Now say that ten times, fast!

I’d love to share with you my most profound learnings this year, as is the usual for my yearend essays… But ha! I’d rather piss myself than relive all that. …


I guess this is what you call it.

When I signed my non-affirmation letter with Xavier, I didn’t have a plan in mind — just strength of will. It’s my third and final year as a teacher. Time I see what’s out there for me. Period. I just got lucky…


The past few weeks have had me losing my mind somewhere between what I’m about to share and a whole sea of craziness. Been a little too weary to write anything, but I guess now’s as good a time as any…

So my dog celebrated her half birthday on the…


Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

So Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the US Elections. I don’t think I’ve ever really followed any US election as closely as I did this one. For a while there, I was actually refreshing the news sites every hour in case another state turned blue. …


In my entrepreneurship class, we were told to take on something that excites us, something that would inspire us to keep on devoting ourselves to the work. It would be our baby after all — that cuddly little thing.

Thing is, I thought I’d be going into 2020 with a…


Or not. There’s a part of me that says it’s just a pipe dream. But a part of me still wants it? ‘Yun bang when I’m old and gray, I can tell my grandkids, “there was once a time in my life where grandpa was that level of hot.”

But…


Being forced away from someone you love is a tragedy. Being forced away from someone as you were hoping to fall in love? Now that’s just frustrating. Bad luck, if you’d like to call it. And I had just that.

If you know me, you know I had been on…


Oooh! Stock photo… professional! © Azerbaijan Stockers

So a few days ago, I tried to reassess my goals as a human being living in the year that is 2020. (Ha!) Yes, sir, I kept the “Goals” page on my planner empty for eight months — this from the guy who, at the start of the year, manually…


I didn’t start the year in the best of places. I’ll admit that. I barely made it out of 2018 — heart weary, will exhausted, psyche anxious. I carried all that with me into 2019. And boy, was it a burden. I was barely hanging on up until March.

I…


Originally published Jan 15, 2019. I fleshed this out a little more in the middle of the year. Here’s the final version.

WAIT. Let me rephrase that: I cried tearlessly inside my car, as it was parked in front of a church. (Let’s be precise, there’s a difference.) Of the many strange situations I’ve found myself in this year, this one’s probably the most cinematic:

There we were… One wistful night in…

Luis Marcelo

Luis just wants to write. And rant. And over-share. And get it all out. So he will.

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