Chase Your Dreams

With a coffee in hand and listening to the rain fall,  today, I learned about someone named Gail Devers and her story inspired me to write again after 4 months without writing here. According to Bryan Campbell, on his story on Olympic Gold Medalist Gail Devers in 1992 she became the world’s fastest woman, but this title did…

Spread Your Wings

“I’ll spread my wings, and I’ll learn how to fly I’ll do what it takes till I touch the sky And I’ll make a wish, take a chance, make a change And breakaway” –Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson (2004) I have been a fan of Kelly Clarkson for a long time and this song called “Breakaway” has…

…One Day at a Time

Time flies so fast. It seems like yesterday was the first day of orientation week  and now, in a couple of days I will start the first day of my last year in Optometry School. I can’t say that it has been easy, because it hasn’t. These past three years have given me so many…

…To Never Lose Hope

New Year’s Celebration: A blank page, a clean slate. A new year is like a new beginning, or at least that’s what we like to think. Why are we so excited at the start of a  new year and then we lose that enthusiasm over time? When I say “New year” I’m referring to the…

…To Be Thankful

Thanksgiving day. A day to eat, spend time with friends and family, travel, set up a Christmas tree and decorations (because it’s never too early to start up the Christmas spirit), and most importantly, reflect on what we are thankful for. Besides the American tradition, other countries like Canada, Grenada, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Germany,…

…To See Beyond the Obstacles

“Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.” -Thomas Carlyle Life is unpredictable. It is not a straight forward path like taking a boat from Cataño to San Juan (see the picture above), instead, we may…

…Looking for Paradise

Has it ever happened to you that some days you just wake up with your mind in blank? Well today for me it wasn’t one of those days. Today  as I opened my eyes the lyrics of a song were stuck in my head. Today I woke up “looking for paradise” . “Everybody say oh oh…

Oh, Canada 🇨🇦

Two weeks. One country. Here is a list of the most breathtaking places I visited this summer in Canada! Niagara Falls, Ontario: Simply fascinating! 2. Casa Loma Castle, Toronto: North America’s only real size castle, was built by Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. Sad story: he only got the opportunity to live in his house for  10…

…To Look at the Bright Side

Have you ever heard the saying “sunflowers always face the sun” ? When I was I child, I grew up in a rural town, and as long as I can remember, every time I saw a sunflower I would always wonder how could these flowers move and chase the sun if they were just plants. Weren’t they…

…To Keep Moving Forward

As summer approaches, the only thing that comes into my mind is vacations. Free time to do what ever I want without the worry of having to study. Every year, I look forward to summer because it’s the only time I get to travel somewhere and explore new places. And what could possibly be better…