Life-work balance I don’t need

Everyone talks about life-work balance, something I personally don’t need. I’m single, have no kids and therefore, I can dive fully into my job which happens to be my passion without distractions or major commitments, besides my friendships and family. And it’s OK. There are no rules for me since I have nobody to account to […]

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The art of patience

I wouldn’t have ever described myself as a patient person, however, now, I’ve learned the art of waiting patiently the only way possible, through life lessons. Just like everyone else I couldn’t wait to grow up, I couldn’t wait for the weekend, the summer, you name it. Finally, I can wait, but it’s taken decades […]

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My heart tears when I bid farewell

Although I’m extremely lucky to be able to visit my friends and family overseas and out-of-state, every Christmas and Summer, my heart tears a little every time I bid farewell. However normal this feeling is, it seems new every single time. It doesn’t get easier no matter how many years I’ve been through it. When […]

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At long last, “home”

Besides a 9 month stint, I’ve never lived alone. Now, at almost 52, and after two years floating between friend’s homes to family’s homes after my divorce, I will finally live on my own! I found a home! I thought this moment would never come, and although I’m a bit anxious, I’m excited at the […]

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Mujeres con canas; mujeres valientes y bellas.

Todo el mundo teme esas primeras canas. A algunas nos llegan antes que a otras. A veces nos salen a la temprana edad de los veinte; a otras no hasta bien entrados los 50. Pero llegar, llegan y eso es una suerte también. Las canas delatan la edad, pero, por suerte, una mujer puede cubrírselas […]

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Change over time; 30’S into 50’s

At thirty we think we know it all, but at around 50 we realize how little we know and start to doubt what we used to believe. All we thought we knew and stood by, after all our setbacks and experiences, is challenged and we are sometimes left weary and disillusioned. We are less passionate […]

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I will always be there for my friends

I’ve learned the hard way that the best antidote for getting through tough times is by reaching out to family and friends. Had I not, the past two years would have been hell. Everyone I reached out to brought me calm, hope and a place to stay. This is why I will always be there […]

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Celebrating being #QueenOf my life

Who said life would be easy? Mine certainly wasn’t, and still isn’t. Perhaps it will never be. And yet, like Teresa Mendoza, of Queen of the South, I feel I slay every day. And I like to celebrate it by watching the show on USA Network, Thursday 10pm/9PMc. Best part of it is, that wonderful […]

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The will to live

There is a little book I treasure by Victor Frankl entitled Man’s Search for Meaning which boils down to people’s will to live while in a concentration camp, as he, Frankl did in Auschwitz. I must have read this book over 10 times since my dad gave it to me when I quit drinking, which was […]

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