Journey through the Web

I never thought blogging would bring so much interest. When Tumblr came out a few years ago I tried it out, put some pictures up, tried telling a story but it really didn’t resonate with me…probably because I didn’t have much going on.

Technology has changed much from then, so much more is done through the web now, so much information can be passed along. It’s hard to imagine what it will be like 5-10 years from now.

Currently, I have committed to blogging not only as an outlet for me to speak out openly, but because I feel like I have something to give. What better way to provide a service than through the internet. I can reach out to thousands of people in a instant, not worrying if I will be heard. I know that with one post I can reach a person, who will then reach another and create a chain reaction. This person might not reply or comment, and might not think much of it then, but hopefully they will later.

This will be a journey for me, one that I started to first let out some feelings about my daughter who was at the NICU for 81 days. I firstly want to let that community know that I 100% support you and am with you. My journey will then move onto posts about being a mother and a wife. I could also put in some posts about current events because I believe so strongly on being heard in that aspect. I am a young latina professional who deserves to be heard.

Back in the day people would take journeys through the wilderness to find themselves (some still might.) Today however I start a journey through the web. I will find resources on the web, I will find an outlet on the web, and this will help me create a path for myself. Some might not agree, and that’s perfectly okay. I am obviously not going to be close minded and make this my only journey, but it will be an uncommon one.

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What makes you happy?

Today is day 3 of the blogger challenge. I realized yesterday that I’m actually supposed to take the challenge from someone and pass it on to three other bloggers. However, I started the challenge to make myself accountable so no one challenged me really. There’s no harm in challenging three other bloggers so here go! I challenge  Moonchildja,  lifeandshit16, and popsieza.

Rules:

  • Post once a day on your blog.  Your first post can tell people why you are participating in this challenge.
  • Challenge 3 other bloggers.
  • Link back to this post so we can follow other people who are part of our challenge too.
  • Post your blog link below so we can follow along on your progress.
  • Please do NOT worry if you miss a day, the point is to try to blog daily to get in the habit!

Happy Blogging!

Challenge Day #3 – What makes you happy?

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Not such a tough one. There are a couple of things that make me happy but let me start with saying Esther, my daughter, by far surpasses all of them. She’s mostly all smiles, and just seeing how fast she grows truly amazes me. If you haven’t had a chance to read my other posts, Esther was born at 24 weeks and is now 6 mths! She has shown remarkable progress and I couldn’t be happier. Second would be when my husband reads my mind. He might just be making a guess at want I want to eat and hit it right on the nail, but regardless having him know what I want/need makes me happy. And third would be just spending time with quality friends and family. Whether it’s going out for a drink with the ladies, or chilling at the house with some wine and a good conversation, spending quality time with quality people makes me happy. Who you surround yourself with matters, it can change your attitude in life, or just in a day to day basis. So I make sure I surround myself with people that don’t bring me down, that support me, and that challenge me to succeed.

Let me know what makes you happy! Silly I know, but you gotta think about it. Then make sure you do enough of it 🙂

If you missed my first two blogs check the links below!
Blog Challenge Day 1
Blog Challenge Day 2

Favorite Quote from Jane Austen

Yesterday I had mentioned that I had accepted the 31 day blog challenge. So I am keeping myself accountable for it and continuing with day 2. Today was a rough day that started at 6 am and it is now 12 am next day, long day BUT productful. Finished with a fuzzy feeling from Riesling, and …my husband just to got a spider for me that was on the wall…scary creatures.

Blog Challenge Day 2 – Favorite Quote/s

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My favorite quote? I can’t really say I have one, but if I’d have to pick one it would be: “There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice. 

I chose this in light of the recent events in the US right now and because I love that book. I find it to be SO true at my age and at this point in history. The older I get, the more I start to see the reality in society. The more I understand, the more I am unhappy. But I do not let it rob me of being happy. Because of my baby Esther I am forced to believe and create moments in my life that bring pleasure and happiness. It pushes me to try and create a world she can live in. I am no activist, but if I can make a difference in her life and make sure that she can enjoy life, I will try my darnest to make it happen. And I might turn people away with my next comment, but I believe in God, and I believe that He will pave the way so that my family and I will be able to enjoy the life He has provided to us. Especially her and challenges she has faced. (if you haven’t had a chance to take a look at my Family Life posts, it explains some of her times at the NICU.)

Jane might have written this as a book, but she definitely was speaking about society around her, and it holds true even now. But we cannot let that hold us down. I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and do something different that will help someone else in these troubling times. Do something out of the ordinary. And enjoy life. Leave a comment, tell me what you think.

Edit: Check Blog Day 3 to see the rules on the 31 Day Blog Challenge  .

5 Random facts of a Blogger

Today I start the 31 day blog challenge. I’ve decided to take blogging seriously and as such have committed to write a blog a day for 31 days. This of course won’t stop me from posting an additional blog if there is something that I want to share, but I hope that this will make me feel accountable for my blog and as such help me start a routine.

Challenge day 1 – Self Portrait and 5 random facts about yourself.

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When I think random, I think the first thing that comes to mind, so below will be the first 5 facts that come to mind. I promise to make them as interesting as possible.

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Fact #1 – I like to find new places to eat. I’ve moved about 3 times in the past five years, and every time I move I make it a goal to find all the hot stops to eat. It makes getting to know the area fun, and it also gives me a place to take visitors/guests when they are in town. I’m a huge foodie, so I make sure I know where there is a good place to eat for different occasions whether it be a bar or a family friendly restaurant.

Fact #2 – I bike. I got into riding a bicycle around 2 years ago with my now husband. It started as being a recreational hobby then became a sport to exercise. This also became the means of transportation for getting to know the area. I feel like when you drive you might not have time to notice everything, but biking will give you an appropriate speed to observe and move along at a good pace. All while exercising! Can’t beat that.

Fact #3 – I like to organize. or at least I think I do. I have what you call, a disorganized organization. I know some people don’t believe in this but I do. I will know what exactly I have in that pile of clothes, or what paper is in what stack, or what food is in what stuffed cupboard. Sometimes I will clean that disorganization up, but it’ll get messy in no time.

Fact #4 – I think I have OCD. Sometimes before going to bed I will walk around my apartment and make sure there isn’t anything that bothers me or out of place. Cupboards that aren’t closed. A running sink that has drops coming out. A toothbrush out of place. I don’t do it all the time, but I do catch myself doing it most of the time.

Fact #5 – I prefer warm weather. Hot, steaming, humid weather. Sometimes I will sit in my car on a hot summer day with the door open and just soak the heat in. Not always, but I prefer 10x over a cold, brisk, wintery day.

So there you have it, my 5 random facts. Don’t be shy and leave a comment, let me know if you share any in common, or have any random facts of your own. I’d love to hear from you!

Edit: Check Blog Day 3 to see the rules on the 31 Day Blog Challenge  .