fight the flight — or where I’ve been

So according to my WordPress notifications, I started this journey 4 years ago, with ramblings at midnight, taking a leap of faith that included putting myself out there, out here, in the interweb, open to judgment from friends and strangers. For the most part, I think it's worked out. I've gotten to hear from people [...]


10 reasons I’m awesome

10 reasons I’m awesome I’m tired of confessing. it started to make me think too much. and question too much. mostly, question myself. So, I’m stopping. Still confessing and reflecting. but again, more privately. Anyways-also-probably, I think 10 is a good number to end on. Sooo I figured some lists of reasons-and-things-and-whatever-i-feel-like-making-lists-about were in order. [...]

“the passion and the pain are going to keep you alive someday” – or silver linings…literally

so, i got to get away. for a bit. 3 and a half days to be exact. just enough. just enough to be re-inspired. justenought to be re-invigorated. just enough to (re)learn some lessons. just enough to realize some truths. just enough to see the silver linings… the trip entailed a 2 1/2 hour flight [...]

Being proud — or, not my father’s reasons.

Well, folks, it finally happened. My dad told me he was proud of me. Clear as day. Mija, I'm proud of you. His reason? Me not being pregnant or having children at this point in my life. Now, I can sit here and write about the machismo-reasonings behind that statement. the actual "i'm proud of [...]

“My hopes the wind done scattered” — or happy travels

[Inspiration & happy] I write this 30,000 feet above ground. in my favorite place: amongst the clouds. returning from my 4th trip in this 2012 year. Again returning reinvigorated and reinspired. (I"m noticing a trend here.) By the time I was 17, and having known only Chicago, Durango, Mexico, and the mostly desolate highway that [...]