on Thursday, February 27, 2014
One of my dearest and funniest friends let out such a rant in an email chain last week that I just can't keep it to myself anymore. It's so relatable to me (and other friends who were in the same email chain) that I must share it. So here it goes... but for context reasons we were discussing plans for last Friday night to go see The Twelves and Z-trip at a local concert venue: 
i don't know who those people are.. and it makes me feel old. i'll probably still go though, i'm going to google them and listen to some tunes right now. i'm not working today. painting my closet! the guy is coming to demo it... 
anyhow, i've also decided not to drink alcohol, except for in extreme cases where it is deemed necessary. my ass is super large and my gut is severely muffin topping.. i need to get this jelly into vegas status.. weddings and bachelorette parties are coming up and i feel like a whale...  
so if i go to this concert, no drinking, just extreme dancing.. and i'm also going to work out everyday, starting today. tomorrow i have trx @ 7am followed by yoga at 8am... i won't be eating carbs anymore either.. so do you really want me to go? i'll probably be a super bitch and totally uninteresting to be around since alcohol contributed heavily to my colorful personality...  
god, i want a drink right now.. maybe i'll finish the champagne in the fridge so it doesn't go to waste.... my period started yesterday.. more reason i shouldn't go to the concert..haha.. love you boys.. 
on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
For the first time in my life I am 100% perfectly fine with being single and independent. I depend on no one nor do I crave to have someone to come home to. 

Those 2 sentences have been repeating in my head for a good month now. I think it may be because i'm coming up to a year of living alone for the first time in my life. And it's been a great year! A lot of new things to get used to and being independent has been such a reward in and of itself.

I am absolutely content with being around my closest friends and family and nothing else. I keep trying to figure out why I was so obsessed with trying to find mate and I just laugh at the thought. I mean, I found out I've spending hours each day on okcupid, grindr, scruff, or whatever, to try and either hook-up or find someone to go on a date with. Then I realized how fast I became so uninterested in diving into these things and even talking to some of these guys.

Blaaaah! Just thinking about it makes me not want to talk about it at all. Yuck!

So I'm turning a new leaf (in case you couldn't tell from my chaotic rant above) and I'm just going to stick on loving and improving myself.

I have a great job with a lot of exciting new adventures. I am back in school finishing up my degree. I have a great circle of friends and finally have a great relationship with my family. I have my own apartment that I absolutely need to start filling up with some cool artwork. Empty walls are crying for some color. And I'm just content in general that things are looking up.

I have achieved what I've wanted since I can remember... a stable home and the best person to share it with, myself!

I leave you with a motivational "I'm an independent woman" track from Miley Cyrus (haters go away... I love this song)

on Thursday, February 20, 2014
About two years ago I did the same business trip to Miami. Only then I got a friend to provide me with his local favorite spots. I literally followed his list in the order he wrote it down. I managed to go way back on my instagram account and found said list and also some photos of the places I went to. Check them out...