My lola (grandmother) Nene always told me this when I was a teenager:
“Sammy, when I die and you’re speaking at my funeral, you have to say this in your eulogy: ‘When my lola was still alive, she always told me, Sammy I can never live with you'”
Whether this was said affectionately or not remains a mystery to me.
TRUE OR FALSE. In order to be an expert at something, I need to start developing my skills in something related to that particular field. I need to try it out.
So I just turned 26. A quarter of my life’s gone by. And as I’ve just entered the silent passage of the late twenties that no one really talks about, I wanted to take this time to write down some lessons I’ve learned in the first quarter of my life. So, in no particular order, here are 25 big and small one’s.
How did you spend your Valentine’s day?
I won’t lie to you. It wasn’t always easy being single on Valentine’s day. And like many single people, I still yearn to experience what they dub as ‘romance’ one day.
Which begs this question: In the midst of a culture that praises things such as relationship goals, what’s there for a single person to do during occasions like Valentine’s?
As I stood at the wake, I wondered, from a family breakthrough to a family member’s funeral—who would’ve thought that this would be how our January would turn out?