Welcome to The Honest Pisces | About the Blogger
Welcome to The Honest Pisces!
As a welcome to the blog, I thought my first post should be a little bit about myself and why I started my little corner of the internet.
My name is Rebecca Maldonado - a creative originally from Central Florida although I've recently relocated to Southern California around mid 2017. I own and illustrate for my own brand: Little Dreamer Paper Company, which specializes is custom illustrations and children's artwork for various projects. Additionally, I adore vlogging and creating videos. You can find my channel here!
I've been blogging for about two years but it's only recently that I've been able to create separate spaces for my beauty and fashion blog, The Honest Pisces, and my art and business endeavors, LDP co. I was constantly battling between what I wanted to do more: fashion or art. Eventually, I just thought "why not both!"and here we are!
I was born and raised on the small island of Puerto Rican and, yes, despite my pale complexion and green eyes I am 100% full-blooded Puerto Rican. Both my mother and father are from the island. When I was about 5-years-old we moved to Florida where I would grow up until around the age of 23. After high school I attended Saint Leo University where I got my Bachelor's Degree in English with a specialization in Professional Writing. Getting my English degree was one the proudest moments of my life. I'm so happy and lucky that I had the opportunity to go to College.
After college I had the wonderful opportunity to go work for The Walt Disney Company as a part of their College Program! I moved an hour and a half away to the city of Orlando and experienced the hardest, most wonderful, time of change in my life. It was there that my love for children grew exponentially and eventually inspired me to create LDP co.
After I returned home from my program, I got a job at a small Marketing agency back home. After 3 months, I was let go and took that as a sign that it was finally time to move to California. I had been in a long distance relationship for a little over a year and saw no better time than the present to finally make the jump. I went out to California on a weeklong vacation, got a job, came home, packed up my things, and two weeks later I was back out to the West Coast.
My Life Now
As of right now I am a Costco Wholesale employee (woohoo! lol) though I'm always looking to grow and search for better work opportunities wherever that may be. I've always loved blogging and writing and sharing my experiences and for the most part, those that read my blogs have always loved it as well. However, I'm really happy that I now have a dedicated space for beauty, fashion, and lifestyle content!
I love sharing my knowledge with other women, helping them become more empowered versions of themselves. So, here's The Honest Pisces Promise:
I will never talk about or endorse things I don't believe in. I will never try to portray my life as some "picture perfect" ideal. I will always be myself.
Deep down in my heart of hearts, I am a huge nerd. I love video games (I think I spend more of my time watching gaming videos than beauty videos, honestly), I love comic books, and I love wearing 2XL tees and fuzzy slippers just as much as I love make up, getting dressed up, and doing my hair. It's all about balance! I hope you all continue to see my personality here and decide that this is somewhere you like to hang out from time-to-time. It's been a pleasure chatting with you - until next time!
The Honest Pisces