Free Spirit

My great-grandmother, Aya, once told me “Vas a ser una mujer brava.” This roughly translates to “you’re going to be a brave woman.” In this context, brave meant strong, aggressive, and difficult to domesticate. I was quite different as a child, my head was always buried in a book or I was out and about…

To my niece

Dear Evangeline, First off, I love you more than you will ever know. When I first I was going to be an aunt I was scared but excited. Then to find out you were going to be a girl, was even better. I must warn you about your dad, I have known him for the…

Hamilthoughts on a Tuesday

I have to take my time on this pleasant Tuesday afternoon to thank the one and only, Lin Manuel Miranda. There’s a million things i wish i could say. If i had the time, I’d write 51 essays with words of gratitude, but since time is fleeting and this lyft ride isn’t that long I’ll…

My favorite holiday traditions

I’m so excited to share with you all my favorite thing about the Holiday Season! Cookies are a staple in my household, from leaving cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve, to baking cookies as a thank you to co-workers and bosses alike. It feels like a born instinct already, mixing the dry ingredients with the…

2018 the year of travels!

What a year this has been! Traveling is a great way to clear your mind from your daily life, and you don’t even have to go that far! Traveling can mean different things, from going to the grocery store to crossing the world! This year has been a year of many journeys for me. I…

My New Dream

Hey people of Earth, Mars, and Claudia-Land! It’s February, can you believe it? Our lives are flying by so fast… When people asked me what my dreams were I would always panic. What are my dreams? What do I want to do until the day I die? What will be my legacy? I would shut…

Making My Own Bath Bombs: The Back Story.

Hey people of Earth, Mars, and Claudia-Land! I miss you all so much and hope you guys are doing wonderful in this new year. I have some news: I’m making my own bath bombs! Here is the reason why I was forced by the Universe to start doing this. During a trip to Miami in…