I remember last year when the movie Home came out. I really wanted to see it because it featured a little girl who looks a bit like so many of the little girls I have taught and loved over the years. I was especially excited when it came to theaters in the Dominican Republic, so … Continue reading Representation
Coming back to the DR after time spent in the States is always a tricky and emotional transition for me. Undoubtedly I am excited to be back home with my stuff and my cats and there is nothing like that first breath of Caribbean air. I breathe that stuff deep and I smile as I … Continue reading Here’s the thing about 2015
This post is part of Urban Compass's starter stories project. Urban Compass is all about pairing people with the perfect home - a home that matches their personality and lifestyle. Finding real estate in NYC can be a daunting task, but Urban Compass is committed to helping people find the perfect spot for them to kick … Continue reading Here’s the thing about home
I love get-to-know-you questions. Mostly because I like talking about myself and the best way to politely do that is to ask everyone at the table a question and then give a nice, hearty personal example answer to start things off. My favorite get-to-know-you question is, "If you had fifty words to describe yourself, what … Continue reading Here’s the thing about 24 hours with Suzanne
I just want to stay in one place.Everyone’s talking about traveling and backpacking and places to go and people to see. I’ll tell you what. I’ve traveled. I’ve been and seen and met. I’ve done busses and taxis and airplanes and subways and motorcycles. I’ve done Paraguay and Washington DC and New York City and … Continue reading Here’s the thing about what I don’t want, what I do want, and what I will do
I'm taking a break from my schedule for a while. I've been feeling bogged down by schedules and regulations and appointments and expectations (mostly mine) and even lists. I don't want to write because I have to. I want to write because I have to. You know? There's a time for discipline and routine and sitting in … Continue reading Here’s the thing about what comes next
My birthday week! Hazah! I'm 24 years old now! And I still love the internet. Articles/blog posts: 16 People On Things They Couldn't Believe About America Until They Moved Here at Thought Catalog - First of all, move over BuzzFeed because I have discovered the lists of Thought Catalog. Second of all, this list is … Continue reading Check this out!
Today I pulled out a pair of pants that I hadn't worn since I got back from the States in August. They smell like liquid laundry detergent and dryer sheets and the laundry mat in Indianapolis where they were last washed. They have little drops of white paint splattered on the thighs from one of … Continue reading Here’s the thing about both/ands
This week you may or may not have "celebrated" Columbus Day. This week the Christmas season began in the Dominican Republic. This week the baseball season also begins - Vamos Estrellas! This week we welcomed five new kittens into the world. This week I spent some time on the internet. Articles/blog posts: To Be Inconvenienced … Continue reading Check this out!
Sometime last year I sat down and counted up all the times I had moved since I graduated high school. The grand total was thirteen and since then we can add to that moving from one apartment to another (directly next door - my new bedroom looks right into my old kitchen), moving to Indianapolis for … Continue reading Here’s the thing about home