Hello Beautiful People!
My name is Dynahlee S. Padilla (pronounced: Die Nah Lee), and I am a junior at State University of New York at New Paltz’s majoring in journalism, and minoring in Spanish. I would love to make a living out of writing because I believe that writing is often overlooked as a career choice, and ultimately, I would like to change that. Writing has always been an outlet for me, especially when given the opportunity to share my pieces with an audience who could identify. I aspire to inspire others, just the way people, experiences, books, songs, movies, and the world itself has inspired me to continue writing prose and poetry. This blog site is all about my takeaway from each day-what I’ve learned, what I’ve observed, what I’ve enjoyed, and everything else in between.
I have an amazing family of 5: my adoring mother, Michelle, my charming father, Raul, my young and fun sister, Katelynn, and my adorable baby brother, Jaden, plus, weird me, of course. Also, my significant other’s name is Joseph, and he’s just so awesome. I really appreciate them all so much. So, my eternal grattitude goes to: to mother, Michelle, for her undivided attention and ear, her patience with me and my strange attitude, and her total appreciation of all my works since the very beginning. To my dad for picking at my brain with his quotes and essential advice about anything and everything. To my fiancé for asking me questions that I never thought would have had a definite answer, until I began to reflect and write. To my little brother and sister for somehow making their way into my life and thoughts every day. Also, thanks to Stephen Chbosky and Ellen Hopkins for exposing me to new ways of writing, perceiving, and retelling what needs to be told, to and for others, not just to and for myself. And, most importantly, thank you, Charlie, my friend. All these people make me, me!
Quotes I LOVE (lyrics, lines, or stanzas):
“There is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.”-rupi kaur
“The world is changed by your example, not your opinion.”-Paulo Coelho
“Be funny without being mean, and instead be remarkably humorous.”
“The best things in life are unexpected-because there were no expectations.”
“Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. Or just wear a flower dress, like the one I’m wearing right now.”
Books I LOVE:
Crank series-Ellen Hopkins
milk and honey– rupi kaur
The Perks of Being a Wallflower-Stephen Chbosky
Foods I LOVE:
white rice and beans with sweet plantains and pork chops (I am Puerto Rican)
mango (it’s so sweet)
sour patch watermelon candy (since birth)
strawberry cookies from The Family Dollar brand (because, why not?)
I really hope you enjoy each read, as much as I enjoy writing each post. My best goes to all of you lovely readers, writers, thinkers, innovators, and anyone else in between! 🙂
p.s. This blog is actually a continuation of a blog website I began in February of 2015. It was called dynahleestar.blog.com, but the website had so many server error messages that I had to switch over. So yay, to happy blogging on a new site!