Proud and Privileged
Life in Miami isn't all glitz and glamour... Let Katrina explain.
As a native Miamian I am proud and privileged to express my candid thoughts regarding Miami Social.
I would like to begin by saying that there is much to love about life in ever-evolving and fascinating South Florida aside from its natural beauty and alluring atmosphere. Miami in particular is a bustling metropolis renowned for tourism, fashion and nightlife as well as a Mecca for international business.
The series follows seven of us - young professionals while navigating the waters of the Miami social scene. We are all smart, savvy business professionals who agree to disagree. Like all good friends, we have our share of eccentricities, impetuous and wayward characteristics, as well as occasional volatile disagreements. Of course you will see drama but you will also see individuals from all walks of life, cultures and beliefs that happen to enjoy each other’s company and above all respect the interesting melting pot we truly are. The first episode is a simple snapshot of our lives, yet later on as the series evolves the audience will be able to see the substance in the lives of each cast members. Ultimately we are survivors in a highly competitive, economically challenged era, blessed with the stimulus, splendor and climate of beautiful Miami.
My life seems glamorous, but much hard work goes into my day to day. I was brought up in a traditional Cuban-American environment where education, hard work, morals and standards were of the utmost importance. I was also brought up to believe that absolutely everything was attainable. It was that foundation that afforded me the mind-set I grew to believe and sustain today. Contrary to common belief, opportunities were not handed to me on a silver platter - my career is my own and my achievements I share with those that entered the make-up of my character and my thoughts, as well as my success. Nothing gratifies me more that to see others succeed as it is so very palpable to me. Having said that, I truly hope that people will be able to get past the glamour and glitz Miami Social depicts and at the same time relate to the many diverse and unique characteristics the cast has to share.
People that know me well ask me why I decided to embark on this “frivolous” venture, yet for me, the motivating factor had everything to do with my long-term goal to utilize the media to empower women and to encourage them to honor themselves – a subject I am most passionate about. I yearn to instill a sense of self in others and encourage them to make the most of themselves by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of confidence and possibility into flames of optimism, drive and ultimate achievement.
I travel all over the world yet once I step on Florida soil, the alluring charm, overwhelming energy and wide diversity of cultures, languages and traditions make me feel whole. Brash and beautiful, edgy and enticing, Miami is all that and much more. I hope you enjoy watching Miami Social as much as I enjoyed filming it!
Just a few words to express my sincere gratitude for your support. I appreciate all of your comments but clearly some are much too kind.
Monica - Funny you mention my bracelets, since they are probably the one eccentricity I enjoy. I believe in the power of nature’s simple elements - crystals and stones possess powerful healing energy. Most of my bracelets I either make myself of have someone make them for me. I am drawn to crystals and stones not only for their energy but for their magnificent beauty – I will dedicate one blog to that specific subject in order to truly give it justice.
Misty & Sherry- My favorite glasses are Yves Saint Laurent, I absolutely love them.
Jen – Diet and fitness -Trust me this is a topic I am obsessive about and will share my thoughts when I get a moment.
Shannon – Thank you for your kind words – again I TRY! I strive for excellence and do not settle for mediocrity. Sometimes I simply do not have the time to express my true thoughts eloquently but people get it anyway! LOL
Dfunk – Your words moved me! Stay tuned as I can certainly relate to your comments. I will write about my relationship with Ben later on as the series evolves.
Mike – I appreciate your kind words but the other guys on the show work really hard as well – stay tuned and you will see! As far as my carrier during these challenging times, I am blessed with great friends who are also clients – Hard work, respect, loyalty and being true to yourself and others pays off.
Mr. Coleman – I appreciate your comment - I plan to – thank you for your encouragement.
V@ne – Thank you, you are very sweet and clearly bright and well spoken - Things have a way of working out for the best if you believe as I do that the universe is in perfect order. Ben is a terrific guy– the mere reason why I married him. Watch and see what happens. ~Ciao
Viewer (unidenfied) - I would have to agree with you on one point – I am not gorgeous, but I love who I am and most importantly I am extremely comfortable in my own skin. I am a firm believer in good energy – having said that - I LOVE MIAMI and BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP! Have a Greater Day!
Michelle esqueda-sosa – Watch and see as the show evolves and thank you for your support.
Victoria – I appreciate your continued support – I learned quite a bit on The Apprentice and Donald Trump was truly a mentor. He is a genius of sorts.
Lauren – Thanks I LOVE Stilettos as you will be able to see! LOL
Norma – I guess we must meet sometime and chat, it sounds like we have a few things in common.
Mona Lisa – Your comment is very interesting, I wish I could elaborate but not at this point as you can well understand. Hope you keep watching!
Marissa – Indeed! Keep watching you will enjoy the show without a doubt!