Survived week one

It doesn't end! I moved in exactly one week ago, last Friday and I just unpacked the last of my stuff; I think. One week to unpack everything! That's too much. But, unpacking doesn't mean everything is in their right place, it just means I don't have anymore boxes, but it's still a little messy. … Continue reading Survived week one

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My emotional compass

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

Driving at night

Ok so I haven't been writing about my driving anymore because I have just been driving a few times on weekends. It's been no big deal, but they do trust me with the new car, with supervision of course. I still can't take a car by myself, but today was another step forward, as I … Continue reading Driving at night

Focus T25: Beta

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

Phone interview tomorrow

Ok, here I am searching for jobs once again. I have sent many applications again, and got the first response today. This was a big surprise because I sent this application on Friday and I have the interview tomorrow. It's a phone interview at 10:30 a.m. so I'm not scared, at least not yet, but … Continue reading Phone interview tomorrow

Driving Lessons- Day 5

This morning was my fifth driving class. The class started at the same stadium as in Day 4 except this time there were no cones and we didn't practice parking; as soon as a took the wheel I went out in the rough streets of Guaynabo. Today I'm saying rough streets seriously because there were … Continue reading Driving Lessons- Day 5

Driving lessons- Day 4

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

Driving lessons- Day 3

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

Driving lessons- Day 1

Good news, my first official driving lesson was a success! The driving instructor was not scared by my driving, he actually said I did pretty well and I had no accidents. There I was again, sitting in a car with a bumper sticker that said student driver but it was my first real attempt to … Continue reading Driving lessons- Day 1

Last minute interview 

So today I had the guts to ask if they got my application for a job at the gym. They had and the woman I asked actually had it in her hands among other applications. I asked her at the right time because the manager was right there and I was able to sit down … Continue reading Last minute interview 

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