Author Archive: The Sparkled Life

Valentina: Graduation Day


Ladies and gentlemen, After 6 years of hard work and sleepless nights, I have finally graduated. I now have an Associate’s, a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Accounting. I even managed to be nominated for Valedictorian for the Associate’s Degree, but opened the letter too late. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ I can’t even describe how happy and …

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It’s Gonna be Cakes


“He flew to New York to visit his aunt on a Saturday morning. He was carrying a “funky looking grandma cake” – as he described it.  “Nothing special, not presentable, not finished.” Without a cake box to store it in, he covered it with blue plastic wrap. It looked quite ugly, frankly. But as he …

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Nathan: I Married My Best Friend…


I married my best friend. We were married for 13 years. The discussion to separate was the darkest months of our lives. We were both scared. Our world shifted. We couldn’t stop crying. We needed each other to get through this, but how? When we separated, I chose not to abandon her. She agreed. Just …

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Bianca: On Love


A useful message that is sure to help you live a more fulling life: Love as if you’re going to be in love forever. Every marriage does not have a happy ending. All love stories are not magical. All couples don’t end up being together til eternity and all lovers don’t end up being soulmates. But …

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Fata Morgana: Strange Mirages at Sea


“Jesuit Priests aren’t especially known for their heavy drug u/se, but it we’re to believe the account of Father Domenico Giardina, he was tripping pretty hard. Looking out over the sea from Messina, Sicily, Giardina saw “a city all floating in the air, and so measureless and so splendid, so adorned with magnificent buildings, all of …

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Frank: Laundry


Doing laundry with my big girl Skyler while mommy goes to the gym…Our conversation went a little like this. “Hey Sky, make sure you do a good job folding.” Her answer: “Come on, Daddy – I’ve been folding since I was 5. Don’t you know me?” She just turned 6 in July.  Lol.

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Gen: My Vision


I am a passionate, honest, and committed woman. My vision for the world is one where everyone gets to put their passion into action, do what they love, and have the life they dreamed wasn’t possible. Race, religion or political views will no longer be relevant when everyone taps into their authentic self. My definition …

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Bianca: My Life Philosophy


My life philosophy summed up…People are always questioning me about my “credit score,” a “career,” “kids” and all the other false markers of success.😂 Yeah – I said it. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Success is whatever the fuck you want it to be! It is not the agreed upon socially accepted BS you were born into. Think about it this …

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Holiday Preview of December Goals: Inspired by Angels <3


Affirmation: I am a Divine, Cherubic, Adorable Angel! Goal: To embrace the the Christmas holiday spirit in NYC To research for 30 minutes Christmas Sites in NYC by December 6 To go on an excursion to 2 or more Holiday Markets on two separate occasions Visit one Holiday Market by December 10 Visit second Holiday …

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Dreaming of my Dream Home…


Dreamscapes… I went to view three open houses today for possible purchase around the Upper East Side! So much momentum…I love looking at charming apartments, whether it’s for rent or now to buy… We spoke to the realtors and got a feel of the NYC market, which seems to be going down…as in, more of …

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