Today we were celebrating my grandfather’s 80th birthday, for this, one of his daughters planned something bigger than the usual immediate family lunch or dinner. This is a big birthday, so the celebration was a little bigger than usual. His friends, sister, brother in law and nieces were also invited.
After lunch, before having cake, my grandpa thanked everyone for going and said those friends are not just friends, they are like family. They have known each other for decades, my grandpa and them have developed a friendship that has lasted for decades.
I thought is was really a beautiful thing, being able to keep friends after so many years and so many changes in your life. Having friends who stay by your side as you raise children, then as your children raise your grandchildren. It really felt like family when they told me they remembered when I was a baby; I don’t think anyone but my family has known me for 26 years.
Friendships like that are sometimes hard to find but if you have a friendship like that, don’t let it slip away. I have friends I call my sisters, they are like family; I don’t know where we will be in 6 months but distance hasn’t separated us for now so I hope we are still sisters when we’re 80.
Oooh, and we had as awesome paella.
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I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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