My bathroom is done!

This week, I waited anxiously as the plumbers and tile people worked to finish my bathroom. One day the finished the tiles, another they installed my shower, then my toilet and vanity. It took forever and finally today, they finished my faucet. We knew he would have it ready today so we were ready to … Continue reading My bathroom is done!

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The little jobs make a big difference

I write to you extremely tired again after another long but successful day  working on my new apartment. We, my grandpa and I, did so many things today, some very small, others not so much. Our first and, I would say most important, task of the day was changing the door knobs. First they were … Continue reading The little jobs make a big difference

Hard work continues

After a brief break from the remodeling, we got some work done today. It wasn't much, but I felt like I actually knew what I was doing, so my mom and I were trying to finish putting together one of the Ikea cabinets for my kitchen. Everything went well after I moved some screws that … Continue reading Hard work continues

More color!

Now we're painting another room, a bigger room. We started today but didn't finish painting the living room/kitchen. We painted about half of it, maybe a little more and started putting together my kitchen cabinets. This means my kitchen is partly done, I have a stove and a cabinet without doors, drawers or counter top. … Continue reading More color!

Painting with color

This morning we painted my whole room, it's not a big room, but we painted all of it before lunch. By all of it I mean we even painted the door frames and where the air conditioner is going to be. I didn't really understand the need for that, the air conditioner will cover that, … Continue reading Painting with color

A hard day’s work

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

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

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

First week of Focus T25- Done!

I'm very happy to say I survived the first week of Focus T25 and it was not easy. I've been tired every day since last Monday and it's not tired sleepy, it's tired like, I don't think I can get up. This hasn't kept me from getting up and following my usual routine, but it … Continue reading First week of Focus T25- Done!

Long Day, driving lesson plus Focus T25

Yesterday was a weird day, I wanted to drive since I have improved a lot but something just wasn't right yesterday. I can't blame anyone, not the car, not the Sunday drivers, or the messed up streets, there was something wrong with me, either being tired, nervous or just scared, but I had trouble keeping … Continue reading Long Day, driving lesson plus Focus T25

Black out, again

Today is day two of being without bower in my house, again. This happened after a power transformer exploded yesterday morning. Some floors have power but others, like mine, don't. I hope tomorrow they are able to fix this because I have some exiting news to share, trying to write it from my phone wasn't … Continue reading Black out, again

I think I’m sleeping too much

Sleeping has always been my favorite pass time but I thought this all changed after the accident, having to wake up at 8:00 a.m. every day to take my epilepsy medicine. I was sure this was one of the many things the accident had taken away from me, especially since I am forced to wake … Continue reading I think I’m sleeping too much

Side effects

I try to stay active everyday, working out in the morning before doing anything else during the week. This just helps wake me up, at least it does some days. Other days, like today, I wake up tired; I sleep nine hours and I wake up tired. Then I wash my face, have breakfast, workout, … Continue reading Side effects

Wake up and keep fighting

IToday was one of those days when I was tired for no reason at all, not just tired, but sleepy too. I know I look like I'm sad or there's something wrong with me, but I just feel tired. There is no reason for this because I slept enough and I didn't do anything out … Continue reading Wake up and keep fighting

This morning I woke up feeling like I had a hangover 

Yesterday was a long day for me, and now I'm paying for that. I started the day at the gym at 8 am, that was the gym without air conditioner in the summer, near desert heat we're living with in Puerto Rico right now. (The power was out.) After the gym I came home, changed … Continue reading This morning I woke up feeling like I had a hangover