I've always loved to read. In fact, when I was a child, I remember spending my summers absorbed in a book. I remember my friends being out playing while I was happily living through the characters of the books I was reading. I was reading from historical novels, love stories, thrillers, adventure books - you name it. Over the years, this activity remained one of my favorites and I'm still just as happy spending my time with a good book. I often see people asking online for book recommendations and I thought of sharing some of my recent reads here, as well as some of the classics that stayed with me throughout the years. No matter the genre you like, there's something on this list for you.
Another birthday is fast-approaching and with each passing year, I understand more and more the things that truly matter in my life. The last two years I finally figured out that happiness and freedom to do what I want are what matter the most to me. Not a career or a job and not the material things. Happiness to me means both me and hubby being healthy, knowing that the people I care about are well, travelling and doing work that fulfills me.
I have been paying more and more attention to how I feel "on the inside" and ever since I've been working on changing my inner and outer world. Here's some of the things I've changed/implemented:
Hello, hello - it's the most awaited day of the week again - TGIF! I don't have to say that I'm so very happy it's Friday, right? We know that's always the case. I hope your working week went well and I hope you have an exciting weekend ahead.
Today I decided to share another "playlist" that I love to listen to while working. I basically grew up with this artist's music. My brother was obsessed with it and had it playing for days, and you know what usually happens when you're around something too much - you begin to love it. Years later and I'm listening to his songs and albums still, while remembering "the old days".
If you watched "The Bourne Identity" and "Jason Bourne" with Matt Damon, then you've definitely heard at least one of his songs.
Moby is more popular overseas I think, but he deserves to be known and listened to everywhere. I love how easy he mixes different genres, creating soothing or "soul-tearing" music. Give it a listen below and let me know what you think.
It's finally Friday and it's time to leave behind work and the stress that comes with it. For today I decided to bring you some music for relaxation.
I don't know about you but I love listening to music from the "old days" and it seems I'm not the only one since there are plenty of playlists on YouTube with older songs (thanks to whoever is putting those together - you're making my life easier).
The other day hubby reminded me of Savage Garden and of course I had to listen to them. I remember listening to them back when I was in school and I used to love their music. Years later and I still love their music.
Enjoy this playlist, courtesy of YouTube.
Have a fun weekend!
TGIF friends! It's Friday and the weekend is here. Not much has happened here this past week so, in today's post, I wanted to open up the communication between us. I am curious to find out as many details about you as you want to share, and I thought of starting the circle first, in hopes that you will follow my example. So here are 15 fun-facts about me - I hope you enjoy them.
The weekend is here and as always, I couldn't be happier about it - it's been a long week. For some reason I kept thinking all day Tuesday that it was Thursday (my work week started on Monday), Wednesday I woke up sure that it was Thursday and well, I lost count after that. It was and still is brutally cold here, the coldest week I have experienced living in So Cal. We are supposed to be getting some sun *fingers crossed* this weekend, so
TGIF! Another week has gone by and we're getting closer and closer to spring. Sort of. I say so because it felt like spring here for most of 2018. This week has been mostly chilly and gloomy, with little sun here and there.
This past weekend we continued with our promise to have more fun or at least, take time to simply enjoy the outdoors and the things around us.
We went to a local garden to admire the blossoms the nature has generously been offering us.
TGIF! I can't lie, I am looking forward to Fridays like my life depends on it.
The first month of this year is already gone and it's starting to feel like time is flying by. 2018 has already kicked our butts with both hubby and then me getting sick and a few other unpleasant occurrences, keeping us on our toes. The good that 2018 brought us though, is the determination to change our lives and follow our dreams. We've been working on weekends well into the morning hours, trying to catch on sleep after and feeling tired, leaving us with little energy.
I was working on my blog, having music playing in my ears when I had the idea of sharing with you what I'm listening to, in hopes of helping you find something new and even different in terms of music.
I have to admit that I don't listen to music much these days - I mostly listen to podcasts and audio books. Most of the popular songs these days are far from what I'd like to be listening to, but if I have to draw out the noise around me or simply focus all my thoughts in one direction, music does it. Podcasts and audio book require my attention and, well, I need it all with me when I'm working on my blog or certain tasks.
I have a set playlist that I listen to over and over again that includes music from my high-school days, a lot of Linkin Park, some soundtracks and even classical/relaxing music.
Sometimes, I go on youtube, select a song, switch autoplay mode on, one, because I don't want to keep switching from one song to another, and second, to possibly find new music. That's how I found the first songs on this playlist. So here's what I'm listening to these days:
I'm reintroducing my Friday favorites - things that have made my week a little better, one way or another.
We all have busy lives and oftentimes forget to enjoy the little things. Through this series, I am reminding myself of the things that made this past week and you can expect it to be anything. I hope I can inspire you to do the same.
Now, shall we?