Carlos Comes to Texas (again), last days

I think the last 3 days with Carlos were my favorite. Saturday: After breakfast, and then went to the park to play basketball. We played about 4 games of Horse, and after about 5 minutes of playing a real game, we decided we were too out of shape. One can definitely be in shape but…

Carlos comes to Texas (again), Days 4 & 5

Thursday of Carlos’ visit started with me babysitting for a few hours (I had a recurring job that I couldn’t get out of), so my mom offered to take Carlos to eat a BBQ lunch at Rudy’s (thanks Mom!). After I got home in the early afternoon, Carlos and I rested for a bit and…

Carlos Comes to Texas (again), Days 2 & 3

When Carlos came in December, it was literally the coldest week of the year. That being said, we didn’t do much outdoors or anything “Austin-y.” This trip, I was determined to take him to some Austin landmarks, and we started on Tuesday, his second day there. After breakfast at home,  we drove down to the…

Carlos Comes to Texas (again), Day 1

The airline that we use between San Antonio and Monterrey is cheap, but that means it’s almost always delayed. I left for the airport with just enough time, but not much extra, expecting it would be delayed. When Carlos texted me saying his flight was on time as I was driving, I started to panic…

Life Lately

I’m starting a new job on Monday at a non-profit organization in southeast Austin. On paper, this is my dream job. When people have asked me what in the world I can do with an Intercultural Studies degree, emphasis in International Development, it is the job I have attempted to describe. Perhaps my favorite part…

The Unknown and God

There is a lot I don’t know right now (ok, all the time, but especially right now). This period of unknown-ness has been going on for a few months, and it was only a few weeks ago that I finally accepted it and embraced it. That has made all the difference! There are a few…