Monday Reflections: One in twenty-six

Twenty-six people living ordinary lives. Some learning to walk for the very first time. Others with wrinkles around their eyes. All filled with dreams waiting to be realized. Then, one of those twenty-six is caught off guard. Their greens turned red. Their ups turned upside down. Their life taken away by a silent, electrical terrorist.Continue reading “Monday Reflections: One in twenty-six”

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month: Ready to spread awareness?

We’re a third of the way into the month so this post comes a little late, but late is better than never. November is National Epilepsy Awareness month, and this is our chance to share our story and educate others about seizures. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In the winter of 2009, I awoke to confusion as paremedics held anContinue reading “November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month: Ready to spread awareness?”

Tuesday Ramblings

Every day we learn new things. Our surroundings make us look at things differently. What we hear shapes our thoughts and opinions. Whether we learn something good or bad, everything we perceive is processed. Visual, acoustic, and tactile perceptions are encoded and become part of our short-term and even long-term memories. Last week, I learnedContinue reading “Tuesday Ramblings”

Monday Reflections: Finding Yourself

  The atmosphere is but a blank canvas. Color exists only in the form of charcoal grays. I’m standing in the middle of nowhere where the mountains are my only companions. I tip toe across this rocky terrain hoping not to fall through the cracks. In this place, I’m searching for the girl I used toContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Finding Yourself”

Monday Reflections: Monday Blues

I hold my breath and close my eyes hoping the pain will come and go. I try to go on as if it was just another day. There is no denying that the sunset has left and the sunrise has followed. It is another day, but it’s another day without you here. When I readContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Monday Blues”

Once you learn to read, there is no stopping you from reaching your goals.

  Letters turn into words, which combine to form sentences. With these tools, life is jotted down and history is recorded. Through those stories, we learn, adapt and become better. But what’s the use of black ink on paper? What’s the use of literature with no one there to read? In our youth, what weContinue reading “Once you learn to read, there is no stopping you from reaching your goals.”

Missing Grandma

Four years have come and gone. 1,460 days have arrived and passed. Time wasted no time to stand still. The world just kept turning round. For 35,040 hours, I’ve missed you. For 2,102,400 minutes, my heart has ached. I know you’re in a better place. I know your pain is no more. But I wish I couldContinue reading “Missing Grandma”

This is for you, the one I never got to meet.

I could see your bright smile long before I ever saw your face. I could hear your cries and sobs because you needed a diaper change. I could feel your warm hugs when you needed my comforting embrace. I could imagine all the memories we’d create through the years. I could picture you reaching allContinue reading “This is for you, the one I never got to meet.”

Here and There

This is something I wrote back in 2007 when I was adjusting to college and being on my own for the first time. As graduation season concludes, I feel the following poem is only appropriate. Going off to college means being surrounded by an unfamiliar environment that is filled with so much potential. It meansContinue reading “Here and There”