Pain: A Passenger Onboard

You know what I have learned from loss? It is painful, almost unbearable, yes. But, the pain you feel, it reminds you you’re alive. You are still here. When the pain subsides, you are reminded that moving forward is the only way onward. Channel what you feel, all of that energy into something positive. Everyone […]

Read More

Ongoing Battle With Loss

You were rotting away in the hospital, and what were we doing? Celebrating Christmas Eve. What type of people were we? He stood with you as the ventilators breathed for you. He was bone tired. You could see it in his face. The lack of food and sleep had gotten to him. He refused to […]

Read More

Savior

It was your 80th birthday and it was the first time I had ever seen you cry. The family gathered around the dinner table in your apartment, not sure how we all managed to fit in there, but we made it work. We had family come up in from Puerto Rico. We all knew the […]

Read More

The Outcast Learns Acceptance

For as long as I can remember, I have felt like an outcast. Like people did not understand me. People resented me for reasons I do not know. Whether it was family, friends, outsiders I barely knew. People have always felt the need to label me or tell me why I was not good enough. […]

Read More

“You Were Meant To Do This.”

“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent and the choices that you make will spare your life forever.” ~ A Bronx Tale I was 4 years old when my father brought me to my first Tae Kwon Do class. I come from a family of athletes. My dad played football during his young years, […]

Read More

The Road To The Top Is a Lonely One

For several years of my life, I have put my happiness in the hands of others. Time and time again, I was disappointed. And what a lesson this has been. What I have come to learn is happiness is a choice. You choose to wake up and be positive or you can choose to allow […]

Read More