What This Journey Is Teaching Me About Regret

Lola Rosario
8 min readJun 7, 2021
Image by Hiljon from Pixabay

What about becoming a nurse or a secretary?

My mom’s comment was not an attempt to deflate the balloon of hope I’d been secretly carrying. She didn’t know. No one knew why, as a little girl I’d get so excited whenever we went to Kennedy airport to greet family members arriving from Borikén (colonizer name: Puerto Rico). Younger kids often run to the windows overlooking the jumbo jets…

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