Since I was a little girl, when someone told me to right a word to show them that I knew how to write, I wrote “hands”. It was the first thing that came up to my mind because that was, and still is, what I use to write. In this activity we had to write whatever came to our minds with a simple word, such as “hands”. The first thing that came up to my mind were my fingers. I thought that I always like to keep my fingernails polished and that is part of being a woman. We women need to always be pretty and fashion, even to go to the grocery store, because we never know who we may meet there. It could even be our future boss. I also thought about the jewelry because I always need to wear some, even if it is the most insignificant bracelet or ring. Because of the ring I thought of when I get married and have my kids and family. The third word that came to my mind was job, because whatever I do when I grow up needs to be something that I use my hands all the time, it needs to have some handwork. Then I thought that my parents are dentists, that I once wanted to be a surgeon and that I was afraid of pediatricians. From surgeons I remembered that I had appendicitis once and I had to have an operation to take it out (I was in 4th grade) and from pediatricians I remembered the diseases that I fear the most (cancer and VIH) and one that I suffered (dengue). I think this mapping activity helped me organize my thoughts and remember some events such as my disease and my surgery. It made me realize that I have to thank God that my mother was able to take care of me and had what was needed to take me to the hospital and cure myself.