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Born and raised in Miami, Lissette's passion isn't only enjoying the lovely south Florida weather and beaches, but also traveling which leads to new life experiences. She has a degree in Cardiovascular Technology and later she graduated from Miami Dade College with a degree in Television and Films. Before her move to El Paso for a position as a General Assignment reporter, Lissette worked in south Florida's top news station WPLG Local 10, where she was an on air personality as well as an associate producer, producing, editing and delivering the news for south Florida. Now she joins her family and friends in South Florida with WBFS.   Lissette won the coveted title of Miss Florida USA 2011 and went on to represent her home state at the nationally televised pageant Miss USA, where she placed in the top 15.   Since the tender age of 5 she also enjoyed fixing cars with her dad -- classic cars to be specific. Her passion was almost immediate, as she was able to see the beauty that a good ole' classic bestows. Working on her first car a 1972 Chevy Bel-Air with her dad, it only got bigger and better.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

From East Coast to...

Let's begin...
Yes it's been a while since my last post and I've been back living in Miami since June 2013...No, I wasn't home sick, just had a great job offer here in Miami and of course this is home. I wasn't going to turn it down.
 
Since June so many things have happened and changed in my life, the biggest being the nuptials coming up in December 2014. Yes, I'm getting married to my best friend. Sounds cliche, but he really is. Guess if you've never experienced that you should seek to fall in love with your best friend. Respecting each other, no holding back, no secrets...find it. So that's happening 12/13/14 in Cancun! Can't wait for the party to begin!
 
Well since moving back to Miami now it looks like I'll be moving away again, only this time forever. Jason is a father first and a news anchor second, we mutually decided it's best to move closer to his children in California. They're entering those teenage years and having daddy close to them seems crucial. In the meantime we also decided, of course, to transfer news markets, so he'll be working as a news anchor in L.A. and be close to his babies.
Me on the other hand I will be pursuing something I've been dreaming for years, Acting. I've never had the guts to move to L.A. on my own and now it's perfect. Start a new life with in California and work on my career as Miami has so little options for actors. Although I will be leaving my family behind (and I have a BIG Family), it's all for a good reason and they all love Jason. They know he'll take care of me and he gave my dad his word, so daddy will give him a good a** whooping if he doesn't. Rest assured I won't be a stay at home "housewife" I have a lot of goals and enthusiasm to drive me towards my destiny. I've learned a lot about myself in recent years and standing still is NOT my thing. Always evolving!
 
I will be visiting Miami all the time, it's not goodbye forever, it's an "I'll see you later" although Home will be California. I'm a Floridian through and through, but I'm off to bigger and better things. :)
 
I'll keep you posted.
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hey ya'll it's been a while hasn't it?! I'll be back and write a post soon! :) Ask me a question and I'll answer it in my next post!

Monday, May 13, 2013

My time in El Paso



My time in El Paso


Well it’s been just about 5 months now and El Paso is a little city that no one would expect to have so

much beauty. Can I say I love this city, no that’d be a lie, because I love MIAMI. But I must say I really like
this little charming place.

I never really had Mexican food until now, OH EM GEE it’s good, hence why my pants are getting a little

tighter, yes it’s my pants that are shrinking (get it right). I love enchiladas montadas, huevos rancheros,
and my kryptonite CHIPS AND SALSA!
The BEST chips ever! 
 
This little place by the old cemetery called L&J’s is #Amazeballs. I could eat there every day if calories didn’t matter. But I keep it healthy, I like eating healthy too makes
the body feel good. Lots of event’s around here too, and just recently had fun at the wine fest at the
local winery La Vina.

There’s actually a lot to do here between the hiking trails on the Franklin Mountains to just laying

around pool side (of course you can do that anywhere). The scenery here is so beautiful, breath taking at
times. 
Random day and Mustangs magically appear.
Lethal Mustangs CC. 

A top the Franklins when the sun is setting is such a wonderful place to be. Hiking during the day
before the scorching sun takes over is a great “get-away”, and Las Cruces is just 30 minutes away. I love Las Cruces, such a great town. The history and the aesthetics of it is so charming, they have great folks out there and New Mexican food offers something a little different from El Paso. La Posta is so amazing, and yes it’s filling!


Speaking of filling, filling my apartment has been quite depressing...On a reporters salary it ain't easy buying furniture. It's always "would I rather buying this end table or food for the week"...that's the reality. So I live off a lot of protein shakes during the week. Only working to pay your rent and car is no fun, working about 10 hours a day fooorrrrr what?...yeah a little depressing sorry but I have to be blunt. If you're a young journalist or a parent of a kid that wants to become a journalist, heads up you'll be VERY broke for the first few years of your life. So you'll continue to live off your parents or save up before moving to the city where you're getting that first job. If it weren't for the help of my bf Jason than I'd be starving. So I come home to an empty apartment that holds a bed and a folding table with a few things hanging on the walls here and there. All good cause it'll all be over soon...stay tuned.
My View 
San Elizario 

So getting back to the fun side of this little ol'town. I had the opportunity to really enjoy the history of it, heading down to mission valley where some of the oldest churches in the country reside, from the first settlers, not just in TX but the US. I was so amazed by the beauty and skills the churches hold. So nice just being there. So much to treasure in this side of Texas, where you can really forget that you are in Texas. Yes it's dry, yes it's the desert, but it's so wonderful and beautiful. I can honestly say Miami does not hold this much beauty all around, only a few spots.

