Today’s wonderful Wednesday is made up of my mom, my sister, and I going to an awesome Zumba class today! My mom made my sister and I go to a Zumba class with her after I got off work, I really didn’t want to go since I was tired from work but she had been bugging me for a few days about going with her so I finally gave in. I’m really glad she dragged me into going and also that she’s having fun while she goes on her own. The instructor played a lot of Spanish songs and only two songs in English but that’s fine with me since I can understand both languages. Salsa and hip-hop were the main genres for today’s class but my mom said that yesterday they had a lot more salsa and cumbia songs playing which she liked better, but since I like hip-hop this was the perfect class for me. Not only did I get a great work out in but it also completely changed my mood into a happy one. I’m thinking I’m going to try to go at least three times a week so I can go and work out because I gained a lot of weight recently and really need to lose the weight. Knowing me though it probably won’t happen, but I’m going to try to be disciplined this year or at least start to learn the ways of organization and prioritizing.
As part of my resolution to live a healthy lifestyle this year I’ve made the decision to spend less time on the computer and more time reading. This will definitely be hard to follow through with specially considering that I haven’t done any real reading or writing since I graduated high school way back in the day.
So I’ve made a plan to make sure I follow through with this part of my resolution. The main thing I have a problem with is the fact that I don’t follow through with my commitments to myself. I always say what my plans are for myself but somehow, someway something always happens and I end up not doing what I intended to do. Of course I understand that a lot of the reason why I’m not doing things is because of my own demons and not that something always comes up, making those excuses is my way of coping with letting myself down. However new year, new me right? So my plan is to read one book month on whatever subject comes up. My main goal is to read one book a week but realistically it won’t happen that way, so one book a month it is. As part of this I have gone back and once again started the Goodreads challenge. I signed up last year and completely failed so I hope this years goes by a lot better. I have also signed up for the Our Shared Shelf initiative created by Emma Watson as part of her work with UN Women. This book club will also be reading a book a month but it will be focused on books regarding feminism, which to be honest I think I need to learn a lot about feminism. So hopefully this will mean at least two books a month.
I’m thinking I may write some book reviews on all the books that I will read. My question is do I include all the books that I don’t finish? I have a pretty short attention span so it makes it quite difficult for me to read all the books. I don’t like to write negative reviews but if I’m going to start doing this I may as well include all the good, the bad, and the ugly right? I don’t know if I’ll even do book reviews, but I’ll think about it over the weekend and we’ll go from there.
I just wrote a post about making writing a habit and here I am once again late, but better late than never right?
Yesterday nothing really exciting happened it was just a regular day. I didn’t see anything that made my day nor made me smile for no reason at all. I did however have great and enjoyable day just resting and being 100% comfortable with the decisions I’ve made thus far. They aren’t decisions that I would make again if given the chance, but given the circumstances my life isn’t as bad as I originally thought. That in itself was a great reason to be alive and bustling around with my family. Also I’ve decided that instead of getting a gym membership I’m going to go to some group classes. I’m hoping that this way I can get motivated to work out and live a healthy lifestyle and also make some friends and acquaintances along the way. What better way to start off the new year than by finally doing something to help myself a little bit.
My original plan was to write a weekly section on here called Wonderful Wednesday where I would find something that made me happy or smile on Wednesday but that hasn’t gone as planned. I also wanted to start a blog to get myself into reading and writing and growing as a person, alas I’ve not been able to follow through on any of those goals thus far. The main reason I started this blog was to be able to get a feel for maybe being able to do some travel blogging; as I’ve learned no travel=no travel blogging. I also realized that keeping up with a blog is a lot of work and I generally don’t have the drive to continue on with something unless I’m getting paid. So this 2016 my resolution is to once again go ahead and do something that is outside my comfort zone and to experience life to the fullest. I’m going to try my best to finally go through with my resolution this year so hopefully this will be an interesting ride. I will try to keep this blog updated as much as possible with new experiences even if it’s not related to travel. I can always use this as a way to not think too much.
So as a goodbye to 2015 I want to make a small list of all the accomplishments and the things that made me grateful this past year.
- My parents finally got their residency after 18 years of having their paperwork in the system!! This is definitely that thing I’m most thankful for this year. Not only because it made my mom happy but also because now I know that if I ever want to move out they’ll be ok. They won’t need me to be around 24/7 and it gives me great peace of mind that my parents can finally drive around town and not be worried about cops or anything of the sort. Also the fact that my mom was able to see my grandma for the first time in 18 years is also worth celebrating. I don’t know how she spent so many years without seeing her but I’m glad she was finally able to do it.
- I got my very first car! Although it’s not anything fancy and I’m making payments that fact that I was able to get it makes me happy. I no longer have to make plans with my friend based on her driving range but I can now go anywhere she is comfortable going to in my own car and experience a lot more things in the process.
- That being said I’m also very happy to say that I’ve helped my dad drive out of state for the first time. Granted we’ve only gone out of the state a few times but still. I helped him drive to Texas and back home when my mom went to Mexico for the second time this year. Being able to drive even if only for a little while was an amazing feeling. Although I would have preferred to take a nap it was still very fun to see a bit of the land on the way there and back.
- Finally, I’m very happy that I was able to travel even if only for the day. I went to Texas once this year, twice to Juarez, Mexico, and finally we drove down to Mexico for one day to return the cars pass. We were only able to eat dinner and go to a small corner store before we were on our way but it was still super refreshing to see how everything completely changes just by crossing one border.
Let’s make this upcoming year one filled with a lot of happiness and adventures!