US Senator Lindsey Graham said “there are parts of Mexico I’d rather go to Syria than Mexico”. Now imagine living in Mexico, and having no other option but to stay there.
One of the hardest things almost everyone goes through is the death of a loved one. Is even harder when it comes out of the blue, when you don’t get to say goodbye.
I guess we all have a different answer to this question. Many of us are in between. I could say I have always believed in ghosts, and at the same time I always look for a “rational explanation” to every “paranormal” experience in my life. I got that from my dad. He definitely doesn’t believe … Continue reading Do you believe in ghosts?
I still see the remains of that afternoon in my family. The way their voices break when they talk about them. That shadow that crosses their eyes when the date feels closer. And I can feel it too. It’s like a defense mechanism that activates itself as soon as September starts. Like we know something … Continue reading Life Begins and Ends in September
Mazamitla is my favorite place in the State of Jalisco (Mexico) to go on Holidays, especially during fall-winter time. I’ve been there four times this year, and I spent Mexico’s Independence Day there as well. Mazamitla is considered a “Pueblo Magico”, just like Tequila; its name means “place where arrows are made to hunt deers” … Continue reading Travel: Mazamitla, Jalisco
“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best”Frida Kahlo If I was going to do a “September Special” for being the month we celebrate our Independence in Mexico, of course I had to write about Frida Kahlo. Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon was born on … Continue reading Who Inspires Me: Frida Kahlo
“I don't study to know more, but to ignore less.”Juana Inés de la Cruz The story of Juana Ines takes us way back, to the 1660’s in New Spain (Mexico). I remember the first time I read about Juana Ines I was still a little girl. And the one thing that caught my attention about … Continue reading Who Inspires Me: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
As you may already know, I was born and raised in Mexico, and September is the month we celebrate our Independence from Spain. So I thought I could write a few “Who Inspires Me” posts about Mexican people and their stories, and how they’ve inspired me through my life. Hope you enjoy reading their stories … Continue reading Who Inspires Me: Jose Hernandez, From Farmer to Astronaut
This journey of moving to a different country during my teenage years was probably the one thing that shaped my character the most. It changed me in so many ways, and even though it felt hard at the moment, I'm so thankful for the experience.
I found this story going viral on Facebook and I thought of sharing it on my blog. It was written by a woman living in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico who almost every Saturday goes to El Paso to go grocery shopping, just like many others do. As I was reading it, I could feel my heart … Continue reading El Paso, Texas Mass Shooting: A Survivor’s Story
One of the things that changed for me once I finished high school and started University, was that my teachers weren’t after me, telling me what to do all the time. What I mean is that, it’s your responsibility to study. They will set the date for exams, and it’s up to you to make … Continue reading Law School: Studying Tips
I am officially out of school; or at least I’ve completed all my credits, which means I don’t have to go to any classes anymore. However, I thought I could share some of the tips that made my life easier on my days of school; I also included some of my sister’s tips, she is … Continue reading Back to School Tips
Korey was thrown into adult facilities at age 16. An innocent, sweet boy that was being nothing but a loyal friend, was sent to violent prisons, where he was abused physically and psychologically by other inmates and abusive guards...
Eugenia is fighting something that is not easy to defeat. I completely understand if she wants to keep the hard, raw moments for herself and chooses to show her smile to the world. Recovery is not an easy, happy road, but it is worth it.
Netflix is my best friend when I’m feeling lazy and I don’t feel like doing anything. It’s also my family’s best friend on Sundays when we all get together and watch something as a family. So I thought I could break down some of my and my family’s favorite shows to binge watch on, so … Continue reading Favorite Shows on Netflix
Thank you so much The Bluehill Blogger for nominating me! If you have the chance please go and check out her blog, it is so fun and you can see her dedication on every post. Again, thank you so much for the nomination, this means so much to me ABOUT THE AWARD This award is … Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award
The Gomez family (my mom's side of the family) is a big one. My great-grandma, who died recently at almost 100 years old, had 16 kids. All of them have their own kids and grandkids, so you can imagine. We're all scattered through Mexico and the US, some even moved to Germany recently. As every … Continue reading Travel: 5 days in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Hi everyone! I’m really excited to have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogging Award, because this is the first time I’ve been nominated to any kind of blogging award! So thank you so much to Sunny Larue! This means so much to me. Please make sure to take a look at her blog Sunn Larue … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award
Today I want to talk to you about a “Pueblo Magico” (Magic Town). It’s name is Tequila, and it’s located in the state of Jalisco, Mexico (it’s about one hour away from the city of Guadalajara). I think that by now, you might have guessed what this town is all about, and if you’re anything … Continue reading Travel: Tequila, Jalisco
If you look into their eyes you can almost miss their families. You can almost mourn the loved ones they lost because of the violence they ran from. You can almost feel the hunger they had to go through to get here. If you really look at them, you can almost touch their dreams, and you’ll see then, they are not so different from yours.
I finally watched “Aladdin” this last weekend and honestly, it was everything I was hoping for and more! Aladdin was one of those stories that my dad and mom used to read to me, and probably one of the firsts I read by myself. I had this book that was a compilation of stories for … Continue reading How Aladdin Gave Me “A New Fantastic Point Of View”
“It was then that I knew I had a chance: I could live a quiet life or I could make the most of this new life I had been given. I am determined to continue my fight until every girl can go to school.”
...I just hope that one day, history can stop repeating itself.
If you’re anything like me, you probably don’t really like going to the gym. I’ve tried, but I just don’t like it. I guess I got used to exercising at home, which believe me, it’s not all that bad. I’ve been doing youtube videos of workouts at home for years now, and during the months … Continue reading 5 YouTube Channels to Workout at Home
When I was a little girl, I always thought that being a lawyer was boring. My dad was one, and he was always in an office, desk full of papers and it just seemed awful. So one day I told him: “don’t get your hopes up, I’m never going to be a lawyer”. But then, … Continue reading 10 Lessons Law School Gave Me About Life
“Always continue walking a lot and loving nature, for that’s the real way to learn to understand art better and better. Painters understand nature and love it. And teach us to see”
I’ve always had a deep connection with music. I have playlist saved for every possible occasion. I listen from pop, to hip-hop, to country, to classic music and even mariachi. So today, I decided to share part of my Girl Empowerment playlist, that I listen to whenever I need inspiration to keep going. Some of … Continue reading 20 Girl Empowerment Songs
Story of an eating disorder...
I turned 23 years old last February, and lately I’ve caught myself constantly thinking about how much I’ve grown (old, mentally and spiritually) in the last few years. So on this sunny April afternoon, while I’m sitting here watching cars pass down my street, drinking my iced coffee, I decided I would write down a … Continue reading 23 things I’ve learned in life
On the last essay I wrote for his class, my english teacher left a note: NEVER STOP WRITING. YOU HAVE A TALENT. And just like that, I made a promise in my mind that I would never give up on writing, no matter where life might take me.