Brenda Nettles Riojas, who grew up along the U.S./Mexico border, sees every day as a mini resurrection, noting that every day you wake is a new day to be alive. Nunc Coepe, Now I Begin. A poet, journalist, editor, mother, wife, creative spirit, citizen of the world, Brenda embraces each moment before her – even the challenges, which are moments for learning and growth. She thrives on sharing what she learns and motivating others to explore further. When she’s not writing, interviewing or researching, you will find her chasing butterflies or other nature views, cycling along country roads, or creating something in her art studio. Her suitcase is always nearby and ready for the next travel adventure.