May 1, 2017 Alicia Castro

  Most individuals are married, have children, and moved up in their career ladder at age 27.  I was single, living with my parents, commuting 2.5 hours to work full-time entry level job.  I was working out between 2-3 hours per day.  It was impossible for me to go out on a date with a guy.  At least that’s what I thought.  So I joined OkCupid, an online dating website.  I didn’t expect much for an online dating site.  Let’s just say things started to get interesting.  In fact, more than what I would ask for.  The first few weeks, I refused…

March 16, 2017 Alicia Castro 2Comment

Relationships are complicated.  Sometimes they break like a glass.  When a glass breaks, it will never be the same.  It’s better to leave it broken.  Let it be a learning experience. We were together for 4 years.  As the years passed, our relationship turned into a friend zone.  I got dumped at age 27.  He was my first boyfriend.  A few months later, he was in a relationship with a different person. It is possible that he cheated and I didn’t care.  I’m happy for him because I never loved him.  I thought I did but I was wrong. I was…

March 8, 2017 Alicia Castro

Watching baseball game NASA Holiday Party 2016   I received an e-mail to write a post about what’s it like to live with someone with hard of hearing.  Carlos Perla, my boyfriend volunteered to write this post. What is it like to live with someone with hard of hearing?  Well, it’s exactly the same as living with someone with no hearing problem.  Except with having to speak louder or repeat your sentences over and over.  But more importantly you will learn the deeper meaning of “patience is a virtue.”  Not just for…

June 16, 2015 Alicia Castro

If you’re not honest about who you are then how do you expect others to respect and understand you.  Being honest does not hurt anyone.  Lying and hiding the truth hurts because you chose your path.  We’re not perfect and it’s okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from your mistakes.  Honesty is the best policy and appreciated.  I’m very honest about who I am and embrace my disability.  It’s important to be honest when it comes to dating, relationships, and friendship. So I’ve been on multiple dates and things just got interesting.   Since day one, my boyfriend…

November 22, 2012 Alicia Castro 1Comment

2014: My sincere apologies, I decided to edit the post, delete his name, and photos…we are no longer in a relationship.  I started dating at age 23 in my undergraduate years at the University of California, Riverside. My reason for dating in my early twenties is because I wasn’t ready to commit. Ever since I was little, I promised myself that I will not get a boyfriend until I graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree. Being a college student in my undergraduate years made it difficult to keep my promise. I wondered if a man would treat me and respect the…