Why I like Drawing

I’m not an amazing drawer but I do enjoy drawing. Also, drawing comforts me. It helps relieve my stress, in that moment when I am drawing everything that bothers me goes way. I do not even think about anything but my drawing.  I did not realize this until I signed for a drawing class in high school. It was my junior year and I wanted to get dual credit. I thought drawing made sense because I needed an art credit. It ended up only counting as elective in college but thats besides the point. I signed up for this drawing class not knowing what to expect.

Some of things I remember the most about the class is that for our final we had to do a self-portrait or something that represents you. At the time, my journal was a big part of who I was and I drew that. I had to present to the class and explain why my journal. I was scared because I thought my drawing was not very good but people in my class seem to like it. They felt like it explained a lot about myself by simply just drawing my journal. Another thing I remember was my drawing professor, told me that some people are good at drawing without even looking at the object while others draw better when looking at the object. I draw better when I am looking at the object. She also compared my drawing style to Picasso. She told me that I do not get specific in my drawings like he did in some drawings. I really think its because I need a lot more practice but I appreciated the comparison.

I have not drawn much since that class but ever since the class, I have a different outlook on drawing. Before I thought, I am not good it and that it would not help me. Drawing made me realize that drawing does help me and that drawing is more than just drawing. It ‘s a good stress reliever and it comforts me. It also told me more about myself. It told me that I am visual and hands on learner and that I like to try new things. Plus, drawing is beautiful to see something and draw it out is amazing. It’s explaining yourself through a drawing just like my journal drawing explained me.

 

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Book Club

Yesterday friends and I got together for dinner and drinks. At dinner, we started talking about joining a book club. All 3 of us have been interested in being part of a book club. So then and there we decided why don’t we start one. The first book we are going to read is You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. We choose this book because we wanted something motivational. It can be discouraging when comparing yourself to others or not believing in yourself. We all thought this would be a good book to motivate us and to help us in our daily lives.

For the first meeting, we are going to discuss the first half of the book and meet on April 1st. We are going meet at someone’s place with wine and snacks and start discussing. The first meet up might be at my place and we will switch places for the next meet up. I even discussed meeting at coffee shop, if no one’s place is available. We even invited another friend of ours in Dallas to join with us, we are going to Skype/FaceTime her. I think this is a great opportunity because every time I read a book I want to discuss it with someone. It’s the same with watching a movie or tv show. Finally, it’s my chance to discusss a book and with close friends too. We get so busy in our daily life that it will be nice to have a set schedule to meet up. I already bought the book and now time to reading.

Where I Like to Blog

Last weekend for the first time, I blogged at a coffee shop.  It felt nice sitting down with my blueberry smoothie and blogging on my phone. Coffee shops are relaxing and there is other people using laptops or their phone and that inspires me. I realize it is easier to type on a laptop but a phone is more convenient. My phone is not a lot to carry and it connects to WiFi just like a laptop. Also, on my phone I can blog just about anywhere; On the bus to work, a coffee shop, at home, or between breaks at work. However, my favorite place to blog is at home with my phone. At home I have many options where I can switch to my laptop if I want to use a bigger screen and I can sit in the comfort of my own couch. I can get distracted at home, which why it’s good to keep my options open about where I blog. I’m just happy that I have many options and resources of technology to blog. I’m also happy that blogging exits in general. Where is your favorite place to blog? Tell me in the comments below!

Halloween Brunch

Usually Halloween activities occur at night. There is late night Halloween parties,  late night horror movies, or a late night Haunted House visit. Even trick treating is in the evening. Well, it was when I was a kid. This Halloween was different, I attended a Halloween brunch. The brunch was hosted by a friend of mine and she did a fantastic job. Her husband helped too. I just loved the idea of a Halloween brunch. I love brunch and Halloween is fun, combing the two is amazing and cute.

The brunch was hosted on a Sunday and a brunch buffet was included. The buffet had waffles, scrambled eggs, kolaches, fruit, and mimosas. It was amazing and I defentiely went for seconds. I brought my Polaroid camera and had fun taking pictures like it was 1977. We took pictures, ate, talked, and just had a good time. For the Halloween brunch activity, we carved pumpkins. It was my first time, pumpkin carving too.  It was a fun and an interesting experience. My friend helped me and I think the pumpkin came out pretty good. It is now on my balcony.

Halloween weekend couldn’t of been more fun. I even got a little pumpkin as a Halloween gift. Hanging out with friends never gets old and neither is celebrating Halloween.

Why I started Blogging

It’s been 6 months since I started my blog. I got inspired by a close friend of mine to start one. I was not having a good week and felt unmotivated. He asked me what I like doing. I told him that I liked writing, traveling, and food. So, he gave me the idea to start a blog. Some of you might be asking, why I had never thought about a blog before; especially since I like to write. I did try to blog in the past but it never stuck.  I would get distracted with other things. Life happened pretty much. Basically, I didn’t make the time. However, It was always in the back of my mind. My friend gave me the push and direction. I am very thankful for him for that.

I really do want to continue to blog and make it another 6 months or longer. Blogging makes me happy. I am happy to talk about my travels, food experiences, and personal thoughts. It helps me put all my thoughts together and express how I feel at the moment. I can be having a bad day but writing makes it better. Also, I want to help people travel because it’s an amazing experience. I know blogging is not easy but I like it and its something that’s mine. It’s something that expresses who I am and I get to know myself better.  So, I hope to continue writing to everyone and I hoped you have enjoyed it so far.

