I have some exciting news! I’m becoming vegan, finally after being a vegetarian for a while. It’s been one year and a half of giving up meat so I decided to give up all animal products. Which includes dairy, egg, and honey. Why now? Why […]
So I have been gone for almost half of the month of September, or more I should say, not really posting much. Disappointing, I know, tell me about it. But I’ve been working on some exciting stuff such as planning and creating new blog posts/youtube videos. Oh, and revamping my blog! I mean looks much more organized right? Well, that’s if you even remember how my blog used to look. But it’s cool I ain’t mad at you. Life also happened, a lot of personal stuff that just made me want to take a break from writing. Or should I say major creative constipation? I mean it happens, if you’re a writer or you’re trying to start your blog you’ll face it. Taking a mental break really helped me get back on my zone/grind. I’ve also tried some new positive rituals for myself, maybe I’ll write a post on it. I forgot to mention, it’s OCTOBER! Fall is officially here to stay for the next couple of weeks. Summer is over and I am so happy to smell the familiar seasonal smells like pumpkin spice and watch horror movies (like Hocus Pocus). Yup, that’s what I look forward to every year. Talking about every year, I encountered this blogtober trend on twitter and I thought I would try it out. At first, I was wondering “what does blogtober mean?”. It’s simply a challenge where bloggers write 31 blog posts, one for each day. I am not planning on posting every day, but why not give it a try. The goal for this month is to be consistent and stay positive. I hope you guy’s enjoyed this little intro on why I was MIA and I am excited to share more stuff with you all, until next time.
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Dating, for many of us it’s a struggled to find the perfect love match. Others, or should I say the older generation think it’s way harder to find someone in this day in age. Why? Well dating apps, people always stuck to their phones and […]
I am finally back from my week-long vacation in México, and I am a little bit upset. It’s always nice to visit the motherland, walking around hearing the language. Experiencing the culture in full swing. It really is what I enjoy the most. But like any fairytale story, it must come to an end or should I say back to reality. Anyways, this was not my first time visiting the state of Jalisco. My family and I usually visit Guadalajara and neighboring cities. But mainly reside in my parents home state which is Michoacan. Well not this time, I had the pleasure to visit this amazing state with my boyfriend and his family. Ask me if I was nervous; of course, I was! I was so used to having my parents exchange my money, book my flight, feed me, take me places. But I guess this time I had to do everything on my own with some help from others. Which was a big weight off my shoulders. There were plenty of places that we visited as a group, but Tepatitlan stole my heart. It sounds kinda cheesy but I found the city to be gorgeous. It had amazing food and architecture. Also, it’s a place we visited frequently, like almost every day. Meeting up with other family members to have breakfast or dinner.
I must say it was a city filled with more vegetarian-friendly food than where we were staying at. There was a night where I had nothing to eat for dinner and I wished I was in Tepa (short for Tepatitlan). So I just had pan dulce, which is a sweet bread and a glass of milk. Not my ideal dinner but that’s all they had. All negative things aside, point is, I had more options in Tepa. Instead of hitting up a restaurant we would go to El Mercado. Which is a food court on the second level and a farmers market on the first floor with other small shops filled with traditional treats like obleas. They had so many options, my favorite dish was the gorditas. It’s like a thick tortilla with melted cheese on top. We would usually meet up in the morning with the rest of our group, depending if we rode on the bus or went in different cars. Although we were always visiting, there was a lot of things to do. If you didn’t know, my boyfriend has a coffee Instagram page (@coffeewithbae). We would look for some coffee shops to try out. Surprisingly there was a handful of coffee shops that we wanted to visit but didn’t have enough time. The ones we did visit, were really good. Oh, I didn’t even mention the trash cans they! There were two bins, one was for trash and the other for compost. I thought it was interesting to see a town implement this option in México.
I would say that my favorite place to visit in Tepa was the ice cream shops. It was extremely hot some days and having something cold was a must. Mexican ice cream cones are the best to cool off. But overall this place was amazing. I truly had an amazing trip and can’t wait to go back next year.
Acne, something that was foreign to me. I only experienced its presence during that time of the month. But as I got older, I began to become more aware that I needed to be loyal to my skincare routine and take it more seriously. At […]
May is honestly the busiest month for me, not only are graduations going on but it’s also my birthday month. Okay, let me be less dramatic, my birthday is also in May. But honestly, this past month has been full of celebrations. Getting away from it all was a must. As a birthday gift, my boyfriend decided to give me the best surprise ever. You know, as I get older I really appreciate a getaway. Whether it’s exploring a neighboring city or another state. It’s definitely better than the whole club or bar celebrations. I honestly never thought I would get to this point in my life, but surprise! I have.
Anyways, he surprised me with a late brunch at Farm House Local. Hands down the best place ever! It’s an organic restaurant with the best service and food. But enough about that. Let’s get to the actual surprise. First of all, I hate surprises! Yes, another rant. The thought of not knowing where I’m going or what I’m receiving just gives me plain anxiety. I would love it if surprises didn’t exist in my life. Maybe because I love being in control and love knowing what’s going on. But after brunch, we hit the road and I was lost for a whole hour. I didn’t know where I was going. But suddenly it felt like home. It was very gloomy with fog building up. I put down my window and stuck out my hand. Excitement filled my face, there was a familiar smell. I could taste the saltiness in the air. We were going somewhere near the ocean. Suddenly he confessed, we were going to Point Reyes Light House. One of the best places to see whales pass by with their calfs.
I thought it was such a thoughtful and amazing gift because I love whales! Ever since I was a young girl I’ve been a fond of them. But unfortunately, the fog was too thick to see any whales or the water below. That did not discourage me at all. The lighthouse itself was breathtaking and full of history. In 1870, the lighthouse was purposely made to warn sailors about the stretch of land covered in fog. It was amazing to learn about the people that lived there and who operated the lighthouse.
We plan on going back in January and hope that we see many whales pass by. Honestly, this is such a magical place that everyone needs to visit. So now that we discovered this little gem, I really want to explore more places in California.
It has been a year since I’ve graduated from San Jose State University. Time truly does fly! So, in honor of my one-year anniversary and graduation season; I thought it was a good idea to share my thoughts and experience as a new grad. Something […]