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San Antonio, Texas
I am Erica Gonzales, a 24 year old college student attending UTSA, that loves to express myself through writing. Im using this blog as my diary, my escape, and my little paradise. My dream is to become a kinder teacher, just like my mother. I currently have an associate in Arts EC-6th and am a year away from my BA. I'm not afraid of my goals, my dreams, and battling my own deamons. I am thankful for my wonderful family and the friends who believe in me and encourage me to keep sewing.

Monday, October 18, 2010

RIP My Friend Jaime Cruz

A friend that I'v known for many many years recently passed away on the night of Oct 16 2010.  He was on his motorcycle going nearly 100 mph on Grissom rd and was turning onto Misty Way when an Excursion hit him.  He was killed almost instantly.  Paramedics were not able to revive him because of a broken jaw.  I've known Jaime almost my entire life.  I went to elementary, middle, and high school with this kid.  All my memories of him are of him being the class clown and smiling all the time.  He had no beef with anybody ever.  He got along with everyone and was such a funny guy.  I know he is up in heaven watching over his friends and family.  I'm more mad than anything.  Jaime was such a cool guy that didnt deserve to go so soon.  He was only 25 years old, with his whole life ahead of him.  I guess what they say is true, the good ones die young.  I will never forget you Jamie Cruz.  You will forever be in my heart and my prayers go out to your family.  Watch over your brother because i know he's taking it hard. 

RIP my dear friend, Jaime Cruz.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Oh how i hate placement tests.  In order to get into the teacher certification program at UTSA, you must have passed all parts of the placement test.  When I starting community college I had taken the acuplacer.  Passed all BUT math. ARRRRGGG! Math is my worst subject.  Took remedial classes, passed, and completed college algebra. NOW after 5 years or so without math, they expect me to pass it. I've taken the acuplacer 3 times and cant pass this damn test. So, I've gotten a tutor, once again, and am going to try the THEA  this time.  Saturday mourning at 8am determines my future. I so dont want to take another semester off because of a placement test.  So, wish me luck, and pray for me because I will be needing it!
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lolo && I

My cousin Lauren and I are 15 days apart.  Ever since we were really little, we have always been close.  The past couple years I  havent spent as much time with her as I would have wanted, but we are both busy in our own little worlds dealing with school, our family, and boyfriends.  However, the past couple days she was off of work, so was I, and we were able to hang out together like old times.  But in a way it wasnt like old times.  She just finished school and is a RN. She just moved into a new and beautiful apartment. I couldnt be more proud of her.  She is like another sister to me and seeing her do so good just makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Spending two full days of shopping with her was a blast.  My cousin always makes me laugh.  We even purchased matching comforters like when we were little.  We ALWAYS had the same of everything.  I truly enjoied myself and plan not to wait too long for our next shopping date.
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