Hey I am Sandra the “Latin Spice” in Brown Sugar and Latin Spice.
When you come from a past that stole your voice, you forget how to communicate. You want or you're ready to move forward, but you're not sure which direction is progress. You try to tell people how you feel, but they’ve heard something completely different then what you said and you are left saying “who in hell said that ??!!” You feel that you need a translator for the relationships you value because you're saying “I love you” the best way you know how but, that's not what they hear.
The pain you fell when you lose people that you cared about due to not being able to communicate to them clearly. Letting them know that “I valued your place in my life.” Yes, I know that feeling very well because I was that person.
This is why we created Brown Sugar and Latin Spice, so that people like me wouldn’t have to live that way. I have been able to take all of my broken pieces and create a beautiful mosaic of the woman I am today. With leaving the past behind, you will find a new found freedom. I am able to be direct when expressing my likes, dislikes, desires, fears, and whatever I feel. I am liberated, I've learned to develop meaningful quality relationships.
So what's my story? I was where you are, overworked, underpaid, raising my kids and helping my family make it to their next payday (knowing I didn’t really have it). I hated the person I became, I had low self esteem, I was worried about what other people thought of me, I couldn’t stand to be alone with myself, so I stayed on the phone. This way I didn’t have to think about how unhappy I was. I was miserable, but no one knew because I always kept a smile on my face and made sure everyone else around me was happy. I had been miserable for so long that I didn't know who I was or what the real me looked like…. I didn’t know what it was to be Sandra. I needed to know, so I took the time to learn about me. I worked hard and made mistakes and fell in love along the way......with myself of course lol.
You may be thinking “So what gives you the right to speak on this issue?” Well, not only have I lived through and overcome the struggle. I also went to school to be able to learn how to help others who may be in the same situation as me.
What makes me different? I remember… I have been in the thick of it, went to school and learned about it, took some more training on it, and made it the hell out!!!! I want to help you do the same.