12 pm –– I pick up my little brother Emilio from school.
12:15pm –– Come home, make Emilio and myself a smoothie with berries, coconut milk, and cashew butter.
12:40pm –– Take a shower.
1:15pm –– Get to my small room and get to work! Finally. I light a candle and turn on my favorite genius frequency playlist on YouTube. It really helps me focus.
Today I’m focusing on my pitch deck. Two of my colleagues have made a couple of intros to people at LA-based business accelerators and venture capital firms, and I haven't had a chance to revise my deck since before the marketplace announcement when Shop Latinx was still a directory. So I have to start this process from scratch. I’m in charge of writing all the copy for the deck while my partner Breana Quintero is doing the design and branding. We need to get this completed by Sunday.
2:15pm –– The first draft of the pitch deck took about an hour to complete. Afterward, I reach out to Breana to create a flyer for the Las Jefas Crew workshop that’s at Cross Campus labs in downtown LA. This is an event we’re planning on how to build your brand on a budget and we need to get everything finished by Monday.
3:00pm –– After we finish, we leave to take the train to union station in Los Angeles (since I don't have a car). The station is about a mile away from my mom’s house.
3:30pm –– I fall asleep on the train during my commute to meet with Patty Delgado of Hija de Tu Madre and Julissa Prado of Rizos Curls at the Hija De Tu Madre headquarters in Boyle Heights to go over our workshop for the We All Grow Latina Summit. Two little boys had to wake me up when we reach Union Station. I get in an Uber pool to Boyle Heights.
4:00pm –– We go downstairs from Patty’s office to buy tortas for lunch. I start to feel a little sick from the hike, and honestly, I’m burnt out, so I also ask the guy at the torta shop for a juice recommendation and buy a pineapple, ginger, orange, and kale juice.
4:30pm –– We go back upstairs and get to work on our workshop presentation. While working on it, I'm still simultaneously working on the pitch deck. By this time I've completed six slides, and I’m also on Instagram responding to DMs while multitasking on the pitch deck.
5:00pm –– The Shop Latinx marketplace is currently in beta testing. We have six vendors navigating the backend of the site and giving us feedback. In the middle of multi-tasking and making sure everything is ready before we relaunch, I receive an email from one of the vendors that the login isn’t working and they keep getting an error message. I forward the email to Breana because I’m too stressed and working on a lot of things.
8:15pm –– We’ve been coworking for a while and I’m feeling tired (and sick) so I leave to take an Uber back to Union Station. The trains stop running at a certain time so I need to head back. I wait at the station for 15 minutes finally the train comes and it takes about 45 minutes to get back to Pomona. I text my mom and she comes to pick me up from the station. We talk about my day during our ride home.