Your Journey Is Up To You

Your journey is determined by YOU. It is easy to look in someone else’s back yard and compare your successes to theirs. Compare your failures to theirs. To judge what they have and what you do not. There are so many blessings we take for granted. Being alive, waking up in the mornings, breathing fresh […]

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Early Morning Thoughts

Passion. Something so rare. Something not many have. I have the utmost respect for those who remain true to their passion. Their light does not disappear because of the arrogance or jealousy of others. With the mundane day to day routines of life, what are you passionate about? What keeps you motivated? What sets a […]

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Live YOUR Life According To YOUR Standards

I’m still learning this today, that what you allow and how you encourage others to treat you will always have an impact on the life you live. Words are just words. They may hurt, but we have to live our lives according to our standards. When we are broken, we often try to search for […]

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Time Is Fleeting

“Abuelita, soy yo, Corey.” [Grandma, it’s me.] I felt a strong sting of pain in my chest when my grandmother did not remember who I was. Her eyes were full of confusion as she pushed me away. My grandmother, my abuelita, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of seventy seven. The woman who raised […]

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Breakdowns Lead To Breakthroughs

There comes a point when life can get overwhelming. You feel as though you cannot catch a break and everything is weighing down on your shoulders. You want to give up. You want to give in. You feel like no matter how hard you try, things do not go as planned. We can plan things […]

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Behind The Scenes Of Living In NYC

I was born and raised in New York City. I never understood everyone’s fascination with wanting to come to the big apple. Maybe if you grew up in a small rural town in the middle of nowhere, then I could understand why. I went to college here. As badly as I wanted to go away, […]

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3rd Avenue in the South Bronx

I watched my mother give a homeless man food once. It was Spring. We had spent the day in Midtown, Manhattan, and took the 4 train back to the South Bronx. It was a bit of a walk back to where my mother had parked the car. We had leftover food from lunch. It was […]

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