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

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Seven years later…

I didn't think about it, but writing this brings a lot of old feelings back. I can't help but look back at the last seven years of my life, at least what I can remember of them and the worst moments come to mind. From that very first memory that always makes me sad and … Continue reading Seven years later…

“My first memory”

I was trying to do some cleaning today in my room, trying to get rid of some of the junk I didn't throw away when we moved, when I found something that immediately caught my attention. I was fascinated when I found some of the essays and stories I wrote in college . I thought … Continue reading “My first memory”

When the smoke detector goes off

I came home from work very hungry and wanted to cook something quickly, so I decided to go with shrimp and french fries. I usually just put these in the oven and toaster oven and they're done in less than 20 minutes; it's very easy and that's just what I wanted. The only problem was … Continue reading When the smoke detector goes off

Thanksgiving week

Thanksgiving is only a week away, and that makes me nervous this year. My parents are hosting Thanksgiving this year, that means I will also welcome the family in my new apartment and that is just a little nerve-racking. I have only had a few visitors here and three of them were impressed because they … Continue reading Thanksgiving week

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

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