Being the wife of a small business owner comes with its ups and downs. Being the wife of small business owner who is a minority and an immigrant comes with a whole other level of complexity. Let’s get the hardships over first— Responsibility – Of course, with any job you have a large amount of … More The Wife of a Minority and Immigrant Small Business Owner
We visited Harlem High School last week to speak about our story. Read more below! … More Out and About
I’ve never been a very patient person. Jose knows this best that I hate waiting. Waiting for a task to get done around the house, waiting for my package to arrive from UPS, waiting to hear the results on a test—just in general waiting. In part, I think that’s why this whole immigration process can … More The Waiting Game
I never understood the stereotypical “crazy dog person” until I became one myself. Our two dogs are my babies, and the majority of the photos on my phone are of my two pretty pitties, Marble Azul and Paloma Gris. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’re going to be inundated with photos of … More When Things Get Ruff
As of February 6th, we’ve been married for 1.5 years. While the 1.5 years sure have not been easy, we’ve done a hell of a job. YOU’VE done a hell of a job being an awesome husband. As an owner of a small business, you work tirelessly to not only provide for us, but for … More Mi Amor
As I write this, I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am for all of the people who have stepped up to share our story, or their own stories with us. Just last week, I had a coworker come up to me, and tell me that he too went through a similar process that … More Change
Have you ever felt like nothing is going your way and that you are stuck in a cycle that will never end? Well, that’s how I have felt the last few weeks. I know, I know it sounds like this is going to be a negative blog but remember the title, there is a bright … More Looking on the Bright Side
It’s been a little hectic at the Galarza home with the holidays. We have been meaning to post a blog sooner, but with hosting Christmas eve and New Year’s eve parties, we’ve been running around like crazy people. Throw in busy work days, and trying to workout three days a week, too—phew! Check out our … More Full Steam Ahead
One of the frequent questions Jose and I usually get is, “How can I help?” It’s humbling to know that so many people have stepped up and offered to stand beside us in this journey. Here a few things we thought of that you can do to help! Most importantly, educate yourself and others around … More How Can You Help?
As many of you know a few weeks ago Haley and I filed all the paperwork for our waiver. It will take about a year for everything to be processed and accepted. If the waiver is granted I will have an interview scheduled in Juarez with a consular officer. This person will decide if I … More What if..