This is not over yet

I thought that by July this should all be under control, I mean, we have been living with this huge mess for over four months now. We should have our act together by now, but no, it’s just getting worse. People just want to go “back to normal“ but WE CAN’T. That is not normal … Continue reading This is not over yet

My grandpa published his first book!

I’m very proud to say that my grandfather’s first book was published today! This book narrates the history of chemical impacts Puesto Rico has suffered throughout the it’s history, has been decades in the making. From oil spills, and discharges, to shipwrecks, and leaks, he narrates everything that has taken place in Puerto Rican waters, … Continue reading My grandpa published his first book!

COVID-19 Testing

These days, if you get sick or have any symptoms of anything, the only thing anyone thinks about is Coronavirus. That makes complete sense to me because, what if you do have it? Well, you have to get tested. So, after having a headache and fever, I went to get tested for COVID19. I was … Continue reading COVID-19 Testing

I’ve been thinking…

My family seems to worry every time I say something that starts with the phrase “so, I’ve been thinking...” This phrase is sometimes followed by something random I’ve been wondering about that really shouldn’t worry anybody; it’s just a question. Then there are the times that I’ve come up with a change I want to … Continue reading I’ve been thinking…

First day at the beach after quarantine

I have been waiting for this for months, I was afraid it wouldn’t be possible this summer but the day finally came. When I remembered we were going to the beach today, I didn’t think twice about getting out of bed. It was a beautiful day, perfect for going to the beach. I know what … Continue reading First day at the beach after quarantine

When you’re alone and the elevator stops

Earlier today I got in the elevator for like the millionth time today to go back up to the offices. I was all alone in the elevator, we can only ride the elevator one person at a time now because of the Coronavirus, so I was all alone when suddenly the elevator stopped. What? I … Continue reading When you’re alone and the elevator stops

My first DIY haircut

I thought I could hold on longer but this couldn’t wait anymore, I needed a haircut. It was getting pretty bad, I already had pretty bad split ends but I didn’t think about going back to a beauty parlor yet. I know they’re open but it’s still very risky. I’ve heard those are some of … Continue reading My first DIY haircut

All I needed was a little silence

At first I found it pretty weird that I was a pretty consistent writer during those two months in quarantine. I always found inspiration while I was at home all day yet I was out of it pretty soon after I started working again in mid May. I didn’t know what happened, why I had … Continue reading All I needed was a little silence

Going back to work during COVID_19

After two months in quarantine I went back to work on Monday and things are a lot different than they were two months ago. There are less people around but those few of us are still distancing from each other, wearing masks, constantly cleaning and washing our hands or using hand sanitizer. While it feels … Continue reading Going back to work during COVID_19

Birthday in quarantine

I had a weird feeling today. I wanted it to be special because it wasn’t only my birthday, it was a big one, my 30th. I thought it wouldn’t be because of the quarantine and COVID19 situation were facing right now, but it didn’t. My family didn’t miss the opportunity to have yet another reunion … Continue reading Birthday in quarantine

Homemade Piña Colada

Now that I’ve had a lot of time on my hands, I have spent a little more time cooking. I made things I already know how to make, like brownies and I tried new things, like mofongo. I made mofongo twice and I still think I need more practice. It wasn’t bad, I ate it, … Continue reading Homemade Piña Colada

Blogging for National Insurance Agents

A couple of weeks before the pandemic hit and isolation began, I was hired as a blogger for National Insurance Agents. They are an insurance agency licensed in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida which specializes in suplemental health, critical illness, funeral expense and life insurance products. Since I started writing this blog I have been … Continue reading Blogging for National Insurance Agents

Almost normal Saturday

What a day. Today I left my house for the first time in almost two months. At first it was kinda scary but I had to go out, I can’t stay trapped in here forever and I didn’t go anywhere where I would be infected. I just went to my grandparents’ house. If we wanted … Continue reading Almost normal Saturday

Eight years!

Eight years! Who thought eight years ago today I would be, well stuck at home all day? Ok yeah, maybe some people thought that might be the case, but it wouldn’t have been for the same reason. I don’t think eight years ago anybody thought we would be quarantined and dealing with a pandemic. Who … Continue reading Eight years!

Ramitas

I have spent the last few days checking the shipping status for my brother’s book of short stories, Ramitas, to get here. This is a collection of short stories in Spanish inspired by his upcoming novel Mangle. It got here a day late but it’s finally here! It was really annoying seeing everybody receiving it … Continue reading Ramitas