The Other Me

The only reason I am not Jake Duran today – my abuela. Abuela has the youth of a college freshman and the patience of a Saint. But dear lord, she can not make a ‘J’ sound to save her life. My parents came to her with their unborn son’s new name. Beaming and waving at …

Quick Sip: List-o-Maniac

I’m a Compulsive Lister, Listaholic, List-o-Maniac. Though it is the most infamous of all lists, I’ve never had a Bucket List. It felt dumb because, and here comes a list: Not going to dieEveryone has the same things on itThe things I wanted to do were on other lists (ie: Places to Visit, Things to …

Aussie Pie

“You gotta use the app. That’s the accurate test”, my dad told my entire family. We were all at his house sitting around some psychologist’s book trying to figure out who we were. My enneagram test was a hard seven – on the nose, no wings. One of my sisters loves horoscopes, classic Taurus. As …