It’s difficult living in 2014 and being 21. It’s difficult being a woman and being Hispanic in the U.S. And not knowing when to voice my opinions or when I should keep quiet. Knowing how much criticism I’m going to get and not knowing how much I’m ready to handle. And wondering if I want to be the person who says too much or not enough. 

My last #night in #Oahu #Hawaii. Relaxing, beautiful, and so different from the rest of the United States. It is its own culture and place with amazing food, thrilling #adventure, and a lot of love to give. Go. #palmtrees

My last #night in #Oahu #Hawaii. Relaxing, beautiful, and so different from the rest of the United States. It is its own culture and place with amazing food, thrilling #adventure, and a lot of love to give. Go. #palmtrees

Leaving #SanFrancisco to go to #Hawaii after four months in #Australia. #aerial #airplane

Leaving #SanFrancisco to go to #Hawaii after four months in #Australia. #aerial #airplane

Was always looking for the next #adventure. #Australia changed me in ways I only dreamt of. This was only the beginning, now the fun of #life begins.

Was always looking for the next #adventure. #Australia changed me in ways I only dreamt of. This was only the beginning, now the fun of #life begins.

A #summer #sunset at Seven Mile Beach. Here’s where I first touched a surfboard, fell numerous times headfirst into the ocean, and had a wave smack a board right into my jaw leaving it immovable for a few hours. Despite waking up at 6 am to get our “wetties” on, I loved our bug-infested, primitive cabin with no electricity and the rats that infested our grounds after midnight. Great times. Happy days. #australia #studyabroad

A #summer #sunset at Seven Mile Beach. Here’s where I first touched a surfboard, fell numerous times headfirst into the ocean, and had a wave smack a board right into my jaw leaving it immovable for a few hours. Despite waking up at 6 am to get our “wetties” on, I loved our bug-infested, primitive cabin with no electricity and the rats that infested our grounds after midnight. Great times. Happy days. #australia #studyabroad

Most likely the best picture I’ll get of @johnmayer. Craziest day of my life this one: met john on the street in Sydney, acquired a “selfie,” told myself I couldn’t go to his concert later because I had a presentation for my last class in Sydney (class was 6-8:30, concert was at 7), gave the fastest presentation of my life, ran out the door, caught a cab , $55 later I get to Allphones Arena, buy a $135 ticket, and make it in time to hear John playing Queen of California still. Enjoyed the emotion of his music alone on one of my last nights in #Australia. Worth every penny.

Most likely the best picture I’ll get of @johnmayer. Craziest day of my life this one: met john on the street in Sydney, acquired a “selfie,” told myself I couldn’t go to his concert later because I had a presentation for my last class in Sydney (class was 6-8:30, concert was at 7), gave the fastest presentation of my life, ran out the door, caught a cab , $55 later I get to Allphones Arena, buy a $135 ticket, and make it in time to hear John playing Queen of California still. Enjoyed the emotion of his music alone on one of my last nights in #Australia. Worth every penny.

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I literally crawled my way to the edge of the #cliff. There were actual fears of death when this picture was taken. But to be able to view the power of the #PacificOcean from that spot…unbeatable. Sitting there alone was a #thrill in itself. #WatsonsBay #Australia

I literally crawled my way to the edge of the #cliff. There were actual fears of death when this picture was taken. But to be able to view the power of the #PacificOcean from that spot…unbeatable. Sitting there alone was a #thrill in itself. #WatsonsBay #Australia

Undoubtedly one of the shortest moments of my life filled with so much overwhelming beauty I’m surprised my fumbling hands got a decent picture. #australia #studyabroad #greatoceanroad #helicopter #aerial

Undoubtedly one of the shortest moments of my life filled with so much overwhelming beauty I’m surprised my fumbling hands got a decent picture. #australia #studyabroad #greatoceanroad #helicopter #aerial

Life Back Home

I’ve been back in the routine of the States and of New Jersey for a couple of weeks now and I wish for many different things.

Life Back Home

I’ve been back in the routine of the States and of New Jersey for a couple of weeks now and I wish for many different things.

jhnmyr:



What shocked me at first about this magnificent cover was not its simplicity or the impact of this coming from a place of knowing, but rather the physical cover of the “X” and the “O.” 
Stitched. Imperfect. Capable of human error. Each segment of the letters a different color. Each love in your life different from the others and each one forming on your heart in a different way. The patchwork of this cover shows how our love and hearts are fragile yet beautiful. 
Good choice.

jhnmyr:

What shocked me at first about this magnificent cover was not its simplicity or the impact of this coming from a place of knowing, but rather the physical cover of the “X” and the “O.” 

Stitched. Imperfect. Capable of human error. Each segment of the letters a different color. Each love in your life different from the others and each one forming on your heart in a different way. The patchwork of this cover shows how our love and hearts are fragile yet beautiful. 

Good choice.