I Left My Heart In The Desert

I’ve been talking a lot lately about traveling and road trips. It’s making me think more and more about my ultimate road trip. Over 13 years ago my family made a definitive road trip from New Mexico to Pennsylvania. Now I want to make the return trip and travel all the way back to Alamogordo.…

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The Wide Open Road

I think as we get older, it is natural for all of us to miss things from our childhoods. Everything seemed so much simpler then, and nostalgia tends to romanticize everything. If I had to choose one thing that I miss the most from my childhood, it would be road trips. I didn’t fly on…

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My Story Isn’t Over Yet

Stress, worry, and doubt. Anxiety. Pain, breathless, and tears. Panic. Sad, melancholy, and dispirited. Depressed.   Concern and questions. Are you ok? Shame and fear. Get help. Brave and strong. I need help. Manage stress, analyze worries, and build confidence. Master anxiety. Stop, deep breaths, and repeat “it’s going to be ok.” Don’t panic. Hope,…

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Code Name: Butterfly

Patria. Dedé. Minerva. María Teresa. These four names have fascinated me since the very first time I read them off the page of the book In the Time of the Butterflies. Julia Alvarez’s novel focuses on the four Mirabal sisters lives in the Dominican Republic under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. In a time where woman were…

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Where You Lead

I am a TV/ movie junkie. I have many favorites in both categories, and it is hard to choose an absolute best. My favorite TV shows range from West Wing, to Fringe, to Law and Order: SVU, and to Chrisley Knows Best, but I guess if I had to choose an all time favorite…it would…

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Mind Wide Open

In regards to education, I’ve been lucky in my life. In 10th grade, I was blessed with the opportunity to attend a private all-girl college-preparatory school. I was also blessed with the opportunity to attend and graduate college with a double major in Communications and Spanish. For me, one of the most important things in…

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