On Turning 30

As I get closer to 30, I can’t help but look back on my life. Growing up, I felt like 30 was the age that you had to have everything figured out. You have to have the job, the dream job or live in a big city and in a house. Maybe even be married with a kid on the way. Basically, I had a different life set out for myself. 30 makes me think of things I did not accomplish. I thought having the job, the city, the house, and the marriage defined success and 30 was that magic age. Now, I’m 2 months away from 30 and well… my life is different than expected.

My main question about turning 30 is would past me be proud? To be honest, I think so. I  like living in Texas because I am not far from family or close friends. San Francisco was my dream city but the cost of living is a different story. I would not be able to enjoy the culture there because the majority of my money would go to rent. Marriage is a beautiful commitment but I am glad I have waited. I feel like I am still getting to know myself and I wouldn’t be a good wife if I don’t get to know myself. I am more prepared now than the past and I am excited for my future marriage.  It would be great to own a house but I am not financially ready and I do not know what city I want to live in. A house is a really big commitment and it needs a lot planning. You need the money and you can not forget about the maintenance. My career is still starting and I feel good things are happening my way. I am hopeful for it, my current job and past jobs have taught me a lot.

30 might seem like the magic age to have everything figured out but there isn’t a magic age. I think whats important is that we live our lives everyday. Also, having a good support system is definitely necessary.  I like getting older because it makes you realistic and when your realistic you’re better prepared for life.  I know I don’t have the house, the big city life, the marriage, and the job but I am excited for 30.  However,  right now I am going to enjoy being 29.

Regrets in life

One of the main questions, friends and family might ask you, are what regrets do you have in life? To be honest, it really is a difficult question. It’s difficult to look back and remember what you regret in life. It’s a horrible feeling to think and feel that regret. It might make you feel stupid or embarrassed. At least for me anyways. I think the regrets I have in life are things I didn’t do, then things I did do.

One of the biggest regrets I have is I had a chance to study abroad in Spain when I was in undergrad and I didn’t take the opportunity. It was a couple reasons I didn’t go, mostly money. But when I look back, I could of made it happen. I could of used financial aid and I had some money saved up. Also, close friends of mine were going and it would of been a learning opportunity for me. If I would of gone to Spain, I wouldn’t of had that regret. Of course, I do have other regrets like not keeping in contact with a close friend or applying to that job. I guess that is one of the reasons regrets exists is to help us not make them in the future. Basically learning from a mistake. Not going to Spain or applying to a job have help me travel more and apply for more jobs. I even visit and talk to close friends more.

My main reason for this blog is to remind y’all and myself that when you have an opportunity to do something that will be beneficial, then do it.  Go on the cruise to Alaska, apply for that dream job, move to that big city, and keep in contact with that close friend. If not, you might look back and regret it. Life is to short to not do the things that can make you happy.

 

The Traveler

Close friends of mine, say I am “The Traveler”. They usually ask me how I can afford to travel and how can I go by myself.  I can afford to travel because I make it a priority. I feel experience is worth more than material things. I rather buy a plane ticket to Peru than clothes or home decor. I travel by myself sometimes, because its difficult to accommodate to other people’s schedules. When you’re in your late 20’s The majority of your friends work full time, have second jobs, have kids, or they’re just to busy to travel. Of course, when I can travel with friends I go with them.

Whenever I am in a bad mood, I think about traveling. Then my mood changes and I can’t stop smiling. Traveling helps me get through life or more like it helps me live life. It keeps me going and keeps me sane. Traveling makes me feel like I am doing something with my life. By experiencing different cultures, meeting new people, and learning new things. I love being able to look back at my traveling pictures and reminisce. My office, even has postcards of different places. It motivates me.

I don’t know if I consider myself “The Traveler” like my friends do. Mainly because I still haven’t been to a lot countries. I haven’t even visited all the major cities in the United States. What I do know is that I like to travel and want to continue. Whether it’s visiting a Texas city, a different state, or a different country. And I feel like that makes me a Traveler.

My Texas Bucket list

In honor of Texas Independence day recently, I created a Texas Bucket List. I have lived in Texas all my life and I love it, it’s home. However, there is a lot places in Texas I haven’t visited. Texas is a big state, so it should’t come to a surprise. I’m good with lists and I decided to share my list here, for the blogging world to see. I’m hoping to accomplish this list soon and take a lot pictures. Also, I hope to help tourists or other Texas natives with this Texas Bucket List. This is my list of 10:

  1. Hike Enchanted Rock. Located in Fredericksburg Texas. After, I will reward myself with wine.
  2. Hamilton Pool is located in Dripping Springs. I have been trying to visit this natural pool for years, I will make it happen this summer. Keep in mind, you need to schedule a visit to this beautiful pool on their website.
  3. Visit artsy Marfa Texas. Even though Marfa is in the middle of the desert, they have amazing galleries, boutique shops, and a cosmopolitan dinning scene.
  4. Big Bend National Park
  5. Eat deep fired food at the State Fair of Texas. The fair is located every year around September or October in Dallas Texas.
  6. Swim in the natural-fed spring Krause Spring. It’s located in Spicewood Texas and it’s a family owned property.
  7. Watch a sea turtle hatch in South Padre Island.
  8. See another Texas beach, Port Aransas.
  9. Do a brewery tour for Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner TX. This happens to be the oldest brewery in Texas, stated in 1909.
  10. Finish visiting the mission trails in San Antonio TX.

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Mission Concepcion

I have no idea when I will complete this list but that’s the fun in it. It gives me something to look forward too.  Also, I would live to see y’all s state lists!

 

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