Serendipity

I'm still on this rollercoaster that only goes up; I feel this way, happy, despite the fright I experienced this summer (I'll get into that later). As summer 2017 comes to an end, and I reflect on the season and the year so far (because when am I not reflecting?)...

Current Self

I slipped on this dress, a gift from my little sister, and it fit my body the way the perfect necklace softly hangs around your neck--gentle, light, and beautiful. But there was one apprehension...one qualm, if you will...

Cuban Style

From the moment we begin school, when we're 3, 4 or 5, we are taught and expected to get a job and earn money in order to some day own assets and support ourselves and our families. Unfortunately, the things we are truly passionate about...

What is Love?

It's been about a month since I last posted! My goal is to post at least once a month, that is, until I live a more sustainable lifestyle and can dedicate my free time to writing (I'll say a little more about that in my next post, stay tuned!)...

Year of Travel

What do you know, I am still reflecting on 2016. You know how we call someone who is aware and understanding of what is going on in the world (specifically with issues related to social justice and race) "woke"? 2016 is the year I woke up from a deep sleep...

Eternal City

When I threw a coin into the Fontana di Trevi in 2014, I did not truly believe that, as the legend says, I would return to Rome. Not only did I not truly believe it, but I recently learned that I partook in this tradition in the completely wrong way, which means I shouldn't return to Rome, right? Wrong...

Kindness of Strangers

The final bell rung, and I was out of the building faster than you could say, "It's winter break!" I got home, did some last minute packing, and by 8:00 pm my sister and her boyfriend were driving me to JFK...

To Live For

A few days ago, I was walking through SoHo and came across a coffee shop with a window that said, "To Live For." As I was walking I kept repeating this phrase to myself, "To Live For." You don't really hear that too often, do you?...

Here Comes the Sun

To whoever is reading this right now, thank you so much for joining me on this very exciting, ineffable, journey. It took a lot of cojones for me to get here. Writing has always been my passion, my therapy, my joy...