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@elgorditonegrito  "Life is the only play where there's no rehearsals. Are you giving your best performance? Currently ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ—ฝ

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This by far has been one of the most longest, toughest, and emotional weeks of my life! . This week I said a final farewell to my father, a man with whom I have had several different relationship over my lifetime. . I won't draw this out or speak too much about it, but what I will is..... . Papa, the relationship we had at the end was by far the best! You showed me that it's never too late to change or to try something new. I'm so glad I got to meet all the lives you touched and learn about the kind deeds you did that you never spoke about. . Papa I'm so thankful to God the last words we shared was I love you. I now know how proud you were of me as it was evident when your friends spoke of you. Papa, you will always be in my heart. Je t'aime pour toujours ta fils Jean. at Viejo San Juan

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2 months ago

Day 30 of 30 . . Gratefulness for: making it to 30! . We made it to the finale! It's my birthday and boy am I glad to be alive! I've been shown so much love and It's been overwhelming. . I was thinking of what I wanted to say but I realized that I've said a lot already. Hahaha. . The biggest lesson I think I've learned in my twenties was to love myself unconditionally first, be me authentically, and, do something good for someone. . Thank you to everyone who went on this journey with me. It has been an incredible ride. Don't think that it's over either. I'm just getting started! 30's here I come! . . #photooftheday #dirty30 #itsmybirthday #30daysofgratefulness #gratitude #grateful #loveyourself #liveauthentic #travelnoire #travelgram #instagood #instadaily #instatravel #blackmen at Manhattan, New York

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Day 29 of 30 . Gratefulness: Learning to be Flexible about life and my so called "plan"s for it. . Lol ok so yea I know I missed a day, but that's the point of this post! So many times In my 20's I have been hard on myself for not perfectly completing goals that i've comitted to. It's like the whole cliche saying of focusing on the destination and forgetting to enjoy the trip. sabes? Well, Life has never unfolded as perfectly as I planned. So, instead of beating myself up for not reaching a goal perfectly, or executing a plan flawlessly, i'm learning to enjoy the journey of life, while reaching the destination, even if a wrong turn, or pitstop is taken. . . . . . #30daysofgratefulness #photooftheday #liveauthentic #beflexible #instagood #instadaily #instatravel #travelnoire #soulsociety #blacktravelfeed #gratitude #happiness #enjoyingthejourney at Malcesine, Lake Garda

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Day 28 of 30 . Gratefulness for: Mario, Kristina, Daniel, & Alessandro . What a year 2018 has been! This year would not have been what it is if not for the this crew right here. So many first were had with this crew that I can't even begin to count. . @kristinasoleng I met her my first day exploring and it was like catching up with an old friend! we just clicked and that was that. Thanks for all the hugs, the "just because, and the love. You'll never know how much that kept me going. Love you to the moon and back! . @bergsman.daniel. Man you challenged me and forced me to confront my own stereotypes and predjudices. I fell in love with soccer (lol ok ok, it's footbal), because of you too. I learned so much about work ethic, and endurance. Nothing but love from this corner and thanks for all the lessons! . . Alessandro. The Italian Stallion! Simplicity, nature, and enjoying life at every level. I learned that from you. If you want someone to teach you about swag, get to know my Italian friend. Grazie Millie! . @marioandreslpz, Mi hermano mexicano! How much S&@$ did we get into this year! lol It feels like a f'in whirlwind. Man, so much to say, road dawg, homie, friend, thanks for always reminding me to laugh, to be present in the moment, and helping me remember to live a little. We fight, we get on each others nerves, but i wouldnt change it. Aunque no somos hermanos de sangre, somos hermanos verdad Gracias por todo Marito! . . #30daysofgratefulness #photooftheday #friends #gratitude #graziemille #GEM #grenoble #france #instagood #liveauthentic #micorazon #instadaily #mbastudent #gradlife #myfriendsarebetterthanyours at Grenoble, France

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2 months ago

Day 27 of 30 . Gratefulness for: My Texas friends . You haven't made a friend unless you made one from Texas! @tashrenay and @thee1mrmyke people have kept me true to my roots, and have helped me stay grounded. It's always good food, laughs, and some type of shenanigan that we get into everytime I visit. A Texas friend is one that will call you and say " Hey friend, I havent heard from you in a while, you good?" Get you a Texas friend and you'll see what real loyalty, looks like. . My love and Loyalty will always run to these two! Love you all . . #30daysofgratefulness #photooftheday #texasfriends #instatravel #instagood #loyalty #friends #dallas at Dallas, Texas

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Day 25 of 30 . Gratefulness for: Living abroad in Europe . . Countdown to 30 is coming to soon to a close! I'm like wow I can't believe I've been this consistent about something for once. lol . Today I'm thanking for the two occasions I had to come and live in Europe. One was in Spain and then other has been in France. While in Europe, I have had the privilege to travel a lot and explore different places. I've met so many differnt people from all over the world. . Europe taught me to enjoy nature, being present, and understanding that life is more thank working to accumulate the latest and greatest. . #30daysofgratefulness #dirty30 #photooftheday #instatravel #expatlife #liveauthentic #nature #munich #germany #travel #travelblogger #inspiration #winter #park #travelnoire #blackandabroad #luxurytravel #travel #traveltheworld #instagood #instadaily #instalike at Munich, Germany

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Day 24 of 30 . Gratefulness for: France . . Sorry for the late post! Lol but it's here before the bell. . Ok so for the last year or so I've been living in France completing a graduate degree. Being here has taught me so much about myself and things that I needed to improve, or have never realized I did. . I mean how can you not change when you see it right in front of your face? France I am grateful for the opportunities you have given me to become a better person, although I'm low-key still a bit trashy. Lol ๐Ÿ˜‰ . #30daysofgratefulness #France #liveauthentic #selfimprovement #photooftheday #instatravel #gradlife #travelgram at Paris, France

