Today was another long day of hard work in my new apartment. I love saying that, my new apartment.It felt like the toughest day so far in this remodeling experiment. Everything hurts, from my toes, to my shoulders. My head doesn't hurt but I'm still very tired; I really don't know how I'm typing right … Continue reading A hard day’s work
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 made it through the first five weeks of Focus T-25! Those first five weeks were the Alpha version, which I supposed were a little bit easier than the second part of the program, which is Beta. Today I started the five weeks of Beta and I was right, this second part is harder. It's … Continue reading Focus T25: Beta
Remember that new job I talked about a month ago? Yes, the one as a blogger. Well that job is still going on and the first post was posted yesterday on LinkedIn. This post already has several views and likes, which makes me very happy. Seeing that my writing gets any response at all just … Continue reading First post for my new job
This morning I went to Guaynabo for my fourth driving lesson. This was a vey last minute class, scheduled last night. We began the lesson in the parking lot of a small stadium, where I thought the whole class would take place once I saw the instructor setting up the cones for me to practice … Continue reading Driving lessons- Day 4
Today I have a lot to say, but I almost didn't say it because power went out at about noon today. It was returned to some areas early and it is supposed to last up to 16 hours. I'm glad to say the power came back to my house as I after 9.00 pm. Apart … Continue reading Driving lessons- Day 3
I just realized today that I have an appointment with my neurologist in two weeks. My first thought was "this is great, I'm still seizure free", but then I remembered that last time I saw my neurologist he asked me why I wasn't driving yet and seemed disappointed in me. That was back in August … Continue reading Reminders
Two years ago Unstoppable María started to grow, trying to reach a larger audience. Find un, friend us We were still pretty new to the blogging world but t decided to try to also navigate the web outside of WordPress, reaching places like Facebook, Twitter and even YouTube, among others. It was a lot of … Continue reading Growing on Pinterest
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
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!
There was no better way to welcome the Christmas season than going to the movies and watching a Christmas movie. So this is what we did yesterday, after Thanksgiving lunch, we went to the movies to watch this year's Christmas movie, The man who invented Christmas. This movie tells the story of Charles Dickens as … Continue reading The man who invented Christmas
After over a month the boxes my aunts sent my parents to help life after Hurricane Maria finally arrived. My mom was so happy with all the food, batteries, flashlights and solar chargers for cellphones and computers. Mail was already being delivered but when they still hadn’t received any packages I thought they had been … Continue reading One step at a time
I stopped my monthly count once I reached 2 years of being seizure free but today marks two and a half years seizure free and I think that deserves a recognition. It's not just two years anymore, it's over two years and I am so proud of that. There have been challenges since April like … Continue reading Two years and a half
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
Two and a half years ago I finally allowed an orthodontist to put braces on me. It had been a battle with dentists my whole life, I hate the feeling of people working with my teeth but at last I said ok, let's do it. That was a very brave moment for me, a moment … Continue reading Smile!