Ricardo Henriquez's latest update for The Catcher’s Trap

Jun 9, 2016

Hello Friends

Until today I divided my life into 3 chapters:

The days of love and pain:

My childhood is filled with sweet memories of a big and loving family, but also terrifying episodes of bullying. I grew up knowing I was different, and other children noticed it and tortured me because of it.

The days of daze and confusion: 

In the 90’s I found my tribe and with them came excesses and poor decisions. Those were days of amazing successes and epic failures. Those were the days when I met the first guy I ever loved and the days when I lost him too.

The days of death and rebirth: 

In 2001 I came to the U.S. with one suitcase, broken English and delusional dreams. In the next fifteen years, the party boy in me died; killed by poverty and maturity. 

While I started re-imagining myself, I also met the most amazing man, and I convinced him to marry me.

Today a new chapter starts: 

The days of creating and sharing:

This morning Too Many Controllers hit its Quill funding goal, which means that, independent of the results of the Nerdist contest, the anthology I’m part of will be published.

I have a book coming out his year and one in 2017.

When something as unexpected and special like this happens you need to take a moment to thank for the life you have and for those who make it possible. 

So thank you to all of you for launching a new and exciting chapter in my life. 

Have a fantastic day!