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
Traumatic Brain Injury survivors, like myself, have a lot of trouble controlling our emotions and recognizing, not only our own but others' too. Medicine can help with controlling our emotions, but they can't help us recognize them. I take an anti depressant but I still have to constantly ask people if they are kidding ( … Continue reading My emotional compass
I want to ask for a favor, for a very good cause. It's not for me, it's for my friend, Frances. She asked me to share this CrowdRise (GoFundMe) campaign to help raise money for her trip to Kenya next year. This is not just some trip to Kenya, it's a trip where she will … Continue reading Global Autism Project
I think one of the many things that can help you heal from whatever situation you're going through is charing your experience and talking to other people. You never know how many others are out there going through the same thing and are ready to share their experience with you and help. I was reminded … Continue reading Get support and give support
I spent all day at home with my dogs, so I decided to finish the online course I had already started on Udemy. It was supposed to take me a few hours to finish but I didn't have time the day I began and kept putting it off until today I saw an open window … Continue reading I got a certificate!
Once school started this semester I started tutoring again, just like I had been doing during the last weeks of school in December. This is no easy job; I really don't know how teachers do it but I like helping kids, making a difference in their lives and being a positive role model. I hadn't … Continue reading Unstoppable Tutor
I had my first sewing experience last month when I made my dogs two feeding placemats for their water and food bowls. I talked about this in an two earlier blog posts, My first sewing experience and I made my dogs a present. The second was poster on my other blog, My dogs and me. … Continue reading That time I made a cushion
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!
Today I got the great news that we finally got power back in our apartment in Puerto Rico. Yeah, two long months after hurricane María, my parents can finally go back to sleeping, cooking and eating at home. I got the news this morning from my mom and I was so happy that they can … Continue reading Two months after María
My bad, I didn’t give November the welcome it deserves being a very important month. No, I’m not talking about thanksgiving, I’m talking about Epilepsy Awareness Month. This doesn’t mean that we need to take extra care of our epilepsy, we have to do that all year, but share our knowledge and news about epilepsy. … Continue reading Epilepsy Awareness Month 2017
It just follows me where ever I go! I still haven't been able to find a job yet, not even a temporary or part time one while I've been in Florida. I won't stop looking, I have to keep trying. Something good will be coming soon, I'm sure; I'm unstoppable and always looking at the … Continue reading Keep trying
Puerto Rico, has declared bankruptcy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ElbguULEO0 No, not like that, real bankruptcy and as we all struggle to deal with this, and the lack of jobs my friend Neysha decided to create Boricuas Connect. This is a portal to help Puerto Ricans around the world help each other find work and for businesses to … Continue reading Boricuas Connect
My goal this summer was to get a job, more important than going to the beach was to get a job, but summer is coming to an end in Puerto Rico and I still have nothing. I send and send emails, a went job hunting at the mall, spoke to store managers and left my … Continue reading Job crisis
After reading Becoming Comfortable with "My" Epilepsy: Strategies that Patients Use in the Journey from Diagnosis to Acceptance and Disclosure I think it's important to recognize that first, epilepsy is not an easy thing to deal with and that we all have different methods of coping with it. The first time I remember being told … Continue reading The first time I heard I have epilepsy
I have a question primarily for other brain injury survivors but if anyone else feels like they have something to say, you are welcome to answer. As I have said before, I'm having a lot of trouble finding a job, I have been to a lot of interviews and applied to even more jobs but … Continue reading Five years is enough