I had my first surgery when I was six months old. Don't worry, I had no horrible accident or anything, I was just born with strabismus, which means I have crossed eyes. This was corrected quickly when I was a baby but my vision has never been perfect and my right eye is still a … Continue reading It’s not blurry vision, it’s crossed eyes
Remember the day I made mofongo? It was a year ago today, in my aunt's house and I was so happy, not only because I learned how to make something new, but because it was actually good. It wasn't that difficult but my aunt was there, telling me exactly what I had to do. Well … Continue reading The day I made picadillo
I have been waiting a long time, since I moved in about a month ago, to bake something in my new oven. I had the idea that when I got my own oven the fist thing I was going to bake was brownies. I like brownies and I like making brownies so, why not? But … Continue reading Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies
After a very long day yesterday, I have been tired all day, since this morning when I took my medicine at 8 am and went right back to sleep for 2 hours and a half. I was tired last night when I came home and I've been tired all day. Because of this I was … Continue reading Live, laugh and forget you’re tired
This is the best way to show how angry I was six years ago, while I was still in the first stages of my recovery and I saw no way out. There were dark moments, like when I wrote this status update, when I would hit rock bottom, I was angry and would take it … Continue reading I’m just happy to be ok
I woke up early this morning, too early if you ask me, but I had to substitute for my mom again today. Today was the second time this month, but it's the least I can do, I mean she did give birth to me. So I was still only half awake when we got to … Continue reading Thank God it’s Friday!
Last week marked the first year since Hurricane María and we have all been looking back at how our lives and our home changed after María. Here in Puerto Rico we now talk about our lives in terms of before María and after María. But last week we were all thinking about what really changed … Continue reading Puerto Rico after Hurricane María – A year later
Since I last told you about my apartment, I had just painted my bathroom door. I'm not sure but I think that was the last big thing I had done, besides cleaning. It was the last thing until yesterday when I finally got a dining room table! It's not that big, which is perfect because … Continue reading My dining room table!
Just a year ago, everyone im Puerto Rico was dreading the monster that was coming for us. We didn't even know how strong it would really be or what it would mean for our island and all its citizens. We were all just bracing ourselves and getting everything ready as best we could to survive … Continue reading María- A year later
Today I saw, for the first time, Me before you. I had not watched it before because it seemed like it would be one of those movies which you fall in love with the character and then something tragic happens, but another writer recommended it to me for help with my book. I was looking for … Continue reading Be positive and don’t lose hope
As you probably know, there are a few hurricanes lurking around, deciding where they want to attack. We are hoping and praying that nothing comes even close to Puerto Rico because, apart from the fact that no one over likes hurricanes, we are not ready for another one. We still have not recovered from Maria … Continue reading Oh my Vimpat and Keppra
Today brought back the memories and feelings of those long days of this past summer when we spent all day cleaning, painting and scraping all the paint we spilled on the floor. Not only was it just as hot as any of those summer days but there I was, painting again. This time it wasn't … Continue reading Here we go again, now I’m a professional
Having an apartment all to myself is a lot of work, more work than I thought. I knew that after all the work we did this summer it wouldn't be over yet, I still needed to do somethings to finish, like painting my bathroom door. I had been avoiding that for days because something always … Continue reading Painting and cooking
It doesn't end! I moved in exactly one week ago, last Friday and I just unpacked the last of my stuff; I think. One week to unpack everything! That's too much. But, unpacking doesn't mean everything is in their right place, it just means I don't have anymore boxes, but it's still a little messy. … Continue reading Survived week one
I'm happy to say that right now I'm writing from the comfort of the living room in my new apartment! I moved in yesterday and as much as I wanted to tell everyone about it, I was too tired by the time I stopped trying to organize. The movers first went to our old apartment … Continue reading I’m home!!!