So many updates for the week! WOW. It’s been an incredibly busy month with new opportunities. I think it’s interesting that every time I want to throw in the towel and have a mild mental breakdown, God throws a little message in my inbox from someone wanting to work with us.
Asi es la vida. Mi dios tiene humor. Que chistosito, no Chuy? :) lol. I was sitting at my desk at work ready to pull out all of my hair and complaining to Steven. That same day I got a notification in my email. This time it came in the form of Toyota for an event for National Women’s Month. A couple of us influencer mamis got the opportunity to meet with some other chingonas from Toyota and UMOM. Any time we get to do community service Priscilla and I get excited. I don’t think there’s anything more gratifying than helping someone else.
I was able to go buy $100 worth of necessities for women and children to be able to donate. We also got a cute little car to go shop in. I got the 2019 Toyota Avalon to cruise in! The kids absolutely loved it. Honestly, if I ever purchase another sedan Toyota is the way to go. The technology they have right now is perfect for people who can’t drive, like myself! Real shit… I was pulling out of the parking lot and didn’t see a car coming so the car literally hit the breaks for me. You can’t even cross lanes without putting your blinker or it will beep at you. If the car feels you going out of your lane it almost jerks a tad bit and redirects you. It’s cray! I loved it. There are so many little nuances to the vehicle that I loved. And the size was so nice for the kids and I. If you have any more questions about the Toyotas I’ve had so far PLEASE ask me!
We started the event day doing community service at UMOM. We got a tour of the facility and I was so blown away with all of the amazing things they offer. I have to admit, I knew about UMOM but didn’t have a full understanding of all the services they offer. We all have hard times, but I’ve never experienced homelessness. It really made Priscilla and I want to get involved for Adelante Mami to potentially make that a home for community service. They have a career center, a child development center, a store where they can get clothes and other items, a center for the kids to do activities, ect. It’s essentially their own little community with every resource they need on campus to get back on track. After our tour we helped sort through and organize books that were donated for a volunteer program. People go in and read to the kids! It also gives the parents a little break as well. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit https://umom.org/volunteer/
After volunteering we had a nice little brunch at Pomelo's in Phoenix. It was really cool to be able to get to know the other girls and share our experience as an "influencer" or in my case very super MICRO influencer lol. I'm really big on community and collaboration so I was totally just taking advantage of having a seat at the table and learning about everyone else's experience. It also motivated us to keep going and creating content. We all have a very unique path and niche for what we do. After brunch we got an exclusive look at the new RAV4- https://www.toyota.com/RAV4/ very trendy and tech savvy car! Our tour of Phoenix was pretty cool because we learned about the badass women in AZ. I've been here my entire life and still didn't realize the history of women here. Overall it was such a great day and amazing experience. Check out this little recap of our fun filled day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4m77zWtasc