Puerto Rico Sun welcomes guest bloggers. Here's a journal entry by Alicia Anabel Santos about her journey, writer life and love.
My Journey to Love~
Alicia Anabel Santos
Good morning its 8am in Argentina, 6am in New York…. and my body has not adjusted to the time yet. The journey has been incredible so far.
Today, I am thinking about what Paulo Coelho calls, “ones personal legend.” When one goes in search of his personal legend the universe conspires in helping him attain it… The idea that we all must go in search of our personal legends…
For me... My personal legend is my writer’s life… from the moment I claimed the title “I AM A WRITER,” to where I am today…. Quitting my very secure job at McGraw-Hill and traveling all across Latin America studying and filming the African Diaspora in Spanish speaking nations.
I have put my personal writer’s journey to the side to work on this project… dedicating my life to this amazing project… AFROLATINOS: The Untaught Story www.afrolatinos.tv. What I have learned is that much of my journey and discovering my personal legend has been about SERVICE….
Serving the community
Serving young girls
I am here to serve! Whether that is thru the truth, whether that is thru acts of love, whether that is thru sharing very difficult examples of moments in my life… I am here to SERVE as an example to my daughter and all those I meet on this beautiful journey.
Part of my journey has been to understand that unexpected things will and do enter our lives that we believe are here to take us off our journey – but what I understand is that all obstacles are part of the journey and are here to serve a lesson.
Afrolatinos came after I published my first feature article in Urban Latino magazine – what a blessing.
When it arrived… I stopped writing my historical fiction novel… it was put on hold… the amazing thing was that every country I intended to write about in my novel... I ACTUALLY have had the opportunity to visit during filming the documentary.
I don’t believe in coincidences.
I know that everything happens for a reason.
In between filming I decided I wanted to write a play. Which I completed in some insane amount of time… I finished a first draft in February 2010 which I put to the side after working on it a few weeks… I picked it up again in April of the same year…I had the final draft completed in June 2010… my first play titled, I WAS BORN~
It was ON…………
Then something new appeared to me on this journey… it came from my character LIA from the play… Lia – who is really me…. Her story was one I was trying to ignore… I thought I could get away with writing a beautiful story of women I have met in the journey without really showing myself. I ignored Lia’s story… she wanted her story out! My story!!!
Which brings me to today - - I am being called to write my memoir… my story… that I have been writing since 2006 without my even knowing it.
And so, now I am going to sit and finish it… with your help~
Please check out my kickstarter page… if you aren’t able to help with a donation… its all good… your LOVE, support and prayers are ALL I need~ but do share it with the universe… all things are possible…
“What you still need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.’ Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.” From the Alchemist~
Thank you for helping me realize my personal legend~
Peace, light and LOVE~
Alicia Anabel Santos is writer/co-producer of Creador Pictures, LLC.