Sunday, October 28, 2012

Writer's Block

The worst medical condition a writer can be diagnosed with... Aaaahhh!  I have it, along with a contagious procrastination infection.  I feel like a bad student :(  I blame facebook and twitter and television, ok not really I just blame myself.  I have a bunch of ideas, I just can't concentrate enough to decide what to write about them.  I just fake shot myself, maybe my brain will sense the threat and start thinking about an academic essay it MUST finish tonight!!!!!  Maybe brain? Please?

In the meantime I'll catch you up on my life: my yearly check-up was all good news, I'm alive and apparently should stay that way for years to come :D and I'm obssesed with Ed Sheeran's song "The A Team" and Macklemore "Thrift Shop" and Carly Rae Jepsen "This Kiss" and One Direction "Live While We're Young" and Ke$ha "Die Young" and Fine Frenzy "Almost Lover" and TAYLOR SWIFT's new album RED and the "Pitch Perfect" (AWESOME movie, worth watching!) soundtrack (I blame Pandora and the radio for the music craziness) and I got to hang out with my camp friends last week and I've been hooked on "Revenge" SO GOOD and I've been plotting some major sabotage (meangirls ;)) not  really sabotage, more like writing post ideas.  Oh yeah and I've been doing homework, like the nerd that I am (when procrastination is nice enough to stay out of my life).  Stay tuned for Camp related greatness mid Novemberish (I am all about precision, can't you tell?)!  Its almost Halloween (hott vampires and legit witches for the win)!

No I am not dressing-up for Halloween, although the final choice is up to Ali (I'm her lifesize Barbie, but Mexican hahahaha).  I LOVED "Halloweentown" from the Disney Channel and "Charmed" was my favorite show for years.  We can't forget about "Harry Potter", "The Vampire Diaries", and even "Twilight" is in my favorite magical selection.  I hope everyone has a safe and happy halloween :)

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I'm super tired, it's midterm week (more like two weeks) and I have nothing to post because I'm still working on it(and its not that interesting that I would share it)... I'll post Sunday! I miss sleep!!! :(

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012


I love writing, it is one of the main reasons that this blog is even up. I was told all my life that my writing was fun/easy to read and due to those people this blog was created. I know many people do not like to read, but if you are in fact reading this right now I thank you!

So I figured today I could go off on a rant of why I love writing so much...You see writing is words put together to try to express something and it is all around us!!!  Music lyrics, artists had to write those lyrics that get stuck in your head or identify how you are feeling. All television shows, movies, etc. have a script the actors follow, the dialogue, the actions, everything and anything is first developed into writing on the script for it to be performed. The plot twists and turns, all of the storyline is written before it is ever acted. Broadway musicals, interviews, even when you tweet or update your status you are writing. Newspapers, magazines, the cards Hallmark makes, and obviously books, writing is the essence of all of those!

Besides writing being everywhere, it serves a purpose, it get a message across. My favorite parts of writing are sarcasm, satire, creative, and emotion evoking words. I LOVE it when some words or phrases just speak to me, literally I feel as if the words and I have a connection, they are my voice. It's because of said reason that I love quotes and inspiring/motivational phrases, there is just so much to be identified with certain words. There are words to live by, or simple a ray of light on a gloomy day. I love words because they make writing possible, whether it be to rant or make fiction, my heart smiles when I write. To end this rant I leave you with some food for thought... "Writing is a struggle against silence."

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

P.S. I have personally written poems, essays (persuasive, research, etc.), journalism, fiction, diary/autobiographical writing, and obviously this blog. :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I'm tired and have been obssesing over hashtags.  I joined twitter about a month ago (@yoyoyomara) and so I wrote this poem made by only hashtags.  I will post something more substantial Sunday...


Too many hashtags?

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012


So this week I did some pretty good creative writing(although technically you cannot give creative a grade, unless there are requirements that must be made). Nonetheless I didn't feel it was worthy of posting.

Back to the point I was trying to make, I have decided to post today on a Saturday, instead of my usual Sunday because I didn't post Thursday or Friday, so as an apology I would post a day sooner. This all made sense in my head a couple of minutes ago...

