― Nelson Mandela
This is so very difficult for me to say, but I need to say it none the less. The time has come for me to close up shop on Pandora's Caja. I have enjoyed every single minute of sharing Chayanne and all of his hottie goodness with you, but the time has come for me to move the focus of my writing in a different direction. While I have enjoyed writing about Chayanne and other music artists on Pandora's Caja, my vision has changed, I have grown up.
I started writing with my community page called Guajira Girl. I had just become a huge fan of Chayanne and while I enjoyed the other fan pages, I knew I wanted to share my thoughts about Chayanne in my own voice, my unique perspective. As time went on it wasn't enough. I brought Guajira Girl to a close and Pandora Esperanza was born. I wanted to write, really WRITE! I started finding my voice inside of Pandora's Caja.
Writing so passionately about Chayanne lead to me to a deeper exploration of myself and my desire to express my thought s through the written word. I began to do interviews, and expand my writing to other artists, then authors and film directors. The world of Pandora was growing.
The joy of the written word has been a passion of mine as far back as I can remember, and over the last two years it has become even more so. I found myself digging back into writing poetry and my favorite literary genre, romance. I also took one year to write about a major turning point in my life. Everything started to come full circle. I realized that my writing wanted to evolve, it didn't want to be just about Chayanne anymore. It wanted, no, it needed to grow. Pandora Esperanza was all grown up. Pandora Esperanza , Through My World And Over Again was born.
Now I write about whatever my heart desires. I express through poetry (Love Interrupted), book reviews and author interviews, (Footnotes,The Last Word) and the world and how I see it (Trees From Ashes). I will forever remain a die hard Chayanne fan! But now, I will write about him when the spirit moves me.
This has been a long journey; a long beautiful, wonderful, amazing journey. Thank you for taking it with me. I hope that you continue to walk with me. I would be remiss if I didn't thank those that have been nearest and dearest to me through out this process. Chay Lil ( Lillian Duncan) and Blackjoya Rucker, thank you both for being my behind the scenes fairy godmothers. Your encouragement with Pandora's Caja and with my life has been steadfast and unmovable. BailarinaJP, thank you for ALWAYS creating incredibly beautiful headers for my blogs! MUAH! You are so talented, much love. To Angie Arce, my Soul Sister!! Thank you for all of your love and support in life and in keeping me abreast of all the Chayanne Goodies floating out there on the internet!!! Not ONCE did you miss a beat and I am eternally grateful. Rosita Rodriguez Flores and Laura Garcia, my West Coast Sistas!!! I can't even begin to count how many translations you hammered through for me!! One day I will learn Spanish, more than being able to say, "Chayanne I love you!!" LOL! Anniee Renes, thank you for being my first guide in the fray, and my dear Forever Sister Friend. You believed in me when I didn't believe in myself and you gave me the courage to fly. Bariloche, my first partner in crime, thank you Lady for helping me to plant the seeds and to water this baby!! Teresa, Maria, and April HUGE hugs and kisses for being a part of keeping me company and all of your contributions to the Box!
To my Sister Twin, Fantasia Chayanne, there will never be enough words to thank you for all that you have done for me and for the Box. If I am the heartbeat, you are the blood. You helped to make this thing tick!! Without you this would have at times been a lonely road to walk on. Te deseo lo major del mundo *HUGS*
All of the work that we did for Pandora's Caja will remain intact. I'll be leaving the PC FB page up for a bit but then, I'll be closing it down as well.
I have so much love in my heart for everyone that has been a part of all of this. It's that love that will continue to feed my creativity.
The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
Much Love, Forever and Always,