I'm happy to say I have completed the Focus T25 videos, all 10 weeks and I am alive. There really was nothing to be scared of, at least as long as you do it at your own speed and level. That's exactly what I did, I followed the modifier when I had to and followed … Continue reading Focus T25- I finished!
Everything was in the backyard when I woke up this morning, all the paint cans and chairs, well all the separated pieces of the chairs. It was all on top of pieces of card board spread across de yard; it was time to paint! I waited patiently as I got instructions on how to paint … Continue reading The day I got to make a mess with spray paint
What a great weekend! We stayed at an Airbnb which was better than a hotel; it was a huge house at walking distance to the beach. Because it was a beach house, it had 4 one-person kayaks, and at first I was doubting going on one because I didn't know if I would be able … Continue reading Something new every weekend, this weekend- Kayaking
Yesterday I learned how to cut a pineapple we would use today to make Piña Colada. I told her we had to make it when she bought two pineapples on this weekend, but by we I meant you ( my aunt, Titi Marta), so we made it today for Father's Day. I had never done … Continue reading My Piña Colada
WOW! Things have changed from 2012, including my writing. These are my memories, just like I wrote them in 2012.
Here are my last memories from 2012. I still am very proud of all of this as I read it again and I still remember how tired I was after taking just a few steps, but it was all worth it.
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May 17... another birthday!!!! Today didn't begin like any other birthday, at least not any I've had. I had a job interview this morning, which is not a normal birthday celebration, but being my birthday I think it gave me more confidence; I was thinking it has to go well because it's my birthday. I want to … Continue reading Happy Birthday!
It is May second, year 2016. Some people call it my second birthday, I sometimes do too, but today I call it the day. It is, or was, the day that changed me, and has defined the last… 4? Yes, that’s right, four years of my life.
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Sitting in my room, in front of the fan because it’s so da… hot, listening to Pandora, and writing. I didn’t imagine I would be doing this, three years ago. I had different plans. I knew I would be writing, I just didn’t think I’d be back home. But you can make all the plans you want, but that doesn’t mean they will come true. What you want and what life will give you are two very different things, you just have to be ready to deal with what life throws at you, like it or not. I never wanted what I went through three years ago, or anything like it, but I got it and I had to deal with it.
I look back at these three years and I never imagined most of what has happened, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t enjoyed it. I have learned a…
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Today my friend Fransheska and I decided we wanted to cook a meal together. I have not really cooked in 5 years, not a real meal on the stove and chopping and mixing ingredients in a pan, kind of cooking. So I decided that I had to make something with a lot of ingredients that … Continue reading Cooking with Maria and Fransheska
https://www.facebook.com/682329048475716/videos/1523233594385253/ Happened to me like three times yesterday and I was making something I have made before. I had to throw some of it out because I forgot I had to cover it before putting it in the microwave.
TBI survivors are capable of going on with our lives, it just becomes a little different. 14 Things People Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury Wish Others Understood Here's the things I wish others understood: 1-I used to say I was tired all the time, I really wasn't that tired, I was just lazy; now I … Continue reading I wish others understood that…
When my neurologist gave me permission to drive he said nothing about cooking, but I figured if I can drive I can also cook in the oven and the stove instead of the microwave and toaster oven. I was already, before I had permission, using the stove for small stuff but never had the nerve … Continue reading Now I’m driving AND cooking!!!
Unstoppable María is two years old today! Can you beleive it? I still can't believe it, really, sometimes I think I started this last year, because I have had so much fun writing. I get reminders of old posts almost every day, both on Facebook and Timehop. This year I hope to bring more changes … Continue reading Our second birthday!
Today, March 8th is important for two reasons; first today I celebrate another accomplishment which my neurologist told me I shouldn't mention because I will curse it so now I'm scared to celebrate the big 23. But today is also International Women's Day, today is a day to celebrate all of our achievements. Today we … Continue reading #BeBoldForChange