I'm so excited to get this blog and youtube going. I'm not the savviest woman in the world, but when I really want something I manage to figure it out eventually. That or I ask my boyfriend to do it for me. Love you, boo. I absolutely love the Adelante Mami platform, but it's only a piece of who I am. Like most Scorpios, we have many different sides and passions. I have always had my head in multiple clouds. I've struggled my entire life trying to figure out how to incorporate all of the things that I love into one. People have always told me I needed to focus on one thing. Quite frankly, I think that's bullshit. The truth is you can have it ALL. You don't have to settle for one thing and your life doesn't have to revolve around your responsibility to be whoever it is people think you are.
I'm a mother, a girlfriend, a professional, a leader, a student, a feminist, a singer, a writer, an entrepreneur, etc. It's always been a joke that "Dede does this" or "Dede does that". The name Dede Does It just made sense lol. I'm a dreamer and a do-er. I want to continue to do more things and challenge myself to try new things. I'm giving you a front row seat to the hot mess express so buckle up! I've always had people say I couldn't do things. I've always had people who discouraged me or said I wasn't doing things right. Maybe they were right, but at least I did it. I try. I learn. I never listen to anyone because I'm stubborn. If I feel something inside there's no one that can tell me any different.
I'll be sharing my personal family life, the making of my music, the corporate leadership gig and the continued building of Adelante Mami. Social media has given us unrealistic expectations and a picture perfect process for accomplishing our goals. Following people who have already "made it" is cool. But I'd much rather follow people who are grinding it out and you can see their progress over time. I'm much more interested in the story and the hustle than perfection. I have so many friends and meet so many women who struggle with pursuing their passion. Sometimes it's mom/wife guilt and other times it's plain insecurity. We make excuses and talk ourselves out of doing things. We put limitations on what we can do as women and follow whatever the current wave is. I hope that this blog and youtube videos inspire women to do something creative. Something that makes you feel alive! It doesn't have to be perfect. JUST DO IT!