Getting ready for the 5k

Today I decided to start getting ready for the 5k I signed up for last week. This means walking for a lot longer than just thirty minutes which is what I usually do. It took me 113 minutes to walk 3.33 miles on the treadmill. That’s too much; last time I did a 5k I … Continue reading Getting ready for the 5k

TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act

Every year the month of March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Today, March 4, on Brain Injury Awareness day, four representatives introduced the TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act. This legislation is intended to “implement several measures to better train law enforcement for interactions with individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic … Continue reading TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act

Third governor in five days

An update on what's been going on in Puerto Rico: Naming Pedro Pierluisi governor was inconstitucional so he has to go. Now that that's taken care of, our new governor is the ex Secretary of Justice, Wanda Vazquez. No one wants her because of many reasons but according to our constitution sadly, she is next … Continue reading Third governor in five days

Ricky Renuncia (Ricky Resign)

Maybe you have seen this in the news or social media but we, the people of Puerto Rico, have had enough of this. 889 pages of a personal chat between the governor and his team, were leaked to the press. They talk about things which the governor described as "stress relief" but the rest of … Continue reading Ricky Renuncia (Ricky Resign)

My to-do lists

I've been told many times to write things down so I will remember them like for example making a list of what I need from the pharmacy or what I need to tell my doctor. I don't need help with motivation to do things, I need to remember to do them. Sometimes I can't even … Continue reading My to-do lists

You can get back up again

I did it, six years ago I learned how to walk again. If you ask me today how I did it I can only say I did it with a lot of hard work and a even more patience. It takes a lot of persistence, desire to move forward and even more faith in yourself. … Continue reading You can get back up again

Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is an important month, not because the holiday season starts soon or because we eat turkey, because it's epilepsy awareness month. There are a lot of activities happening around the world to teach people about epilepsy and to help people who suffer from it. I want to welcome November, like I always do, offering … Continue reading Epilepsy Awareness Month

I’m just happy to be ok

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

Puerto Rico after Hurricane María – A year later

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

Can’t keep getting distracted

Since I started my new job, tutoring, I have left writing my book aside. I did not do that consciously, I just noticed on my visit to the psychiatrist this week. I sent what I had done since I got another idea about how to write it but, I haven't done much with it and … Continue reading Can’t keep getting distracted

Come on Unstoppable María!

On December 2, 2016 I wrote about not having a job this Christmas in a post called Christmas without a job. I tried all year to not end the year without a job, but I'm sad to say I had no luck. What's even sadder is that this year I never had a job, unlike … Continue reading Come on Unstoppable María!

Rice and Beans: Take 2

Today I decided to make rice and beans again, this time with the ingredients I forgot last time to add flavor; I added cubitos and sazón. These two gave it that extra little bit of flavor it needed and it tasted just like it did when I used to make it five years ago. This … Continue reading Rice and Beans: Take 2

Almost done

I'm almost done with my first project, which has taken como close to 24 hours, of course not all on one day. In this first project I have learned how to make my own map on Google Maps, how to use Streetview and how to watermark photos. This is a lot of work, but I'm … Continue reading Almost done

Susie and Carlos

Today let's talk about two people; Susie and Carlos, my manager and my motivator.  These two have been in my life for about 16 years, since they have been friends with my mom. Susie and Carlos have become part of our family, joining my family during holidays and birthdays, and we are always there for each … Continue reading Susie and Carlos

#NoBillNoBreak

I have been kind off covering this story on a few of my previews posts, and today it got more interesting, but I won't stop until they vote. Right now democrat representatives are staging a sit-in, refusing to leave the house of representatives until they have reached a vote on gun control.  These are news … Continue reading #NoBillNoBreak