Friday, November 21, 2014

I Love My Kiddy..



1998 - 11/20/2014

My heart aches today from a broken heart and will probably continue to ache for quite some time.. Last night I had lost the love of my life, my cat- Kiddy. Words cannot describe the emotions and pain I feel..

I wish I was there when it happened so I could have been the last person she would have seen...


Monday, November 17, 2014

My Birthday !


Just like many of my posts, this one is a bit overdue... So my birthday was a little over a week ago.. it came and went. I always told myself it was just another day, but what the hell.. it was my birthday! It was a good and productive day. Had brunch with two of my dearest friends, had a fantastic afternoon nap (haha), and went to a very romantical (not a word) dinner with MVamos. Do I feel older? I always feel older. Do I look older? Probably not.. haha. It was a good year as far as my personal goals. I finished my degree before I'm 30 (I've mentioned this before) and I've FINALLY traveled internationally as a friggin' adult!

On a random side note.. When you've felt like you've hit rock bottom, the best way to approach this is to be optimistic by setting small realistic goals because at some point you can only go up from there. Even if it takes a few tries and there's nothing wrong with that. Some progress is always good progress.

18 + 11 x 25 x 4 / 100 + 6 x 15 / 5 - 95 + 19 = My Age.

Cheers!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Let's Talk Espana!


Ok.. let's talk Spain. I know I'm about three weeks late, but better late than never... right? Right. I'm going to keep this short and simple so I won't bore you. Spain was beautiful.. it was old and romantic. Sightseeing is what you do there! The buildings are so beautiful because they carry artistic historic content. For example.. you have the Almunda Cathedral in Madrid. This was designed by Francisco de Cubas (an architect/politician) but construction was stopped during the Spanish Civil War. Then it continued in 1950 and the design was altered by Fernando Chueca Goitia who added a baroque (dramatic) approach. I know.. I promised not to bore ya.. sorry.

Anywho.. Madrid was my favorite out of the three cities we visited. Madrid was beautiful and there were lots of things to see and do. What I enjoyed most was walking through the narrow streets between the old buildings and most importantly.. the food. Cafe con leche, Iberico Jamon, churros and chocolate.. mmmmm! And.. did I mention Iberico Jamon?? It was just wonderful! Party in my belly!

Barcelona was nice, but not as lovely as Madrid. Also.. I think because it was by the coast.. it was quite a stinky city.. sewage kind of smell goin' on. It was definitely crowded.. but Barcelona offered me works of Antoni Gaudi! I'm not a huge fan of neo-gothic art.. but I do appreciate it especially Sagrada Familia.. that was amazing and massive. Barcelona was definitely more touristy.

Ibiza. The party city of the world. Good thing the season was over since we aren't the type to 'rage'.. but it was definitely the best place to go before we headed home because we had time to relax. There's really nothing else you can do there during the off season. Anyway.... here are some pictures! 

Streets of Madrid

Cafe Con Leche

Churros and Chocolate

Cathedral de Barcelona

Gothic Quarters of Barcelona

Beautiful old building in Ibiza

MVamos saying 'oh hey" in Ibiza


Cheers!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

We're Back from Espana!


So we are back from Spain! Yesterday was a long day of travel. From Ibiza to Barcelona, from Barcelona to London, from London to Los Angeles, and finally a last drive from Los Angeles to home (San Diego). 

Spain was fantastic! Amazing! But I am glad to be home. I originally thought seven days was going to be too short for the three cities we've traveled, but it came to be the perfect amount- it actually felt much longer. We saw beautiful history from Madrid and Barcelona, ate delicious foods, and walked a lot of miles. I wouldn't call this a life changing experience because it's not, but it definitely fills my heart with joy. I am grateful for my parents, my uncle and aunt, my friends, and MVamos for their emotional support for my travels!  

I'll post photos later when I find my camera/usb cable... lol.

Cheers!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ready for Espana!


So tomorrow's the day that MVamos and I set out for Espana! I'm pretty excited. My original graduation present to myself was going to be a trip to South America Peru, Cusco, Machu Picchu.. and I've had my heart set on that trip quite some time, but under certain circumstances it became way too expensive.. I shouldn't have waited to buy the tickets, but it's not going anywhere.. so perhaps next year. Anywho.. we found a great deal for Spain. We'll be heading to Madrid, Barcelona, and Ibiza.

My heart has been wanting to travel for a VERY long time and there have been times where I've felt extremely depressed about not having the opportunities to take off because of funds, even though my parents have offered before- it wouldn't be right and it's more rewarding to me that I'm able to do this myself. My traveling plans were going to be with or without a traveling partner. I don't care- I just need to go, but I am thankful to share this journey with MVamos.

I've packed extremely light and I'm ready to see beautiful things, east amazing foods, and spending time with my sweets. I don't care to pack my itinerary, I don't care for the fancy booshie stuff, I don't care to dress up and show off. I am there to learn about the culture, take it all in, and just enjoy and appreciate the other wonders. I f****n deserve this.

Cheers!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Yay!


This blog post is long overdue. I finished my Bachelors in Business/Management in Organizational Leadership in August 2014 and I can't even explain the relief I feel. This degree has been a decade in the making.. literally. Although this was not the original institution that I wanted to attend (all my fault), I'm not complaining.

In 2012, I felt like I've hit rock bottom.. I was miserable in almost every aspect of my life. I was in a long relationship that didn't work out; I was in a dead end job in a very hostile environment; my family life/relationship was non existent; and I was very unhappy with myself. 

I did some research at the beginning of 2012 on which school that I could possibly attend.. but was never 100% committed until in August 2012 when I came home irate and just fed up.. I said out loud to a friend "I am going to quit this #$&@! job on this day!" and pointed at the calendar.. and fortunately I followed through. My dead end job had been my wake up call that I needed to go back to school for not only my parents, but for me. This was definitely a huge step.. maybe not for most, but for me it was monumental. 

2012 treated me terribly. By the end of the year, I've made decisions where I knew that 2013 was going to be a better year because where else could you go when you feel like you've hit rock bottom? Only up. 2013 started with a few bumps along this journey, but in the end... the decisions that I've made that year were all good decisions. I've made myself a priority and that my happiness needs to come first. I couldn't be more happier. I'm in an amazing relationship; I was able to improve my family relationship with my parents; I finally completed school (before I'm 30! lol); and most importantly I was able to put myself first without having to compromise my other relationships (family, friends, etc). Best decision I've made by far.

Cheers!