∝ Catch Up & Caliches ∝

CALICHES CUSTARD

Remember that hiatus? You know, the one where I ghosted ya without any rhyme or reason? Well, Shimmy is here to catch-up with you all, say she’s sorry, and plead for the prettiest of pardons! So hurry!!!! Go grab your chilled Caliche Custard, cozy with your fiercest fleece, and THOROUGHLY enjoy! 😉

The Doctor is In 

GARREY CARRUTHERS NMSU GRADUATION

I FREAKING GRADUATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s right!!! Your very own Shimmy Sistah is a bonafide, real live doctor! (The 1st in my family too! 😉 ) This past December (the 11th to be EXACT), I graduated from the illustrious New Mexico State University with my doctoral degree in Economic Development!

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NMSU GRADUATION

Now does this mean I can prescribe your meds for your tumultuous tummy? Of course, not! But can I decrease inflation rates while summoning the GDP Gods as I makeshift ways you all can save more than you spend @ Forever 21? Well, DUH!

Break a Leg…or Maybe 2

LAS CRUCES DOGGY FASHION SHOW

To say the least, performances are my passion. From the practices and preparation, to the primping and prancing – there is nothing I enjoy more than shimmying with my Shimmy Sistahs!!

LAS CRUCES DOGGY FASHION SHOW CHARITY EVENT

This past year, we performed for children, our beloved Pagan Festival, Hallow’s Eve, and we even managed to get a charity event in there as well! Now, and as you can all see, we had a great time and we looked even better, but instead of focusing primarily on just our beatitudes and bellies, we remained fixated on working together, strengthening our sisterhood, and collaborating with local organizations and the community. These principles are essential and quite crucial for any group, troupe, or dance team and thankfully, our dedication, efforts, and love of dance paid off (10 fold)!! In fact, our persistence afforded us a chance to be featured as a 2015 SPOTLIGHT SHOUT-OUT HIGHLIGHT for our local community!

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You guessed it!!! Shimmy’s a celebrity so watch out Kimye! 😉

LAS CRUCES ZOMBIE WALK

How did the GRINCH steal Christmas?

With a scimitar, of course! 😉 JK, Shimmies!

These holidays were actually filled with plenty of family, festivities, food, and fun! Not only did I go home for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I managed to enjoy my time there as well!

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HIGH MUSEUM CHRISTMAS

ATLANTIC STATIONS CHRISTMAS

You see, my previous holidays have always been spent either studying, writing, or resting but THIS year, I dabbed with my cousin, met my Knight in Shimmying armor, play-dated with my mommy, and became Grinch-y Green with the utmost envy @ this dude! 🙂

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it was………LIT.

What more can I say? She makes us say “uhhhhh, UHHHHH. Nah-Nah-nahnah!” My Shimmy Sistah, Jordan, pushes us to the limit – like she LITERALLY makes us her “No Limit Shimmy Soldiers!” 😀

First, she had us learning new techniques. Easy. Then she suggested swords. Simple. Next, she starts with this whole “tribal” thing. No (Keith) sweat. THEN all of a sudden, I’m guessing because we never stopped her in her tracks before, she springs this whole “Let’s dance with FIRE” idea on us. FREAKED. US. OUT. 😐

I mean, WHO in their right mind does this? Turns out, just about every belly dancer out there…excluding me…until NOW!

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¿Now what?

Besides watching All about the Benjamins and grubbing out on all of the yummiest candies my little tummy can take, I’ve just been applying for jobs, wigging out with Wendy Williams, and praying my nation votes for anyone but #Trump! 🙁 Oh yeah, I’ve also been plotting (like Pinky and the Brain Brain….) on improved blogging topics, volunteering opportunities, and all things belly dance worthy – implying that sticking around for the journey should be a given!!! So stay tuned, Shimmies!!! I’ve got LOTS more in store like my beloved H&M! 😉

Remember to Live Life, Beautifully ♥

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2 responses to “∝ Catch Up & Caliches ∝

  1. So happy for you!!! You’ve had a lot of amazing things going on! Congrats on graduating! S0 proud of you! Looking forward to more fun post! You’re such an excellent writer!

    • Kristin!!!! Thanks SOOOO much for the beautiful and kind words and encouragement as well! I’ve missed this blogosphere like SO much, so I’m happy to be back and pleasing folks like you!! How have you been? Now that I’m back, I’ll be catching up with your blog and so many more cuz I know y’all miss me as well! 😉 we need to collab sometime!!

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