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?
Hi there! I hope that 2018 found you in a good state and determined to make it the year of good changes and experiences. I have taken a few days off to focus on my priorities for the year ahead and the ways I'm making it MY year.
While reflecting on the past year (feels so good to say it), I realized that, apart from feeling like a zombie throughout, I also felt very tired. We made changes in our diet but it didn't seem to help, so I tried looking back to find what could have been the culprit. I didn't have to look too far.
Over a year ago, I have set up the bedtime option on my iPhone (if you have a different kind of phone, try finding a similar app), along with a reminder to ensure I'm getting eight hours of sleep.
Needless to say I was ignoring that reminder,
2017 has been a strange year and I know a lot of you will agree with me on this one. Things didn't go according to plan, situations escalated, changes that were supposed to make it better backfired and my health declined.
But don't get me wrong, it wasn't ALL that bad. We got to visit Alcatraz and Grand Canyon West for the first time, found art in unexpected places, changed our diet and made healthier choices that led us to discovering unusual recipes, and found a way to cope through it all.
We're hours away from a new year in the calendar. It's that time we start drafting our goals and resolutions. We all agree that they are important, however, most of us fall short of carrying on with them for more than a few months. I'm embarrassed to admit that I am part of that group as well and I want out. But in order to be successful, I need to do a few things.
So, in this new year, I vow to...
With the holiday season in full swing by now, it is really hard to keep a stress-free mind. It takes us more time and effort to keep things under control and keep a positive attitude. It certainly doesn't mean that you or I should give up though. In fact, trying to reduce stress and be more calm are key to a happy life. And speaking of that, this is also the time that most of us are drafting our resolutions for the new year.
If meditating is not on your list just yet, I urge you to add it asap. Here's why:
The holidays are fast-approaching and the panic is starting to settle in for the most of us. There's long lists of things to do and buy and no matter how many times we tell ourselves that next year we will plan better and do this or that ahead of time, somehow we find ourselves, once again, rushing to find those "perfect" gifts for our friends and family.
I hate gift-shopping. There, I've said it. But to be fair, it's stressful and there's a lot of pressure to "get it right".
Thankfully, me and my family worked out a "habit" of sending each other lists of things we want/need to avoid receiving things that will end up either returned or unused - we like to be practical.
However, if you don't have a list and are a bit overwhelmed at the thought, I got you covered. I've curated a list of the things I'd like to receive, in hopes of inspiring you to move away from gifting just for the sake of it, and heading towards giving experiences or more thoughtful gifts, in general. So, here's what I'd like:
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