The real purpose of this post, hence the title "Pink" is to bring awareness to Breast Cancer month! All of October many stores and companies make the change to sell something pink or donate a percentage of their profits or ask for donations or any combination of those. I have so much respect towards everyone dealing with any kind of cancer or illness, but its so great to see that the survival rate of people with breast cancer has gone up so much. If we all unite for this cause then we can stop this disease from ruining lives!!! I donated five dollars at Ulta and others stores like Old Navy, or food stores are accepting donations as well. I can't say enough to go to the doctor and do all preventative studies that are recommended to you by your doctor. Early detection is your advantage against cancer, use it!!! My mother's half-sister had a malignant tumor several years ago, but with its removal she was fine. Not all cancer stories are this simple, but every fighter/survivor deserves a round of applause. Thank you for reading! :)

To donate:

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Spanish Soap Operas/Novelas

Soap operas, no not like the ones that show up during the middle of the day.  I'm talking about the ones in Spanish that are on from seven to ten at night.  Those are the good soap operas, or as my family calls them telenovelas.  In case you have not noticed I watch a lot of television, I blame this obsession on having a nerdy life and wanting to live vicariously through characters lives much moe interesting than my own.  I have also grown up watching novelas, and now I think of it as a bonding time with my parents, its an unbreakable habit.

The qualities I admire most of novelas is the drama, like I said before I have absolutely no drama in my life, so novelas are my required dose.  On top of all the drama and crazy plots where people are adopted, related, poor, rich, seeking revenge, and any other cliche you can think of there is the excessive drama with which the actors portray their characters.  It's just fun to watch that much emotion being portrayed as well as the crazy plot turns and the cheesiness of everything makes it a guilty pleasure.

I think I enjoy them so much because I know that there was writing and creation behind all of it, Monday to Friday they are there for me as inspiration. My personal favorites are "Teresa" and "Rebelde" because there is so much of what I need to be inspired by. "Teresa" is about a poor girl who uses her intelligence and manipulative ways to get rich, but along the way she must sacrifice love to get ahead in life. "Rebelde" is about a high school band that has TONS of drama and love triangles, sometimes squares. I love television a little too much...oops! Good thing I put school before television, otherwise I would not get anything done! You can find the best novelas on Univision, check your local listings (hahaha I sound so official)!

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Conflicted present for you!

So I am conflicted... You see I really want to post twice a week, and truly it is only beneficial for me to write, but AAAAHHHH I'm so conflicted!!!  Anyways my point for this post is to post a poem I created in my Creative Writing class.  I'm still missing camp so I decided to take it out on paper and write about it (oh wait that's what I always do).  Think of this as a present in that I wasn't technically going to post today!  As for future weeks I promise Sunday and maybe my class assignments if I feel they are worth sharing on Thursday or Friday (that's fair right?)...

Adios readers,
Yomara :)

Inspired by “Dover Beach” Matthew Arnold
Camp Promise
The chairs are parked on the field.
The tide is low, the sun is setting
The last sun rays warm our bodies
Our homes forgotten; the comfort still needed,
Yet as a replacement fun and friendships.
Just seven days, that go by too soon!
No feeling different, or insecure
People are accepting, take me for who I am,
Thank you! you hear my plea
Of desperation which warms my soul, make it smile
Make me happy, writing inspiration unlocked,
Begin to plan writing, but don’t want to leave,
It will hurt to say goodbye, and then
Until next year.
Can I wait that long?
What will fill the time?
My mind will think too much
I can’t stop it; why
I don’t want to,
It gives me something to look forward to.
A Camp of Promise
It promises to be there next summer
To provide sun, wind, pranks, and nostalgia.
I go back there
When I wear my camp t-shirt,
When I close my eyes
The memories must suffice
For the moments I wish I was there.
Next summer
It can’t come soon enough! for me to smile
And absorb the sun with a sense of relief,
I am not alone, there are others,
Like me, with wheels instead of feet,
As a form of mobility.
I am nostalgic,
I need a brain detoxification,
I have a promise.