Light’s on. Makeup smudged across my face. The bathroom mirror reflects back the night’s adventure. My mind goes back and forth between a “What the fuck are you doing with your life” and a “We had so much fun,” speech.
What am I doing? I’m getting glitter painted onto my cheeks at 1:00 A.M while chugging margaritas in a can.
Is this the person my future self will thank me for?
I don’t really care too much either way.
It was one night. Of many nights. Where I’ll look up at the stars while holding you and be thankful as fuck to be alive.
Some days I’m excited by it all.
Other days… not so much.
Eyes open. Here we are. Eating less than average Mexican breakfast.
And I’m okay with it. I guess.
About me pages always make my mind go blank, which is ironic because there's really so much to say. I guess what stumps me is where do I start?
Here are the basics: They named me Laura. They, meaning my parents, who were never married but mingled in 1988 in the country of Brazil, where little me was born.
I grew up in New York City among a melting pot of cultures, smells, and hustle.
I've learned to be a go-getter, thinker, intuitive, lover of life, peace maker, and coffee enthusiast - among other things.
I like to write. I've been keeping a journal since my early teenage years. I created Reflect Out Loud to simply share whatever is on my mind in whatever style that comes up for me. I try to let whatever I put out here be free flowing. I simply want to share my thoughts out in the open.
But to simplify this about me: I am a human, having a human experience. I have a story, just like you have a story. And some of that story you'll see here.
Um... I guess that's pretty much all I have for now.
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