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It's Not Goodbye, It's I'll See You Later

It's been two days since I graduated and I feel better than last times post.

It could be because I am still in my internship stages. I love interning with Latinitas, very much so. I love the whole communication process even if it is through email or social networks.

As sad as I was about leaving the students that I tutored, I am sure I left them a strong and positive impression of our relationship. Their attempts to read to me and complete their homework show me so much of their potential to learn and grow.

I am proud to say I am now a Wilson alumnae. So so happy that I finished. So glad that it is over too! I survived at coma at age 15 and as much as doctors and nurses told my mom that I will wake only to live to be a vegetable, I am here, now, fully alive. I made a poem about that experience here:



I survived a dark world

Some will say

There were no sounds, just the echo of

The thump, slam, swish of the bed moving around

I say it was not all too bad

It was not how others described it

It was not so

There was light at the end

I remember, like it was yesterday

I wake

I fear

My finger positioned to takeAnything, when suddenly WHAM!

It just so happens that I waken

With a jolt, but

My eyes cautiously open

Everything is like a trace of childhood

There are numerous books on display,

Crayons galore and sweets

by the bedside lamp


I see Mother and brother

They are crying

Where am I?

How did I get here? I ask
They say I survived a coma

Oh me. Oh my.


If it’s true then hope exists

I live, I breathe

And most definitely am alive

My fingers grasp the feel of air

I experience a keen sense of eyesight

Everything is blurred then straight

I made it

I am especially thank you for the continued support of my seven sisters, six brothers and my mother, for believing in me, despite the negativity. I also congratulate two of my younger sisters and one older sister for also graduating high school and college of this year.

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