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

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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

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 

Sandy and Indy meet “el patio”

I hope everyone had a good Christmas Day! Today, it felt really special to see my puppies enjoying their first Christmas playing with presents my brother got them, but it's even greater seeing them fighting over the same toy, when they got three toys, one squishy for each and a set of chewable Christmas lights … Continue reading Sandy and Indy meet “el patio”

My puppies’ first bath

 Go to Unstoppable Maria- YouTube to see the new video of my puppies having fun running around free in my room before we gave them a bath. Why they're napping now This was the first time I gave my puppies' a bath, when we got them we cleaned them with one of those dry shampoos, but it … Continue reading My puppies’ first bath

The puppies and the internship

I just noticed I haven't had time to write since Thursday and it's Sunday. I have been really tired, having two puppies in my life is exhausting; I love them but it takes a lot of time, especially when you're trying to train them. It takes a lot of time, from cleaning the Pipi Pads … Continue reading The puppies and the internship

Que? What? The brain injury is not an excuse

First of all, the storm never came. Second, today I read a very interesting article written by another brain injury survivor. In the article she talks about how she was caught off guard when a friend told her to "Quit using your brain injury as an excuse".  Her friend told her this after she asked … Continue reading Que? What? The brain injury is not an excuse