One step at a time 

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 

Hurricane María 

Everyone on Puerto Rico is working hard to prepare for María and so are we. Everything is ready to go to my brother's house. Just like I did for Irma, I will be Tweeting in real time for as long as I have wi-fi.  Stay tuned to @unstoppablemar1 to see how we're dealing with this … Continue reading Hurricane María 

One more job interview 

Today I found a blog post from two years ago. This was about a job interview, one that didn't go well because I didn't get it; I don't even remember what job it was.  This two years later and I'm still in the same place, nervous after job interviews, doubting if the interview yesterday went … Continue reading One more job interview 

My first driving lesson after officially being seizure free for two years

Tonight, at my third driving lesson in my building's parking lot and my first time behind the wheel as a two year seizure free woman I felt more in control and sure of myself.  Did I mention I have been seizure free for two years? Maybe I just feel safer because of how happy I … Continue reading My first driving lesson after officially being seizure free for two years

Driving 101

A few hours ago I took my first "driving lesson" since my neurologist told me I could drive. I say "driving lesson" because I just took to the wheel when the car was in the building's parking lot and drove it down to the indoor parking. I sat down, moved the seat a little bit … Continue reading Driving 101

Hello October

Hello October, I was not able to write yesterday or earlier today because I have still been busy finishing a project, but I think I'm done. So without noticing, September is over, it's already October and it's scary. Not just because of Halloween, but because the very anticipated and scary elections are quickly coming up … Continue reading Hello October

15 months seizure free!

I had just arrived at work this morning and I was reading an article about Uber in Puerto Rico; is it good, not good? Now suddenly the taxi drivers are good? I was hoping to get to the part where it made sense but then I felt dizzy. My head was spinning and that scared … Continue reading 15 months seizure free!

Post Graduate Certificate

My first attempt in taking a graduate class didn't go as well as I hoped, but I am ready to try again. I will start by taking one class in the Post Graduate Certificate at the best communications college in Puerto Rico, Universidad de Sagrado Corazon or Sacred Heart University. This will be just one more … Continue reading Post Graduate Certificate

Lesson learned: don’t leave home without checking you have your medicine 

Tonight I had quite a scare. I was at a school activity with my parents and suddenly I felt dizzy, like something wasn't right. I looked inside my purse for my anti-seizure medicine, the same medicine we had been fighting with the health insurance to let me have. I looked, my mother looked, it wasn't … Continue reading Lesson learned: don’t leave home without checking you have your medicine 

A better understanding of TBI

Now I understand better what happened. I know I hit my head, but I didn't really understand what happened and why it was called a Traumatic Brain Injury. I thought it meant that it was so scary that I would be, or should be traumatized. But apart from being extra careful when crossing the street, … Continue reading A better understanding of TBI