5 Things I Like

This post was inspired by Me Exploring’s “5 Things I Light”. #1 Learning I love the moments when I learn even the most trivial fact. The other day, I watched a video on different levels of making French toast, and I learned that stale bread is best bread to use to make French toast. I […]

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You Are Good Enough

What do you do with the negative inner monologue? With thoughts like I’m not good enough? When they become present, I’ve been getting better at letting those thoughts be while not accepting them as my truth. In connection to this topic of self-worth, I want to share some insight I got from watching a YouTube […]

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Short Story in a Rainy Day

To complement a short story that I read yesterday, the rain kept pouring and Youtube decided to play the songs of an Italian pianist and composer named Ludovico Einaudi. I have a collection of literature books that I have kept myself from donating because those things were expensive. I haven’t read every single text in […]

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Daily & Weekly Routine

I’ve been thinking a lot about routine lately. It’s something that stands out to me a lot. All of the ways in which life is the same every day. For me routine is probably more detailed in the afternoons and evenings versus the mornings. I like to have a cup of coffee after work. I […]

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What does being a reader mean?

Being a reader does not mean that you have to read all of the classics like Don Quixote or The Great Gatsby. It took me a long time to understand and accept this. I agree that it helps to read the classics to understand the references made to them and to gain insight on what […]

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Time of the Hummingbirds, Time of the Trees

Turtles, owls, butterflies, and hummingbirds have stood out to me throughout the years. Each of these images represented a different message during different phases of my life. The time of turtles was a time in my life when I wanted results fast. During this time, I remember reading the book Tortuga by Rudolfo A. Anaya. […]

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If You Could Go Back in Time, Would You Do Something Differently?

If someone were to ask me, Ms. A, if you could go back in time, would you choose to be a teacher again?, I would answer: yes. I can’t tell you that I see myself as a teacher for the long run, but the journey to becoming a teacher and later the journey to becoming […]

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7 Things That I’ve Learned from Blogging

Yesterday, marked the first-year anniversary of the first blog post on this blog. To be quite honest, I don’t know how I got here. I say this because I never purposely set out with a specific purpose or dream for the blog. I just wanted to have a blog of my own to write for […]

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On Polishing Dusty, Old Poems

Last week, I felt a desire to finish two poems that had been in the draft folder for more than a year. Finishing these two poems allowed me to let go and move on (hopefully into more poetry writing). One poem is about my experiences of working as a pharmacy technician and the other about […]

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On Surrendering

I forgot how time-consuming job applications can be. (If you’re wondering why I haven’t been posting, that’s what I’ve been doing in my free time.) My dream is to “start my life” out of state, as if I wasn’t already living my life here. I know I want to take root somewhere, and it’s not […]

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