Archive for November, 2013


Honestly grateful for more things than I can fit or express in this text box. Gratitude is an amazing quality to build in your life because you realize that you are grateful everyday for big and small things, for people or places and for thoughts, memories and feelings. So I suppose I’d just like to say I’m grateful for it all, for life and for you.





Grateful for storytelling. One of my favorite things is listening to people tell stories. I myself am working on my own storytelling and am not yet the greatest at it. But, listening to others is one of the best I could spend hours doing it. So cheers to all the story tellers out there 🙂


Today I am grateful for imagination. One of my favorite quotes at the moment is this one from John Keats, “I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the heart’s affections and the truth of imagination.”

Wow right? Just me? I have a thing for well said words. Anyway in the midst of my 26 year old very adult life I feel like I lose touch with my imagination. I was thinking about this yesterday and feeling like… imagination makes you feel a little free, not so tied down to reality and facts and figures. I think that for me I need more of that in my life. So I sort of made a pact with myself that even when I’m tired and want to look at situations outside of work very analytically I’m going to stop and consider a more imaginative option. I think that this will at least help broaden my scope and probably help with my pessimistic attitude sometimes.

So, anyway… what am I saying here? I’m saying that as a human being I feel grateful that my brain has the ability to imagine something that isn’t currently my reality. Because if you think about it- that’s pretty crazy!


I’m feeling very grateful for gloves, mittens, scarves, hot drinks, weather proof shoes and ice scrapers.

Feeling lucky for the ability to have all of the above to make the transition into a cold, snowy winter more bearable.

Sometimes it’s just the little things that matter and sometimes some people don’t have the luxury of having everything they need to brave the elements. I’m very grateful that I am able to make the cold/snow more enjoyable through all of the above things.



Today I am grateful for Seth and the snow and adventure. I seriously cannot just pick one thing a day or ever. Le sigh.

In the past 7 days I have literally probably seen Seth for like 27 minutes total. We’ve probably exchanged like 30 sentences over the past week. THE HORROR. I may be an introvert but it’s stuff like that, that totally kills me. I’m big on spending quality time with the people I love so it’s been rough. Seth was working on a really cool school project called ‘Shoot the Stars’ he was the director of a production called “Dead Celebrity’ – so many people put in so much hard work and hours and from what I hear it all went fantastic- so excited to see the finished product.

Anyway, they wrapped Friday night at like……. 9’oclock or Seth and to work Saturday and Sunday. I’ve tried to squeeze in as much quality time with him as possible and made him wake up early with me to dredge through the snow for breakfast at Whole Foods. It was so much fun! It was 19 degrees and felt like 5 outside and the snow was over our snow boots and up to our calves at some spots. We both really love the snow and it was so pretty this morning and so quite. I think that is sometimes my favorite part of winter and snow- the silence.

So here are some shots from our ‘adventure’ this morning. I feel so thankful for the time with him and for the snow.


This is not our house, but I loved that the tree still had orange leaves on with all the snow.

This is our street. I L-O-V-E our street in every season… it has character.


He’s cute. <3

Doesn’t it look like an ice cream cone?

I feel like I look like a different person with my glasses on. Here I feel like I look like a 36 year old 1/2 latino 1/2 asian school teacher. Do you see it? Or is it just me?

<3 <3 <3 <3 xoxoxoxo

I think this is one of the best pictures ever. I took it, so I might be biased BUT.. just look at that tree. It’s dreamy but it’s real life too.


So, cheers to adventure and adventure big or small with the ones you love.


Happy Sunday! It’s almost Thanksgiving!!!



grateful for Fridays, for the end of a work week and for rest.

When I was younger I thought I new what T.G.I.F was all about. Mostly because of the ABC or was it NBC Friday night speical…. but as I’ve gotten older I’ve really realized how thankful I am once Friday rolls around.

So cheers to you Friday you are one of the good ones.





I’m very grateful for this picture because it reminds me that I’ve always been “me”. I’ve always been more on the serious side, reserved and a bit melancholy. This picture reminds me that it’s just who I am and have been for like… always. Sometimes I can feel like I need to try extra hard to be bubbly, outgoing and an ‘inviting’ person this can honestly be so exhausting. So anyway, I found this picture tonight and was reminded that I’m doing just fine because I’m the same person I’ve always been. So cheers to being unique and being the only person who can be ‘you’. I love and think the quote sums up what I’m trying to say “Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland


Today I am grateful for this guy

Bill Cosby.

Yesterday was a bit of a rough one for me and during my lunch break I decided to catch up on Jimmy Fallon, have you guys seen the episode with Bill Cosby from this week? He is so funny. I had forgotten how funny and great he is. Jimmy and him did half the segment on the floor. Anyway, it helped lift my sprits and reminded me of how much I love funny people like him.

So cheers to Thursday, humor and the fact that it’s almost the holidays!






You guys, I’m grateful for face masks. I know that is such a cliche girl thing to say and to be thankful for but… I am.

Most nights you can find me watching some sort of paranormal show and wearing a slightly scary face mask.
I’m sure you really wanted to know that about me, but I will share that my all time favorite facemask is anything with red clay or charcoal. The ones I have now are just from Whole Foods and they are pretty great.



I’m grateful for good conversation, as most people are I’m sure of it. Last night I got to have dinner and drinks with a dear friend. She is one of those people who just ‘gets it’… she is relatable and a good communicator and has a way of showing you a different perspective on a problem. She’s also from New Mexico like me and meeting a fellow ‘native’ New Mexican just has a nice homie sense too it.

Anyway, I was reminded last night about the benefits of good conversation and how important the ability in good conversation can be. In my own head I sometimes feel like a bad communicator and actually it’s one of my biggest fears- not communicating well and sounded stupid. So on top of good conversation I am grateful for people who have the ability to do it well and who also bring out the better communicator in me.

My thoughts feel a bit mumbled here (see that’s my constant fear of miscommunicating coming out)- but I was just reminded on the happiness and stress relief talking to your friends can bring. I mean really talking to them, deep good conversation. I’d dare to say that sometimes, there is nothing better.

Cheers to that and cheers to all of us looking up from our phones every once and awhile to actually communicate with each other in a tangible and giving way.