I haven’t been using the site at all due to getting used to my new work schedule but I’m finally back! I haven’t done anything exciting in the last few months other than to work, eat, and sleep. Hopefully now that I’m getting used to the schedule I will be able to go out. Actually starting later this year I will be working Monday through Thursday only so I hope I’ll be able to travel a little bit on the weekends. Once I start doing that I think I will have a lot more to post on here, specially since I don’t have anything to talk about right now. I will keep everyone updated as time goes on and plans come into fruition.
Today was a fun day all around and to celebrate that here is a list of my top 5 K-pop songs ever.
- Big Bang-Crazy Dog
- 2NE1-Pretty Boy
- Brave Girls-Easily
As you can see from this list I have very particular tastes when it comes to music and I tend to by YG biased.
Anyways today was a fun day at work and at home as well. The day seemed to fly at work and that makes me very happy because it means that I’m doing something that either interests me a little bit or challenges me to work hard and not focus on time. It also helps me to focus on the task at hand and not worry about problems that I may be facing elsewhere so here’s to a wonderful day at work and hopefully it’ll stay like this for a while!
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!
So today I was driving home from work and was in a pretty bad mood due to being stressed from work, although that’s probably my fault for letting everything get to me. But, this post isn’t about that, instead it’s about something that made me smile while I was on my way home. As I was driving home I turned to my left and I noticed the car next to me was having a blast listening to their music and for some odd reason that made me smile and made the rest of my drive so much more comfortable for me. Seeing the woman jam and completely love the song and lose herself in it made me want to be happier about my day and to not stress out over all the little details that happen not only at work but also in life in general. Next time I’m feeling down I’m going to listen to my favorite song in the car and completely and fully enjoy the moment.
MY BUCKET LIST
- Become an international student in South Korea.
- Learn to cook.
- Learn to control my finances.
- Travel to all the places I have dreamt of.
- New Zealand
- Become my own boss.
- Enjoy being loved.
- Become a role model for someone.
- Learn to snorkel.
- Learn to snowboard.
- Help my family follow their dreams.
I’ve been thinking about making my own bucket list for quite a while but due to the fact that I don’t usually follow through on most of my goals I’ve debated actually writing it down for as long as I’ve thought about making it. For some reason today it hit me that even if I don’t actually complete everything on my list I should still write it down as a way to have goals in my life. I know that writing down a bucket list won’t actually make me want to follow through with all the hard work that comes along with making those trips and wishes come true, but maybe it’ll become a good stepping stone towards me becoming more aware with what I can actually accomplish. The main reason I want to write this down though is so that I can start getting through my own issues of insecurity, I know that my insecurities are the main reason why I don’t do what I want. I always think that I’ll fail and I don’t want to live this way anymore, I mean who wants to live all their life with so many dreams and being to scared to even begin to chase them?
In all honesty, how can I look my sister or my mom in their eyes and tell them to be confident and that they should follow all their dreams when I sit in my room scared to even try? But that’s honestly what I do, I listen to their dreams and wishes and encourage them to follow them but whenever I think of a dream I think of all the reasons why I shouldn’t do it before thinking of why I should do it. Isn’t that something? Instead of encouraging myself to be better I bring myself down. I anticipate the failure of all my dreams without even giving them a chance to grow. Part of the reason why I anticipate the failure is also because I’m too lazy to do the research and work needed to accomplish something so instead of imagining the best outcome I imagine the worst to make myself feel better about not trying. It’s so much easier to just know you’re going to fail and not try instead of trying and having more obstacles come my way. Maybe being a homebody is not the greatest way to live this life, it’s nice to be able to be alone but it also saddens me to know that I’m missing so many opportunities just because I’m so afraid to go out and try.
I never learned how to express myself in public or alone, so all my feelings are always internalized and only show up once in a while when the smallest thing sets off ginormous emotions that come out of nowhere. Sometimes I’ll be watching TV and will just feel like crying out of the blue, that moment when I cry I feel so pitiful for not trying and for giving up without even trying, so this bucket list will be my first step to not pity myself or my decisions anymore.
So for some reason I’ve been really unhappy with a lot of things in my life lately and have decided that in order to cheer myself up I will start a wonderful Wednesday as a weekly corner. This corner will include anything that makes me smile on Wednesdays from something as small as a good picture that I take to hearing a nice joke from someone and anything in between. Exciting right?
So for my first ever Wonderful Wednesday it is actually a video that’s going pretty viral with the fans of One Direction which is the Carpool Karaoke segment they did at the “Late Late Show With James Corden”. I really enjoyed watching this video because although I don’t know much about One Direction other than that they had five members at first and one of them left and now they have four, but seeing and hearing them sing their hearts out really made me smile. I have two favorite parts in the video which are when the boys are surprised when James hits the high note at minute 5:29 and also when they are learning the dance that James choreographed for their song “No Control” at minute 6:37, also as an extra tidbit hearing how well they can sing specially when Harry hits his notes is also very entertaining. I think I may give a listen to their newest album, I know that they have had other albums in the past but hearing their songs in chronological order on the show has shown me that their latest album will be something that I will like. The small part that they sung for the songs “No Control” and “Perfect” sound like something I would really enjoy. So without further ado here is the video that made me smile this morning. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
So this is a throwback Thursday kind of post, I’ve had this in my drafts for about three months and never did anything with it, mostly because I didn’t have a computer to use but now that I have one I will be blogging more often. At least I hope I will….you never know with me, one day I say one thing and the next day the tune changes completely.
For now at least I’ll be working on this blog. Let’ see where it takes me down the road.
So for this past new year my parents, my younger sister, and I decided that we wanted to see the snow for new years so our plan was to go to Flagstaff. That didn’t work out however due to weather conditions. While driving to Flagstaff it was reported that no one was allowed in or out of Flagstaff due to a snow storm that had been pretty serious the last couple of days. We were already more than halfway to Flagstaff when we heard that and decided that we didn’t want to go back so we went to the nearest place which at the time was Payson, it was so beautiful!!
One of the many pictures I took while driving through Payson. I’m pretty sure this is when we were driving around trying to find a place to stop and play in the snow.
After driving around for a little bit we on the second day we were there we found this great lake that had an amazing view.
It didn’t hurt that the lake had a whole bunch of ducks and geese swimming so close to the edge to make this an unforgettable experience.
As you can tell from all these pictures I really like the snow.
This is what we woke up to right outside our hotel window.
I really like to leave snow tracks everywhere there is snow.
I really liked this tree!
Driving out of town with less snow in sight.