I’m 32 years old, and it took me a long time realize that I always carried home inside of me. I tried to create homes in others, only to find myself dismantling it-brick by brick-to move on for my own safety. Why did I move from the homes I settled in? I realized, perhaps not … More It took me a long time…
Age when married: 23 Age when divorced: 31 We first met at a meeting. I noticed his hair and his big head mostly because it was blocking my view of the flipboard. I didn’t say anything to him at the meeting, but he briefly made some rude comments to a flyer I made for a … More So what happened?
I thought I should explain the meaning behind my name-”LaMarichola” which I use across my social media profiles. A long time ago-10 years ago to be exact-my first job out of college was as a youth organizer working to support the organizing efforts of street vendors in East Harlem. The organization began through the leadership … More Where LaMarichola came from..
I’ve returned to my childhood home in the Bronx. It’s not a home, its an apartment I share with my sister, her child and my parents. I live in what was meant to be a living room, but was always my grandfather’s room. I share the space with my cat, who happily reminds me that … More Mi casa en el Bronx
I thought it was time to revive this blog. Much has happened since 2010. I graduated from grad school. I got a job as a contractor. I bought a home. Got a job in NYC. Purchased several cars. Grew a garden. In effect, I accomplished a lot of things I set out to do with … More Reviving this blog!
A year after writing a post about wanting a room of my own…its finally happening. Im moving out. To ann arbor of all places because destiny decided to put me there. In the craziness of the last two weeks in NYC, I’ve decided to return to this blog that began documenting to awkwardness of being … More Leaving Home
Today I was present at home. What that means practically is that my computer is off and I am focused on the now. I’ve decided that I would dedicate my time to being completly present. I read a piece about honoring work hours and not going above the 8 hours of work everday. Today was … More Pulling