Sunday, November 21, 2010

Find the time.

This past week was a "go, go, go!" type of week. I had/have a to-do list as long as the Great Wall of China. It's all pretty much about school or the wedding. Well in that list was the WPST, which is the writing proficiency test for the University. It's when you have to go to the university at the crack of dawn to write about something random (for example: what's your favorite moment in life) so that you can get into some class that you need to graduate. Well I had to write about how something I've learned at the university has impacted my life. I wrote about how my American Theatre class. That class is definitely the most relaxing class in my schedule this semester. It's a fun class that I actually enjoy so I thought I should pay it some tribute.

In one of the paragraphs, I wrote about how that class has inspired me to take time out of my day to enjoy art. We are all artists, and we also enjoy the art of others. I consider my art to be writing, singing, and playing guitar. I may not be an expert at all of them, but I do enjoy myself when I do these things. I also enjoy listening to music, watching movies, and reading. I do this because I enjoy the work of other artists. Art just makes my quality of life so much better.

It's really important to appreciate yourself and others. Not only their art, but their individuality and just who they are as a person. I'm glad we're all different, or we wouldn't be able to enjoy a variety of things. If everyone was like me, there would be no art exhibits or theatres. We would all look and act like me too...and I'm glad that not everyone looks and acts like me! That would be kinda creepy and pretty boring too.

We all have special people and abilities in our lives. We need to start appreciating them! I know the day goes by fast and that there is so much to do, but lets find time to let them know how awesome they are, and that their art or individuality makes your life so much better. Take time out of your day to enjoy the things you're good at to or just the things you like doing! Life is too short to be stuck in routines of the day.

I need to really start doing this myself. There are so many amazing people in my life! They make my life so much better. Dear Jon, Mom, Dad, and Magda....You all bring so much happiness into my life. You guys make me excited about the future. There's not a day that goes by that I don't appreciate you. Thank you so much! I love you!

And for anyone who reads this... thank you for reading!

Friday, November 19, 2010

If I was a flower growing wild and free, all I'd want is you to be my sweet honey bee.

I was attempting to break a sweat on the treadmill when all of a sudden this song comes out, and a smile stretches across my face. I no longer feel like I am in a cold garage surrounded by boxes. I feel like I'm somewhere pretty, surrounded by sunlight and flowers. The strenuous walk turns into a cheery glide. I feel like I'm walking next to my sweet Jon Pena.

I was listening to the "All I want is You" cover of Tristan Prettyman. It's one of our very favorites. This is the Juno version, which sounds a little silly, but I'm sure it will still have that smile-stretching effect. Anyway, this one goes out to you babe. Goodnight and enjoy! <3

Monday, November 15, 2010


Dear November,

You're the month I always look forward to seeing. Much more than all the other months of the year (don't let them find out). You bring the most anticipated days of the year: my birthday and thanksgiving. You're also next to December which is pretty awesome. You two are definitely the life of the party. Not like March. I mean, come on, what happens in March? Anyway, I love the way you change the color of the trees and your great weather. I get to bring out my favorite clothes! I love wearing sweaters, scarves, and boots. You are awesome! I hope you're enjoying the earth so far, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay! I'll see you again next year!



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This is the story of a Girl....and a boy.

Hello my fellow bloggers!

Yes, I still remember that this thing called a "blog" still exists, and we are not yet strangers! Actually, I really missed spilling my nonsensical thoughts on a blank page of cyber-space. It has been such a long time, and all I can think about is all of the changes that have occurred since I last shared my thoughts with you guys.

Okay, so last time you heard from me was February and now it's November! It rained a little, the flowers bloomed, and then "Hello summer!" the sun came out! Around this time, June 16th to be exact, I was experiencing something that I would call positively life-changing. The person who I can truly call my sunshine, Jon Pena, came back into my life. Now I can call him my husband! The story is beautiful, but like all beautiful stories (for example: The notebook, Pride & Prejudice,and every love story with a happy ending) it is long! If you want to know the details then maybe I can get a contract with a film company. I'm pretty much the equivalent to Kristen Stewart when it comes to acting. You can judge if that is a good thing or not. Anyway, the story is not over! It actually barely begun. It started on June 16th, and the ending is....well, until death do us part. You get the picture! ;)

This story started in Oakdale, but then I moved to Lathrop where everything is so much closer! I'm so glad that I no longer have to drive 45 minutes to get to school, the mall,and uhhhhh... everywhere! It is definitely like me to get off topic. Anyway, prince charming came to visit in August. It was in the plus size section of Wal-mart in Stockton that I fell in love all over again. I hadn't seen him in two years, but it sure didn't feel like that when I saw him. The feeling I felt was so familiar and irreplaceable. I could only feel like that about one person in this world, and it was him.

About a week later, I was getting engaged in front the Burns tower at the University of the Pacific. About a month later, I was getting legally married in Reno! AND In about a month, I will be having my wedding ceremony and reception! As you can see, it has been an eventful year.

