It's always late at night, when I can't sleep, but can't work either, that I 'discover' the best things. Last night, in my search for something to watch that would also help me fall asleep I found the documentary, Paper Clips. Over an hour later, eyes swollen and nose stuffy from all of the tears, I… Continue reading Life lessons: Defying stereotypes one paper clip at a time
Alzheimer's has and continues to play a big role in my life. My father is currently in mid-stage and my grandmother, his mother, passed away from related causes. For that reason and because we're Latino, the chances of my siblings and I being diagnosed with the disease someday are higher (read info here), so I've… Continue reading “Forget Me Not” Fighting the good fight against Alzheimer’s
Meet Tommy Edison, The Blind Film Critic, who has a great "outlook" on life. "There's no race. I know people from what comes out of their mouth, and what's in their heart"
One of the greatest things about life is that it's sometimes surprising. A great example of that are the people who come in and out of your life. One minute you're meeting someone new, and a year and a dozen cups of coffee later, you have a dear friend. Such is the case for my… Continue reading From traveling the world to ensuring its access to education
It was January of 19*cough, cough*. It was my 18th birthday. While the rest of my senior class was in their respective classes anxiously awaiting spring and all of the pomp and circumstance that prom and graduation would bring, I was making my way to my locker. I had made a decision that would change… Continue reading From high school dropout to strong (and educated) Latina
Life has been quite crazy. Months of exhaustion turned into migraines turned into random but constant dizzy spells and before I knew it I could barely get out of bed. To function for a few short hours a day I was consuming more energy drinks in one day than I'm sure is safe and even… Continue reading Irony: It’s funny