Remembering Selena

So I have to get this off my chest. I watched Selena today, I’m not sure if you remember who she was. If not I’ll give you a little background. She was a Mexican American girl that was an up and coming singer. She won the hearts of millions of people before her tragic death in 1995. She was shot dead by the president of her fan club. Selena was only 23.

When I watched the movie today it moved me in so many ways. First happiness, then anger, and ended by sadness. This girl had everything. Her family started singing when they were very young. Her brother played the bass and her sister played the drums. They were only kids when they started out. As Selena grew, so did her voice. They started playing locally and then eventually hit the big time. She made it big in Mexico and is considered the highest earned Latina woman ever. She was doing her crossover album when she was killed.

I was so pissed off! This girl was amazing and she was just starting to live her life. Then this jealous woman comes along and shoots her for a reason that was just plain old stupid. To this day it upsets me. She could’ve went on and been something big, even more so then she was, but because of someone’s stupidity she died. You just never know what life is going to throw at you. You could be going along your way successfully, and then bang your dead. I don’t think I’ll ever get over her death. Every time the movie is on (starring Jennifer Lopez) I have to watch it, and every time it cuts deep inside of me. Maybe I’m being crazy but I thought she was a very talented woman. She sang she danced and she even designed her own clothes.

She found the love of her life and married him when she was only 20. He was the guitarist for the group. They lived happily together until her life was cut short. Him and the family were devastated. I don’t know why it bothered me so much today more then any other day. I needed to get this off my chest. I feel so saddened for the family and for her husband because of someones cowardice. That woman will spend the rest of her life in prison. I’m sorry for going off on a tangent but it cuts like a knife when I think how multi-talented she was and how she was taken away from us.

Selena Quintanilla-Perez 4/16/71-3/31/95

Rest Easy

Birthdays…

I love birthdays, I don’t care what anyone says. I know some people who hate them but I love them. Another year older and little more wiser. They just make me feel special. My birthday was yesterday and it was a wonderful day.

I took off from work to get a massage with my mama which was great! I really needed it. My husband treated me to some shopping and then we went out to dinner. While at dinner I received some fantastic news that an agent is requesting my work. I’m not going to get my hopes up but hey it’s finally nice to get recognized . I wrote my first book almost a year ago and wrote my second book about six months after that. The third book (which is the sequel to the second) is taking a little bit longer due to personal issues. It’s getting there, I’m a little over halfway done.

Anyways as I’m distracted by all that I just wanted to say birthdays are amazing. It means you made it another year and you have another year to look forward to. I know people always say “I’m getting old” well no shit, that’s the joys of growing and aging lol. Growing goes with experience I think.

I’m very appreciative to all the people that wished me a happy birthday yesterday. Friends and family and strangers 🙂 means a lot to me!

M.