You can spend your time worrying about a problem or

I wanted to answer the phone call. However, I was scanning groceries at the self checkout. Me: Do I answer, finish checking out, or multitask? 🤔 I decided to finish checking out, and then return the call. Turns out it was a very important call, and as much as I was grateful for it, I […]

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The end of 2019. On my terms. 3rd edition.

Originally posted on One day at a time…:
First things first: HAPPY NEW YEAR MY BLOGGING BUDDIES! May 2020 be filled with more joy than sorrow,  more laughter than tears, more accomplishments than failures. May your writing flourish and remain evergreen. If you know me, you know that I like doing things differently. This is…

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Chat with me: blogging & life

hi there! 👋 I’ve been meaning to ask you: what would you like to see more of on this blog? What posts do you most like to read here at The Hummingbird’s Journal blog? What topics would you like me to write more about–whether I’ve covered them before or not? Going forward, I want to […]

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that

I finally opened Ocean Vuong’s new book On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. It’d been waiting on the bookshelf to be read. The first lines did not disappoint. Vuong writes, Dear Ma, I am writing to reach you–even if each word I put down is one word further from where you are. What do those words […]

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The Most Interesting Character Names I’ve Read

I found the most interesting combination of character names in Luis Alberto Urrea’s The House of Broken Angels which I read more than a year ago. In the book, we find characters with the following names: Big Angel, Little Angel, Perla, Minnie, La Gloriosa, Paz, Ookie among others. Most of these names like Perla and […]

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How Many Times Do We Have to Hear It?

How many times to do we have to hear advice until we follow it? Are you guilty of knowing what is good for you but not doing it? Or knowing the right thing to do and not acting on it? Over the past couple of years, I’ve read a variety of texts ranging from short […]

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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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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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3 Lessons from Reading Old Journals

#1. Every cliche phrase about time is true such as it’s only a matter of time and time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. There used to be a time when I rode the city bus, so I taped my bus tickets inside my notebooks. Coworkers would also give me rides, and […]

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