Losing weight is tough, working out means you have to sweat, a lot. You have to burn more calories than you're taking in, feeling and seeing the results of your hard work is fun. Adding years to your life makes it all worth it. That's all the stuff we already know about weight loss....more
Growing up, I watched my parents work and fight for their marriage.
I always assumed that the bickering, the frustration and the hurt feelings were because they didn’t belong together and didn’t care for each other. While their relationship wasn’t perfect [who’s is?] it certainly wasn’t in the shambles that I always thought it was....more
This morning I was thinking about Anthony Bourdain’s show “No Reservations” and how perfectly named it is with its double meaning. If you haven’t seen the show I highly recommend you catch up on the episodes. Anthony Bourdain is a perfectly snarky, inquisitive, brave and daring chef who travels around the world eating and learning about the food of different cultures. Whether he’s eating an eyeball or pizza there’s always an element of surprise and even sometimes danger. It’s fascinating and inspiring. And he’s funny… like really, really funny....more
Today I begin a blog series on Lent. I love to write about things that make us think, grow, overcome and rejoice in. Come join me on this road to improve our spiritual health during the next forty days. We'll begin the series with a little Spring Cleaning.
Carmen D Rivera-Gomez
Isabela, Puerto Rico...more
Here's the rest of the update to my list for 2011. Enjoy! 23. Walk in A.P.'s shoes. My brother suggested that A.P. and I walk in each other's shoes for a month. He says we bicker too much about how we both contribute more than the other. I don't know if I'll truly be able to do this one, or if I'll be able to convince A.P. to do it, but it might prove interesting, that's for sure. I don't think we're going to do this, but I have been trying to be more grateful for all that he does. Whether he thinks I'm succeeding or not is another story. 24. Take a photography course....more
Im dropping school for now and hopefully starting back in August. I'm not doing well at all in my classes and have spent most of my time painting. I start my new job with Daimler Motors working as check recieving in the next two days. In order to save up money to move to North Carolina near my Aunt Susan and Uncle David. Starting over in a new place; homework, studying... Life - Right! I'm going to drive my car along the south and east coast up to North Carolina and rent an apartment there....more
Today, I turn 30 years old. It's really not that big of a deal. You think it's going to be a big deal, but it's not. Getting old is pretty much something you get used to after 21, and you realize that every birthday after that is just about getting older....more
Many women of my age are now reaching their career peak. If ever they were to be confident and powerful, it is now, at this age. I run into them once in awhile: the doctor, the owner of her own business, artist, professor. I think, "I could have been that. I'm smart; I could have been somebody." ...more