One Time I Was Awful
The entirety of life is a learning curve. It’s a process. It’s about growth. It’s about being better than you were yesterday, even if just slightly. It’s about not beating yourself up if you aren’t. Hopefully, you’ll get another shot at it tomorrow. It’s cumulative. It’s baby steps. It’s moving forward on your journey, incrementally. It’s the stock market. Sometimes you’re up. Sometimes you’re down. But ideally, you’re mostly up before you cash out.
New in the city series #1 : Don't answer.
Being alone in a new country is not easy, you need to get used to the weather, the food, the culture, and the people. With that being said, it was my third week in Canada when this happened.
Letters Never Sent
October 15, 1997 Dear Mr. Freeman, This letter is to inform you of my intentions to apply for a position with your company.
TIME WHEN I WAS EMBARRASSED
When you are upset, ask yourself some difficult questions to gauge how shy you are. Describe a time when your awareness of your emotions was preventing you from responding to the situation in such a way that […] [You will have to talk about this for a minute or two. Describe a situation or situation in which you feel embarrassed because of a lack of knowledge of a subject or because of your inability to speak English fluently.
The Size of Your lips changed
Please let me go Caleb, you are not here, and I don't want you to be. Not white and not black. I want home to come get me, so I can heal in an environment where nothing you showed me exists, the bad feelings don't exist either. I have never felt more alone, and you only kick me around in these dark days, after you broke my brain. I don't know what is real and what is not real anymore, that is why I demand I go where I know it's real. Where I know an XL male shirt, doesn't fit someone with my build.
One way to your New Year’s resolution guide, to rest
Here is the thing. I had to find a way to be able to put myself together. I am wondering; What would you do, if you feel, coping with your life in a daily basis does not going very well?
Mr. Policeman, I Am the Owner of the Car
I felt the cold water gliding through my body as I stroked toward the open ocean from Diego's beach. But a sound distracted me. It sounded like a seagull was squawking my name. Could it be? I knew I couldn't keep going without finding out if such a supernatural creature existed.
Trying Out Pot for the First Time at the Age of 71
I've never been a party girl. It’s something that never appealed to me. It’s not in my genes. I tried smoking cigarettes when I was 12 years old. I got sick to my stomach, puked, and wondered why anyone would want to smoke. I didn’t go to Woodstock or hang out with the hippies at Haight Ashbury in San Francisco. I failed hippie 101.
It’s been a few years already that we know each other and celebrate us as a family. But I would love to remind you that the beginning wasn’t easy for me.
I Think I Got Scammed
'Scammed' the word takes on a whole new meaning when it happens to you. But you're too smart to be taken in by a modern-day con, they will never get you.
I Went to Work Dressed as a Schoolboy
“Imagine you get accepted to your first REAL job and it’s in a foreign country. And what if you do something the entire first month of your job that is humiliating but no one tells you. Welcome to my life…”
My Embarrasing, Accidental Church Striptease
I shivered in my skivvies as the crowd pointed and laughed. I embraced the laughter but stood paralyzed in my mortification.