, is an understatement. As always when I write, it is my story, my journey and my life lessons…but I write things which effect

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I love, Love.

   I love, Love.   Dedicated to a very special friend of mine. Louis, my wish for you on your wedding day, and always. I want the love between you, and your beautiful wife Marisa, to continue to grow and intertwine the two of you in such a way that the people around you continue to truly feel your love for each other, deep within their soul. Where it not only inspires them to search

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The evolution of life. The magic in all of us.

I sit here writing, with a whirl wind of thoughts, emotions, and energy running through my being. I have been through a lot in my life. There have been many situations, which have taught me phenomenal life lessons and truly shaped me into the woman I am today. You do not find yourself, and truly understand yourself, until you are pushed passed the boundaries of your comfort zone. You know, that zone that you have

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1 Year Anniversary From My Open Heart Surgery >> 10 Lessons That Changed My Life Forever.

Today, October 14th 2017, marks the one year anniversary of my 5th heart surgery, my second open heart surgery, to put in a pulmonary valve. It is a weird feeling to know that at this very moment, a year ago, I was on an operating table with my chest open, having a bunch of doctors and medical staff working on my heart as my family was anxiously awaiting my return to them. My return, which

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A little gratitude, can go a long way.

You cannot have a bad day, when you remain positive throughout it. Why? Its physics…it is impossible for two things to exist in the same space. As long as you carry positivity and gratitude with you throughout the day, and focus on that; negative feelings or emotions cannot exist. Exactly two months ago from today, on October 14th 2016 at 8:15am, I was already in the operating room for an hour getting prepped…my Open Heart Surgery

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Faith: Believing In Our Journey

“If you believe everything happens for a reason, you cannot choose when and where to apply it” To my knowledge, there are two types of people in this world. Those who believe everything happens for a reason, and those who do not. The difference between these two people are substantial because the ones that do believe, are able to find a purpose and understand the little side journeys of life that we have to go

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Post Surgery, Dedicated to my Mom

This picture was taken, right before we left the hospital to come home. Even through it all, we smiled The next few days were a blur, all I can remember was being in pain. I had an IV in both hands, one in my neck, a chest tube, oxygen…and of course my new incision into my sternum, which separated my ribs, and provided access to my heart.  Needless to say, I was a mess. The only

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Once again, I was with God: My second Open Heart Surgery

When I started Imperfectly Perfect in 2011, I never thought there would come a time where I had to be the one sharing my story. Of course I was always open about my life, specifically my heart disease, but I never really thought the day would come that I had a major surgery and turned to iP not only to tell my story, but for support. Since I was younger, visiting the Cardiologist in the

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The beginning of iP & my “thank you’s”

As my first blog post, I would like to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who has ever supported Imperfectly Perfect,  myself, and my partner Arin. When I thought to create this organization, I didn’t stop to think where it would lead me, I just knew I had to start it. I was 22 years old, had my fourth heart surgery coming up, and was sitting talking to my mom about my thoughts regarding

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