Even though I never got to go, well, maybe I shouldn’t say never. I didn’t get to go like I planned, right after college for graduate school, but I used to imagine what it would be like to live in New York. I wanted to go to Columbia, or NYU, and that dream didn’t come… Continue reading How Do I Feel Homesick for a Place I’ve Never Been to?
Sometimes it’s hard facing the fact that I don’t have things together like I thought I would at this age. I’m not old (not necessarily; to a toddler or an elementary school kid I’m old as hell even though I’m only nineteen) but it still sucks realizing that the things I pictured myself doing at… Continue reading Things Suck in College (But They Don’t Suck As Much As You Think)
When I was in elementary school, I was asked by a teacher if I had ever been discriminated against because of my ethnicity. She asked if I had ever been treated differently just because I’m of Mexican descent. That question in itself is a pretty good example of a time when I was treated differently… Continue reading The Otherness of Ethnicity and Race: Oblivious Kid In A White World
I’ve been thinking a lot about weddings. I want to talk about the novelty and foreboding nature of weddings from the point of view of someone who has no experience with them like me. I want to give my own take on what I suspect many people my age will be experiencing now and within… Continue reading I’ve Been Thinking About Weddings (And Money)
A force to be reckoned with. I never gave this phrase much thought because I’d never seen or experienced anything that would give it meaning or context. I didn’t experience anything until one languid afternoon last semester. It’d been a long day of classes and my sister and I shuffled our feet to the parking… Continue reading Just A Little Thought: Wind
I’m so happy with the thought of being alive that I feel like my body would burst with pure joy if I were to die. That doesn’t make a lot of sense, if any, but my mind is in a place right now alongside the wind and the sun and the rustle of palm trees… Continue reading Being Alive
I want to buy a dish rack. And lamps. And those cheap canvas paintings you can get at Ross and Walmart and thrift stores. I want to buy a set of measuring cups and a blender and a ceiling fan. I want to buy a toilet paper dispenser and a shower rack. I want to… Continue reading Wanting Things – Grown Up Stuff (Like dishes, get your mind out of the gutter)