Simple Little Pleasures at 54

I’m in that stage of life where one could say the train has left the station. It might be true for some things, but for others, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the simple little pleasures. Now,  more than ever I can take advantage of truly simple things especially because I’m alone, over 50, and […]

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The little box of memories

Every summer I go to Madrid. The city where I spent my childhood years and my twenties. My last trip was different from all the others. It felt like Fall had taken over my soul as Isabel Ayende put it in an interview. Most of her life her soul felt like Summer, but since the […]

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How to drown

This post’s title is not to be taken to heart. It’s kind of reverse psychology. I truly understand and know what darkness is, therefore I feel I can write this without any shame. It should have been “How not to drown,” but for some reason, sometimes we need to hear things in a different light […]

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Endings and beginnings

As 2018 ends and we welcome 2019, reflection is a must. We cut our losses and make the most of them but also celebrate the good moments that brought us here. There is no best or worse, it’s a balance. Although time simply goes on. It was decided at some point to set time limits […]

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Love of my life

Last night I went to see Bohemian Rapsody, a tribute to Freddy Mercury. While there may have been some untruths and exaggerations, it’s a love story. The story of a love; self-love, passion and how we all have our inner demons that rarely people see and probably don’t need to. Love of my life, a […]

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And we wonder

If someone will ever care enough to hold our hand and hug our hearts completely. If that someone will hold us close, and even temporarily, erase our fears, and worries. If they will believe we are worth their time and decide every day to stay by our side. And by wondering we will at least […]

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Words of wisdom from my tax lady

As I sat there in shock at how much I had to pay in taxes when I had been living on a string for almost three years now, and tears started rolling down my cheeks like an overflowing river, my tax lady held my hand tight and said: “You will get over this. Life is […]

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Brief encounters

Allowing someone into your life, no matter how briefly, can touch your soul and teach you something new about yourself. Every day we have a chance to become the person we wish we were thanks to those chance encounters. So, take advantage of every single one of them. Some may be painful but, as we learn to […]

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Good riddance 2017!

2017 has been a wild ride as the last two have, but this one takes the cake! I’m grateful though for every chance, opportunity, and lesson. I did accomplish everything I hoped for, however hard it was because as we know nothing good comes easy. But, I’m ready for 2018! Every New Year’s Eve, I used to write […]

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