A road map of how to get to more of my stories

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Writing is a road trip. Here is mine, so far.

I’m so happy you stopped by. Click on the categories below for a map of all of my articles so far. Happy reading!

Education, Culture & Mental Health

Writing, Creativity & Productivity

Life Lessons, Personal Development & Relationships

Nature, Spirit & Travel

My Publication

I am also the owner of the publication Mind in the Gap. A space for stories that…


A storyteller who is a story in production

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“All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I’ve been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don’t mean anything
When you’ve got no one to tell them to
It’s true, I was made for you”


Stop lying to yourself and just get real.

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I have always been that person. The one that hates the “I’m busy” excuse. The one who feels entitled to a better justification, or to some basic human respect. A response. A consideration at least…

I am still that person, but I am also more comprehensive of the “busy bees”…


Isn’t there?

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While I get the whole Halloween business, October gives me more than just eery vibes.

For starters — and in no way bias — I was born in October, and although I have my witchy moments, I am not freaked out by my existence as a whole.

In fact, October…


It’s an epidemic.

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There are 4.4K stories on Medium under the tag “Imposter Syndrome”.

Is it just me, or is that a lot of fraudulent behavior?

Clearly, this phenomenon is trending. But the real question that I keep asking myself is, is it still a syndrome if we’re all imposters?

If so many…


Part 4: Reentry

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We talk about enlightenment like we are narrating the end of a Disney movie.

“And they lived happily ever after.”

It’s bittersweet when a story ends where we know it has really just begun again.

When we make space for change and do the difficult work, we are rewarded with…


Part 3: Space

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To find space is to surrender space.

Like most things, it’s cyclical, which means it’s infinite. Or finite. Whichever version brings you more comfort.

If I am seated in a chair and leave, that space becomes available for someone else. Or it simply becomes free, unoccupied, or otherwise not engaged.

Maria Garcia

Connecting through storytelling, creativity, and education. Get in touch with me! https://linktr.ee/maria.garcia

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