An Awaited Birthday

It’s exactly 11:30pm when I glance at the top of my phone where it indicates the current time. Only thirty more minutes.

The time has finally come. I’ve been waiting for this moment since I was four and my family has been anticipating it with equal excitement since I was born. It’s a lot to take in.

Turning fifteen won’t be an easy thing. Why you ask? Because it changes everything. Continue reading “An Awaited Birthday”

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I am my hands

I am my hands. As I gaze upon these two vital parts of my body whose importance and valuable assistance in my daily life I often give for granted, I contemplate the overwhelming and numerous thoughts that seem to emerge as I keep looking at them.

I can almost tell my whole life’s story just by looking at them. Starting from my long and hairy-knuckled (which I’m honestly not very proud of) fingers; one of them in which lies the precious gold and black ring that my mother bestowed onto me about a year ago. Continue reading “I am my hands”

Music Turned Into Writing: I don’t want to be you anymore

I’ve always wanted to be the star of the show. It might sound narcissistic but, honestly, being the main focus of everything always felt really good and right—like it was meant to be for me. Growing up I had everything to make it possible for me to stand out: the personality, the charisma, what my teachers called the ‘spark’, the talents, the easygoing nature, etc. So, it was never hard for me to fit in anywhere and always have massive crowds of people after or with me at all times. Continue reading “Music Turned Into Writing: I don’t want to be you anymore”

Tiny

Can you see me? Are you even aware I’m here? Because it feels like you aren’t.

Do you even know my name, my passions, my story? So why judge me already?

I feel tiny under your strict gaze, which from time to time shifts to a softer one, but then it all just goes back to how it was before.

It’s sad feeling tiny and useless.

It’s sad feeling like this all the time. Continue reading “Tiny”

The sea

When I think about how my life used to be when I was a child, the first thing that comes to mind is that sacred place in which I spent most of my earliest days alive: the sea. The thrilling and yet peace-inducing waves that would carry my body from side to side seem to be one of the sea’s features that I reminisce whenever I’m near said place. Continue reading “The sea”

A Series Of Fortunate Vignettes

Vignette: a small impressionistic scene, an illustration, a descriptive passage, a short essay, a fiction or nonfiction work focusing on one particular moment; or giving an impression about an idea, character, setting, mood, aspect, or object.

Being fourteen is more than just going through one more of the “angsty and rebellious” years of your life. Being fourteen means Continue reading “A Series Of Fortunate Vignettes”

31 Day Blog Challenge–Days 10-12

Day 10: Most proud moment

My most proud moment would be the day in which I received my first Honor Roll.

It had only been a month since I had just arrived to the United States from Cuba, and I remember my non-English-speaker self sitting in homeroom when some kids walked into the room and started handing out some papers: the invitations to the Honor Roll Ceremony. The moment the kids walked in, Continue reading “31 Day Blog Challenge–Days 10-12”

31 Day Blog Challenge–Days 4-9

These past days I was supposed to write every day for my blog challenge, but I didn’t want to post something every day with just one or two sentences, so I’ve decided that I will do these challenges in clusters of days, depending on how much is asked of me to be shared.

 

Day 4: My guilty pleasure Continue reading “31 Day Blog Challenge–Days 4-9”

31 Day Blog Challenge—Day 3

For today, I was supposed to talk about the meaning behind my blog’s name, but although I thought about writing it, I hesitated given I would most likely end up with several pages consisting of the reasons why I named it Modern Day Lilith. So, I decided to wait until later on in my blogger life to explain the reason why I chose the intriguing and possibly controversial alias.

Given the circumstances stated, I’m going to talk about my earliest childhood memory instead. Continue reading “31 Day Blog Challenge—Day 3”

31 Day Blog Challenge — Days 1&2

I should’ve started this challenge on October 1st but I had completely forgotten that I wanted to do this. Steffiandhercoffee was the one that inspired me to do this. For today, I won’t be doing the introduction because technically that’s already in my About Me page, so I’ll do 20 facts about myself. Here goes nothing! Continue reading “31 Day Blog Challenge — Days 1&2”