Never let you go

As a teacher, I’ve said more goodbyes than I can remember. I thought biding farewell would get easier in time but it doesn’t. Things change as we grow older, and our hearts secretly whisper; “Never let you go.” When I was younger I was more aloof, detached, and self-centered so, the impact of saying goodbye […]

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Chilling outdoors with my sister

    One of the things I most enjoy when spending time with my sister, is doing things together outdoors. For as long as I can remember we´ve both been into fitness and have shared hikes, runs and long walks on the beach together. She lives in Florida and one of our favorite things to […]

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To my little ones

I have yet to tell you that I won’t be with you next year, and it’s hard to think about the right moment to break the news to you before the year is over. My heroes, my young champions, my funny guys, my morning glee, my troupers, my studious and wacky ones; you shall be […]

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Coming home

There’s no doubt in my mind when I land in Spain that my heart skips a beat and I feel right at home. Landing today in Madrid reminded me where my heart belongs. Home will always be here and the Bay Area my satellite home. I have my heart with my kids and friends in the […]

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Hope in a book

Reading; a passion which allows one to escape reality and experience a thousand lives while living one’s own story. But not only through books can we read, we can read into people’s lives, stranger’s lives, imagining their unique circumstances. Amazing stories that would be worth writing but will never see the light. Why are some […]

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Reconciling ourselves with the truth of life

Whoever told us that life would someday be perfect and easy? That we would find happiness and stay there? That there is a special someone for every one of us? That we would reach that moment where we would be content? Nobody and everyone. Because happiness has become a business and an unachievable longlasting state. […]

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Memories of water

I see the pool straight ahead through the glass and it reminds me of my grandmother. She so loved to swim, float and chat with friends or mostly acquaintances. As I am reminded of this, my thoughts go to how she was and is so strong. She says she cannot cry, as I couldn’t for […]

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When the dust settles

After two years of having lived out of suitcases and boxes, entering and leaving people’s lives, with no possible routine, which was the hardest to handle, now, at long last, the dust has settled. I have a life, my own life, my routine and somewhat predictable near future. Although life is always throwing us curve balls, […]

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Stages of life: well-done, medium, and rare

Well-done, medium, and rare are what I call the stages of life but in reverse, and we all have to go through them. True, that some of us get stuck on one and never move on, but hopefully life beats us up enough to move us along so we make it to the “well-done” phase. […]

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When you have more yesterdays than tomorrows

Shhhh… She bent over the table, got close and whispered: “At this point in my life, I test the waters. If something doesn’t make me extremely happy, I leave.” This came from someone my age. She has, as I, more yesterdays than tomorrows. We giggled and nodded knowingly because we both know well that there are […]

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