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2 months ago

Day 22 of 30 . Gratefulness for: My Family . Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I saved this post especially for today. I'm thankful for my family. We fight, we laugh, we cry, and disagree; however, the bonds that keep us are always stronger. Im grateful and thankful that I am apart of this family. I love you all from the bottom of my heart. . . #family #thanksgiving #30daysofgratefulness #bonds #photooftheday at West Palm Beach, Florida

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2 months ago

Day 21 of 30 . Gratefulness for: Provisions . What's good everyone! We're getting close to the end. Thanks for following me on this journey! . In my country tomorrow is Thanksgiving. The narrative is a bunch of bull about pilgrims and Indians cohabitating and living together peaceably. Don't believe the hype! It definitely didn't go down like that. However we tell the story to codify the truth of how what really happened. #fakehistory #problamatic . Anyway, what I like to practice in celebrating this holiday is taking the time to reflect on all the basic things I take for granted on a daily basis. Food, shelter, clean water, being abled bodied. . Tell me down below what are you most grateful for this year? . Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! . #30daysofgratefulness #thanksgiving #gratitude #photooftheday #auxerre #france at Ville d'Auxerre

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Day 20 of 30. . Gratefulness for: The Journey . . This post was a hard one for me to write simply because Its not what I want to say. The journey is where one grows, develops, and becomes stronger. The journey is where we can find the little surprises life throws at us. . Traveling, many times I wanted to rush to the next city or next activity. But to be honest, the best times I've had were ones found along the way. . We strive so much to reach the destination but don't realize it's in the journey where we gain the necessary skills and training to be ready once we finally arrive at the destination. . I'm learning to love the journey. . #30daysofgratefulness #journey #travelling #dirty30 #growth at Untermeyer Park

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Day 19 of 30 . Gratefulness for: Perspective and choice . Happy Monday peeps. Starting the week off with gratitude for perspective. In the last few years I've tried to work on myself to remember perspective in how I view myself, others, and situations. . Knowing that one always has choice in dealing with a situation, good or bad has been the hardest one for me too. But hey that's what growth is for. . ๐Ÿ“ธ @the_illustrious_gio . . #30daysofgratefulness #perspective #choice #liveauthentic #photooftheday #newyork #choice #dirty30 at Yonkers, New York

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Day 18 of 30 Gratefulness for: My Boston Family . Boston, a city with very special memories. Not for the city itself. As for as I'm concerned you could throw the whole thing away. . What makes the city so special for me is the family I gained there. People who showed me what it meant to be there for someone without pretense. We're not blood, but the bond is just as thick. . @thaigordo ,@only_mrs.kp, and Keisha took me in when I had no family, and now where to go. They opened their home, and their hearts to me from the very start. Part of where I am today is because of the generosity, and love they showed. I even got a Thai mom! . @the_illustrious_gio, always keeping me accountable, having my back, and willing to fight for me! . @medozzi @thetapestryofhumanity always gave me laughter, acceptance, good music, and a little chisme! . @sarahinaaa, @sirsalomon, mi hermana dominicana, and mwen fre ayisyen always being there to give a extra hand, how could I have explored so much of the world without you guys too! . I love you all like a fat kid loves cake.....and who better than me to know how much that is. lol . . #30daysofgratefulness #gratitude #photooftheday #boston #family #familia #love #friends #liveauthentic at Boston, Massachusetts

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2 months ago

Gratefulness countdown continued! Day 17 of 30 . Gratefulness for: The future . Wow 17 days in and not to many more days before the big 30! . Today I want to express gratitude for the future. Thanking God/universe in advance for all the opportunities, blessings, victories, I will have in my 30's. . The universe is abundant and will manifest all that I need! . . #30daysofgratefulness #paris #france #positivity #photooftheday #positivevibes #positivity #energy at Ile-de-France, France

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Day 16 of 30 . Gratefulness for: Paris and specialization week . . Paris, the city of lights, dog poop, monuments, amour, workstrikes, and good wine. This past year I've spent so much time in French capital, that I dare to say it's become almost my second home. Honestly, I never really understood the allure of Paris.....I mean maybe if you come with your boo you feel the lovey dovey mushiness of it....but if you are like me, booless and bougie, you might not see the beauty of Paris (cue sad emoji). . Honestly, I fell in love with the city because of the people there. Everyday going to the Eiffel town with @confessions_of_a_fashionholic, and @rawanabusalman. Getting drinkings and dinner with @ankitatiwarii and @jorjbach. Celebrating chinese new years with @veronicaxx4444 and @orachan0312. Even exploring the city with @francymargee, and Binita. These were the reasons Paris will always hold a special place in my heart, and for that I am always grateful. Merci Beaucoup mes amis! Je n'oublierai jamais Paris! . . #paris #30daysofgratefulness #mba #GEM #france #dirty30 #secondhome #fbf at Paris, France

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Day 15 of 30 Gratefulness for: Lindsey, Savannah, and Sophia . . How can I even begin to say what these three women have done for me and mean to me in my life? These beautiful melanated souls, are my dearest, longest, and closest friends. They have definitely seen me in all stages of my life and growth, at the highest highs and lowest of lows. And yet, somehow, are still my friends. lol I simply need to call and say "I need" and their response is always, " what and how soon" I think to myself, what have I done to deserve such friendships.? . . There's so much to say about these three beautiful souls that I've been blessed to known for 10+ years, but really we'd be here all day! I love you all from the bottom of my heart, and truly words can't describe just how much I am gratefull for you all . . #30daysofgratefulness #london #dirty30 #liveauthentic #gratitude at West Palm Beach, Florida

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