Alicia Castillo

I am a 43 year old (should I say “young”?) widow with two marvelous, beautiful and wonderful young children. I was married sixteen years, eight months and ten days. I was born in Venezuela and moved to the United States on April of 1999 after the presidential election win by Hugo Chavez. I am bilingual. My blog is written in English (which amazes me since it is not my first language) then translated into Spanish. I am a caring, and loving friend. I have a full time job as a Worship and Volunteer Coordinator at Unity of Naples. I love creating/editing images with text on it. We have a facebook page and I create all of our images with our own quotes. It is one of the things I love to do THE most. It relaxes me and also allows me to express my creativity. I love writing my blog but I have to admit it has been hard. Sometimes I feel it’s too raw. I feel that my emotions are too raw still. I guess that will change and heal with time. Most of the time I feel as if I was strapped to a roller coaster (and I hate roller coasters) and all I can do is either keep my eyes closed and feel sick the whole time or actually enjoy the ride and the view. I believe am extremely resilient, strong, courageous, open-hearted and open-minded. I have learned to be much more compassionate, finally non-judgmental, to have more empathy and be more caring and mindful through my widowhood experience. I don’t even recall how I got to your website and when I saw the “Write for Us” button, I thought it could be an exciting thing (if I’m accepted, of course). Thanks for the opportunity. Love all that you’re doing!


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