When 2010 first started, I had a few ways that could imagine the year ending. I thought maybe I would have lost those 5 pounds, or perhaps that I would have written my own book. Turns out God had other plans for me. Next year should be a very different year for me. I'll be married, living in Florida, and I'll be an aunt! I'm mega excited for all these future events! I am a big ball of emotions when it comes to changes, but I feel a sense of peace when I think about how God will be there with me every moment. I know that if I trust in him and follow him I'll be just fine.

Sorry about all of the little blanks and lack of detail! I'll blame it on my tired mind. It's definitely time to say goodnight. So.... Goodnight! :)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Soundtrack of My Life

"We only got 86,400 seconds in a day to
Turn it all around or to throw it all away
We gotta tell them that we love them
While we got the chance to say
Gotta live like we're dying" -Kris Allen, Live Like We're Dying

I got an interesting fact and some good advice from this song. We don't notice how much time we waste complaining about life, school, the weather, people, the old lady driving slow in front of us, this list can go on forever. We waste away the seconds of our days. Sometimes we waste years! Why do we act as if we could turn back time? Instead of throwing that precious time away, we should invest it in "turning things around." Tell your family you love them! Enjoy the beautiful world God has made! Like our wise friend Kris Allen said, we gotta live like we're dying. Sometimes it's hard to be optimistic, but there's always something to smile about. ALWAYS!

At work this week, I found out that one of our clients passed away. It was sad news. His wife came in, and I could feel the pain she was going through just by looking at her. She told my dad to enjoy my mother right now that he had the time to. That thought has always impacted me. I tell my family that I love them as many times as I can (You can ask them... I sound like a broken record sometimes). I enjoy every second of their company. I thank God for them everyday! I am so blessed. I have a great God, good health, I'm surrounded by amazing people, I don't think I have room for much complaining.

So lets be content with what we have. Lets truly live those 86,400 seconds. I love you all! Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

How'd everyone's weekend go? Oh wait, it's wednesday.

Why is it that I can talk about the weekend all week? Is it because that's when the fun stuff happens? Probably. Anyway, this past weekend was pretty fun for me! It wasn't one of those "all work, no play" weekends like it's been for the past month.

I went to go watch Annie the musical at the Gallo Center. It was pretty amazing! I grew up to those songs. I especially remember the ghetto Jay-Z version of "It's a Hard Knock Life". That was my song! Anyway, those people have so much talent (even the dog). They are such an inspiration. Makes me wanna be a thespian. Which reminds me, I have to go watch Wicked soon. I would kick myself in the head if they left SF before I watched it. Oh here's a video so you can take a break from my yakkin'.

I also went to go watch Shutter Island. It was freakin' awesome! I love that Leonardo Dicaprio! He did really good on Blood Diamond, but he blew me away with this one. I won't spoil it all for anybody who happens to read this (if anyone does read it). I will just tell you: watch it!

Anyway, today is Wednesday. I have to go to my Biology class tonight. Oh joy! The best part is that I don't have to go to that class again until next Monday! Yay! Weekend time. American Idol comes out tonight too. I hadn't watched the whole season of any American Idol, but I think this season it will be different. Especially since Andrew Garcia is there, and I'm sure he'll stick around for a very, very, very long time. Well that's pretty much the plan for the rest of this rainy day. Hope you all have a blessed day!

Friday, February 19, 2010

M. I. A.

Honey, I'm home! (Gosh, I love that Lucille Ball.) With me I bring bad news and good news. Which one do you wanna wear first? Good or bad? Oh, is that "good" I hear? Great. I was gonna pick whichever I wanted to say first anyway. Well, the good news is that I'm back from my hiatus. There are signs of life! I have not forgotten you Mr. Blog and lovely friends. The bad news is... ummmm. There is no bad news. I guess that's good news too!

Since I have been gone for so long, I think I should update you folks with what I've been up to these days. I mean, come on, my last post is from November! Anyway, I guess I owe you guys a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Valentines day (aka Single Awareness Day), and so on and so forth. Oh where should the updating begin? Well I'll start with January since the December stuff is sooooo last year. 2010 has been quite an intense year so far. I've been working since the beginning of January. I've been caught in the world of tax preparing. I guess I can't do much complaining. I work with the people I love the most: my family! We have so much fun at work. It should be illegal! It's also only 3 months of work, which is really awesome. Our Phones endlessly ring and the fax machine resemble a printing press. I love tax season. Now, that 'tis the season to be jolly.

February has been pretty much the same. Just work, work, and more work. The only novelty is that I finally started school. I started February 16th, which is 2 days ago. I'm taking Business Finance and Biology. I'm taking a light load this semester because it's the tax season semester drill. So far I'm loving these classes! They both are very fun. I especially love a stock exchange game we're playing in my finance class. They've got me checking stock every 30 minutes. I enjoy it! Maybe I belong in Wall street.

Well It's getting pretty late now, and I probably should be going to bed. I have to get ready for work bright and early tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow, I'm gonna watch Annie the musical tommorow. Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love you tomorrow! It's only a day away! I'm pretty stoked. Well goodnight everyone!