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Elaine’s Happenings from 2011-2013

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Uncategorized, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 05/01/2013 at 02:35

Since I haven’t posted that much in the past couple of years, I’d like to share with you my Season’s Greetings* to give you the scoop and keep you in the loop.

* 2011

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* 2012 

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While many changes have taken place during this time, I’m still the same GOD-loving person † with a BiG heart ♥ who wishes to give the gifts with which He’s blessed me to do good.

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Now that I’m All But Dissertation on my Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University, I’ve taken a sabbatical from teaching for my research yet am carrying on another passion: writing – so here are my biography and the educational articles that I’ve recently published:

Another passion that I still maintain is advocating worthy causes through worthy events, including:

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  • Autism Awareness – Walk with Team Nico in San Antonio, TX (4/13/13)

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Unfortunately, there have been losses along the way, during just these first few months this year alone, so I believe that their souls are looking down on us with love from Heaven above:

  • Savannah Elizabeth Garcia (Jan. 2013) ~ my friends’ daughter

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  • Justin Luu (Jan. 2013) ~ my former co-worker
  • Lori Lime (Feb. 2013) ~ my friend’s sister
  • Kohle Holwick (March 2013) ~ my friend’s son
  • Nenet Español (April 2013) ~ my paternal great-aunt

Luckily, I had the pleasure of rooting on my Dallas Mavericks both at home in the American Airlines Center and on the road this past season, and although they didn’t advance to the NBA playoffs, I’m still a MFFL!

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I’ve also traveled quite a bit, so here’s a list of my most memorable trips:

  • Maryland & Virginia to visit my maternal relatives (Jan. 2013)

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  • Dallas/Fort Worth for friends, races & games (Jan.-Feb. & April 2013)
  • San Antonio for school, races & games (Feb.-April 2013)
  • Rio Grande Valley & México to visit my friends & in-laws + the beautiful churches (March 2013) ♣

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Despite my limited updates, I feel compelled to impart to anyone who’s reading this entry that even if we can’t fit in everything that we want to include in our lives, let’s make the most of the time that we have with those who we love. Whether or not you’re a believer, the world is so much bigger than us to only serve ourselves. I for one, love GOD & therefore love His people, who are more important than just me as 1 person. Lately, I’ve been spending time with special loves – and of course, my Double A-Team, who I’m happy to report are in pretty kitty purr-fect condition – for whom I’m grateful are in my life.

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