MY PATH

(From left to right: Myself, Danya, Paulina) “Is having children on your priority list?” “I’m not going to answer that question. I’m not mad at you for asking that question, but I’ve said it before: I don’t think people ask men those questions.” —Zooey Deschanel Being the youngest of my siblings I was constantly surrounded…

Papucho’s 64th

I remember when I was little I would get horrible motion sickness when I travelled by bus to see my grandmother in Quillota. In those moments as an eight-year-old, thinking that motion sickness was the most dreadful feeling in the world, my dad was by my side. My best memories involve my dad taking me…

Swift

Gabriel Garcia Marquez once said “la gente que uno quiere deberia morirse con todas sus cosas” (the people that we love should die along with all their belongings). This week one of my close friends lost her mom. It was so sudden and unexpected that it really made me think about big changes in life…

Easy to Love

It was a natural and unpremeditated love, a kind I had never experienced before.  This past Thursday at 5:20 PM I became “Tia Coco”. I drove to Houston Saturday afternoon and when I laid eyes on my nephew for the first time I realized that there is a kind of love that everyone should be…

2013 = Happiness

What will be my resolution for 2013? I will be absolutely happy. For over a month now I’ve been consumed by my books and work but I need to stop draining myself. I feel like a lot of my moments of clarity happen in my dreams, a place where the impossible seems possible and where…

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My mother had a dream; it was to provide an amazing life for myself and my sisters. It is safe to say that she has made that happen. It’s not whether we are happy here or not, that has never been the question. It is rather the amount of happiness we have lived here and…