With a broken heart I write to you tonight away from home, from my beloved Puerto Rico. My aunts bought me a ticket to the states and I really didn’t feel anything from leaving, it just felt like another trip with my family. It does not feel that way anymore, I can’t be more thankful to my aunts for this gift they gave me but I can’t help but feel guilty. I keep thinking about everything going on back there, my parents, brother, aunt, and everybody else.
My home is not the same as it was last week, it needs help from everyone and what do I do? I leave and I can’t help but feel guilty, not everyone can do this and so many people don’t even have homes anymore. I know people who lost everything and I can’t do anything about it.
I’m angry and I’m sad. I’m angry because there was so much damage and nothing gets done. I’m angry because people are not getting help and we keep getting lied to.
I cannot forget to thank so many people for helping Puerto Rico, from musicians to politicians to friends from everywhere. Thank you all so much.
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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