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I just wanted to also remember this moment.

Thank you! Between moving, looking for jobs, and working on grad school, our first four months have been a little hectic. What am I trying to say with this? We’re still working on thank you cards! But today, celebrating the four month mark of our civil marriage in PR, we thank you from the very bottom of our hearts not only for your support that day but that you’ve always given us. Ali, can I tell you thank you one more time?! Thanks, che!

Today is the four month anniversary of our civil marriage in Humacao. I don’t really have words for how much I love Jesús, and no matter how many I use, I would never be able to express how profoundly grateful I am to merge my life with his. He is selfless, sweet, understanding, hard-working, persevering, enterprising, and smart. Did I mention caring, creative, and incredibly good-looking? ;)

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
This elephant makes me happy. 
This elephant makes me happy. 
This elephant makes me happy. 

This elephant makes me happy. 

Tagged: #elephant

COPLAS DE POR LA MUERTE DE SU PADRE

DON JORGE MANRIQUE 

1477 

I

 Recuerde el alma dormida, 

avive el seso e despierte 
  contemplando 
cómo se passa la vida, 
cómo se viene la muerte 
  tan callando; 
  cuán presto se va el plazer, 
cómo, después de acordado, 
  da dolor; 
cómo, a nuestro parescer, 
cualquiere tiempo passado 
  fue mejor.

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Business cards for the WomanStats Project.
Business cards for the WomanStats Project.

Business cards for the WomanStats Project.

The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Longfellow

Another weekend. Carlitos turned 7 and had a party at a water park next to the beach. San Juan. Those bananas (guineos) come from my in-laws’ property. That’s why they’re still on the branch! I am in awe of how much food just grows here. 

The weekend. A taekwondo belt ceremony in Patillas, seafood with the whole family in somewhere close to Patillas. 

These are the guest book cards that I designed for our reception in Utah. My favorite detail is probably the icon of the Salt Lake Temple. Nona put the book together with envelopes. I am so grateful. I love it! And I love opening the book and reading our loved ones’ well-wishes and advice.

Starlings in Winter - This endless summer

Chunky and noisy,
but with stars in their black feathers,
they spring from the telephone wire
and instantly

they are acrobats
in the freezing wind.
And now, in the theater of air,
they swing over buildings,

dipping and rising;
they float like one stippled star
that opens,
becomes for a moment fragmented,

then closes again;
and you watch
and you try
but you simply can’t imagine

how they do it
with no articulated instruction, no pause,
only the silent confirmation
that they are this notable thing,

this wheel of many parts, that can rise and spin
over and over again,
full of gorgeous life.

Ah, world, what lessons you prepare for us,
even in the leafless winter,
even in the ashy city.
I am thinking now
of grief, and of getting past it;

I feel my boots
trying to leave the ground,
I feel my heart
pumping hard. I want

to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.

From: Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays
Copyright ©: Mary Oliver

In the land of endless summer, I feel no fall.

Today is my first day working with TECODE! In doing research for a business narrative, I was surprised to find out that Puerto Rico ranks 19th among all countries in the Global Entrepreneurship and Development (GEDI) Index! As the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute explains: 

"Enterprise is a crucial engine of economic growth. Without enterprise and entrepreneurs, there would be little innovation, little productivity growth, and few new jobs.
Entrepreneurial success does not take place in a vacuum. Entrepreneurs exist in the context of their particular geography – be that their local, national, or even supranational economy and society.
This mix of attitudes, resources, and infrastructure is known as the entrepreneurship ‘ecosystem’. The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index is an annual index that measures the health of the entrepreneurship ecosystems in each of 120 countries. It then ranks the performance of these against each other. This provides a picture of how each country performs in both the domestic and international context.
The GEDI methodology collects data on the entrepreneurial attitudes, abilities and aspirations of the local population and then weights these against the prevailing social and economic ‘infrastructure’ – this includes aspects such as broadband connectivity and the transport links to external markets. This process creates 15 ‘pillars’ which GEDI uses to measure the health of the regional ecosystem” (source).
Today is my first day working with TECODE! In doing research for a business narrative, I was surprised to find out that Puerto Rico ranks 19th among all countries in the Global Entrepreneurship and Development (GEDI) Index! As the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute explains: 

"Enterprise is a crucial engine of economic growth. Without enterprise and entrepreneurs, there would be little innovation, little productivity growth, and few new jobs.
Entrepreneurial success does not take place in a vacuum. Entrepreneurs exist in the context of their particular geography – be that their local, national, or even supranational economy and society.
This mix of attitudes, resources, and infrastructure is known as the entrepreneurship ‘ecosystem’. The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index is an annual index that measures the health of the entrepreneurship ecosystems in each of 120 countries. It then ranks the performance of these against each other. This provides a picture of how each country performs in both the domestic and international context.
The GEDI methodology collects data on the entrepreneurial attitudes, abilities and aspirations of the local population and then weights these against the prevailing social and economic ‘infrastructure’ – this includes aspects such as broadband connectivity and the transport links to external markets. This process creates 15 ‘pillars’ which GEDI uses to measure the health of the regional ecosystem” (source).

Today is my first day working with TECODE! In doing research for a business narrative, I was surprised to find out that Puerto Rico ranks 19th among all countries in the Global Entrepreneurship and Development (GEDI) Index! As the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute explains: 

"Enterprise is a crucial engine of economic growth. Without enterprise and entrepreneurs, there would be little innovation, little productivity growth, and few new jobs.

Entrepreneurial success does not take place in a vacuum. Entrepreneurs exist in the context of their particular geography – be that their local, national, or even supranational economy and society.

This mix of attitudes, resources, and infrastructure is known as the entrepreneurship ‘ecosystem’. The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index is an annual index that measures the health of the entrepreneurship ecosystems in each of 120 countries. It then ranks the performance of these against each other. This provides a picture of how each country performs in both the domestic and international context.

The GEDI methodology collects data on the entrepreneurial attitudes, abilities and aspirations of the local population and then weights these against the prevailing social and economic ‘infrastructure’ – this includes aspects such as broadband connectivity and the transport links to external markets. This process creates 15 ‘pillars’ which GEDI uses to measure the health of the regional ecosystem” (source).

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