Monday, November 25, 2013

Go shorty, it's ur birfday!

It was my mo' fo' birthday last wednesday. Career wise, I've come a really long way. Started off hating Los Angeles when I moved here at age 22. I was so directionless back then that I would spend my days in bed crying and wandering aimlessly on the streets wondering why I couldn't figure out my life or why I felt so out of control and underneath it all, why I just didn't like myself.  I wanted so badly to be independent & feel myself as full woman with a career, a man, a home, with unstoppable confidence, running things like a boss lady--but I was so far from that. How it all unfolded is an entry for another blog but needless to say, here I AM! Having and experiencing what I longed for in my 20's. It has been a difficult journey of self discovery and acceptance (a journey I'm still on)  but I have been passing the tests and I have been extremely blessed so I think I have done plenty right.

There's so much more I want to accomplish and sometimes I still feel really lost because I honestly feel I don't know how to get there and I worry about a lot of things, but I can't deny that I am so proud of where I am today. I love being a WOMAN and I love expanding. I love the results of faith and hard work. I love that I can demand of myself a life worth living and I love that I go for it. The rest of how everything has come together beautifully is, however, the work of something mightier than me and I will never forget that that infinite power that exists is always present & working not just for me but also for you and for all of creation. I started off with nothing-- no direction, no mentors, no guidance, no one taking me under their wing...just a dream, determination, perserverance and faith and believe me when I say I have self worth issues that are as old as I am, I STILL made it happen. So the moral of the story is.....you don't need to be where you think you need to be to start believing in something and take flight.  xo

The day started off with my girlfriend, Lisa Lovie, surprising me with a bday cake on the set of the movie I'm filming now called SHARON 123. It's a comedy about a geek who starts getting laid and is sleeping with three different Sharons. I play Sharon 2. Anyhoo, Lisa had the cake for me and everyone sang happy bday and I loved every moment of it.  

Here's Lisa. She may hate me for posting this pic. 

Then it was lunch with my girlfriends. 

Then my boo came home with flowers.

Frank took me to my favorite restaurant, Crustacean Beverly Hills, and I ate the food I would ask for if I were about to be executed and asked for my last meal. Garlic noodles and crab (Lawd, Jesus!)

Friday night was my bday party. A game night party at my friend Kiki's house. Frank took care of everything, stellar boyfriend that he is. He had a chef making Mexican food for all 40 of us Mexicans. HA HA. I kid. We weren't all mexican, and I am Puerto Rican. :)

Here's the beautiful Natalie. She's definitely Mexican. lol

Here's the host, KIKI (dominican)

Here's Rachel. (white girl)

Here are my friends, David & Harvey, the singing Selena fanatics. And by Selena, I don't mean Selena Gomez. I mean the biddy biddy bom bom one. The ORIGINAL Selena.

Her!



My friend Stacey Storey got me 3 bday cakes. :) (what? what?...what?)



Here's Stacey. She's real purty.
And we finished the night playing games. Here is a game of reverse charades. Um..it's MUSTACHE! duh!

the end. 


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  2. Bravo Velazquez!(tear in muh eye) Thank you for sharing. I gotta go find a Kleenex for these allergies. (allergies, yeah thats it).

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  3. Very nice reading You Nadine, and happy BD :)

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  5. Love this! Honestly happy a Diego alumni is doing so well. Keep going girl...you have come a long way and I know you will reach wherever you want to go. Happy Birfday to jou! Wepaaaa!!! <3 Vanessa S.

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  6. The journey never ends. You've just learned to enjoy and appreciate the process. And it looks like you have good peeps around you, which is so important. When you find good humans, keep them around. Surrounding yourself with people who will take this life journey with you allows you to get to know yourself better. You're on the right track. Enjoy. "Free your mind, and your ass will follow" :)

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  7. Nadine -- We don't know each other, but I love watching you perform, and I am especially impressed by the line, "I love the results of faith and hard work." Keep the faith, baby, and keep working hard. The results show in all aspects of your life, and I hope to keep watching you succeed for many years to come.

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    1. thanks darling. i appreciate it more than u know.

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