So I'm always excited to check out new spots in EL Paso, of which I'm still exploring. I look forward to when Jason comes to the Borderland so we can explore different places. This is our little town which will hold a lot of memories, bad ones, and great ones. I can really understand why people who are meant to stay here for a few years, stay for a longer time, because it has charm and the people are great! Another part of history I got to experience is the demolition of the ASARCO smokestacks. Well these things have been standing in this little Bordertown for almost a century, and they (owners and the city) decided to bring the towers down. Well I obviously got a quick history lesson about these smoke stacks. Put it this way, (short version) a big percentage of El Pasoans worked at this smeltering factory for their entire lives, families grew up with their dads going to work at ASARCO, children on their drives through Interstate 10 look out their windows seeing the ASARCO towers; for many generations ASARCO was a symbol of this town, until 2013. Of course the arguments of people getting deadly diagnoses from working at ASARCO was also a part of the story. But in the end they came down, history.
So besides that Jason and I have been stronger than ever, if he were here, he'd write his side of the story. Although very difficult, we're stronger now. The distance although is a little bit difficult he does enjoy showing up here in El Paso or randomly flying me to LA. I can't deny he has shown me what love truly is and how a woman should be loved, and it's a two way street, I don't intend on only receiving. But it's been beautiful our times together none the less.
As for El Paso... its a piece of history in my heart and will always have a place in my life when I can look back and say "El Paso yup, that town where I found myself."

Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Move to El Paso

Moving to Far West Texas Where do I begin, of course the easiest part is talking about all the good...Lets start there. I'm really enjoying my new home in FAAAAAR West Texas/Northern Mexico/Southern New Mexico/Borderland. Coming from somewhere that is just about 6 feet above sea level to have mountains surrounding me is a nice change. It's beautiful at time, there's beautiful sunrises, and amazing sunsets. The land of the path, El Paso, although there's a lot of sand around and no ocean in sight, it's not too bad. I do miss the ocean, but the lack of humidity here is WONDERFUL for the hair, my curls stay in ALL DAY! 
I like my place, Lilo does too we enjoy going for walks although she's getting a little old and her hips and knees are starting to act up. We do not like the cold, at all. It's in the 20's or 30's every morning, we both freeze. I like the Sprouts supermarkets, it's a great spot!
There's none back at home, so this is as close as I can get to a Fresh Market or Trader Joe's, it's definitely no Whole Foods, but none the less I can get what I need from here and get the rest of my stuff at Costco, WalMart, Albertson's...Trying to keep it organic of course, always preservative free and no processed food, UNLESS I'm eating Mexican Food!
Oh Boy, yes of course there's plenty to choose from here,    but L and J's has to be by far the best one! OH EM GEE. I love chips and salsa and they are amazeballs there. Also some great sushi places in town. But of course nothing is like Miami where you can have a great food like Bourbon Steak or a yummy burger like Burger & Beer. There is this place The Hoppy Monk, so cute and has great food, not your normal bar food (I recommend), and of course craft beers galore on tap. Great location, great atmosphere.

Well that's the good, now the downside, well I miss home A LOT. I really do miss Miami and my family. I enjoyed having a full house of people and dogs. Barely talk to my mom since our schedules don't coordinate. I have no furniture in my place except my bed, my tv, of course my Ninja Blender and K-Cup coffee maker. Finally got pots & pans, but I don't really feel like cooking these days. My co-worker was nice enough to let me borrow a fold able table to have a place to sit. Now Lilo loves the lack of furniture, she just runs around all day long! lol.

It's a little depressing walking into a house with white walls and no furniture, TV on the ground and a folding table in the dining room.

2013 couldn't have a had a worse start to the year...Big Move, no one that I know out here. My uncle passes away on the anniversary of my cousins passing (they both had cancer), I lose my best friend, My sister's husband gets killed in a tragic accident, my boyfriends splits...what else oh yeah and the loneliness.

But I have to say I love my job, it's been so incredible. My co-workers have been great and helpful, not a problem lending a helping hand (which is rare). It's fun to come to work and have people that actually smile and care. Although yes I do come to work at 4 am, it just means I go to bed early, no biggie it's nice to get some sleep on my nice bed with an amazing mattress topper. lol.
Getting used to the hours and making friends out here.
You'll be happy to know I have contacted ACS out here, and I'm looking forward to working with them, the Relay for Life of El Paso is in May, so you'll have time to recover and donate again :)

I've been keeping busy out here, events here and there, working out, studying the roads and driving around to be familiar with the roads. I've been reporting out on the field too and learning more about the city that way as well. It's been fun! Looking forward to doing more here in the city. I have a few events to look forward to. I do want to get home soon though, eat some good'ol Cuban food! YUM! I need some pastelitos in my life!

SO, I guess in conclusion, I'm really enjoy myself out here, can't wait to see what the future holds for me.      I feel blessed.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Where did April go?!....

Exactly…April flew by me like a soaring dove. Did you get your taxes done?!?
Filled with Appearances, training sessions, charity fundraisers, finals in school, wardrobe selections, work, and working out…,you know all those pageant things. It seriously didn’t give me time to sit back and enjoy some time off, my time off was taken up by studying. None the less all in training for a brighter future. I did great this semester at Miami Dade, then again I don’t settle for mediocre. It’s great to be a college student, but trying to be a college student and Miss Florida USA WHOA! I do love school, I could’ve taken this semester off and focused on Miss USA, but it would’ve been WAY too much time off, no thanks I need to keep busy.


Making a difference is my motto, this month also signifies RELAY FOR LIFE, my 2nd favorite time of year (Thanksgiving being #1!). Starting off with the strategies on fundraising for the big event, counting down until relay day, 18 hours of fundraising for the American Cancer Society. “RELAY WE LOVE IT,ALL 18 HOURS OF IT!"
We raised over $150,000 for Relay for Life, and will continue to grow from here on out!