You don’t get to be in my life just because we met online or at the grocery store. At the very least, you may get an opportunity, but there are no guarantees, no commitments, no promises. I protect my space. There are boundaries, rules, there are safeguards that have been built over a long period … Continue reading You Don’t Get To Be In My Life Just Because You Exist
The best part of college were the friends I made. I argued and disagreed with Cesar so many times, but loved that we could laugh just as passionately. Somehow we were friends anyways. Maybe it was our common "Latin-ness", maybe not. I would have liked him anyways. He was just that kind of guy. Charming … Continue reading Weeks Before He Died
March 11th, 2020 Wednesday 7:33pm - Michael, Hershey Bars & Quality Yesterday, my "Day 6” of this late night journaling thing -- I got a call from my dear friend Alice. She lives in Boston. I’ve known her since I was just 11 years old. When Alice calls, I stop what I’m doing and pick … Continue reading #30 Days Trying to Find Joy Challenge – Day 7 and Day 6 Missed Michael Hoey
I was out running. I had forgotten to silence my cell. The music and mind are not to be interrupted for that one workout hour. Every. Day. That's the goal. The text chimed loudly amidst Prince’s “Purple Rain”. I stopped cold, annoyed at the interruption. I checked the phone, attempting to just turn off all … Continue reading For The Love of Alden
Sometimes, you just know. You take the shot anyways. It's glorious, until it's not. Was it worth it? Unsure. But given the same try again, I'd have no choice. It's who I am. It's who we are. It's what we seek. He said.