They always make fun of my fish or do something to it. Sigh
The views we see on the way there.
Preparing food for the trip!
I do not know what I would do when I do not get one month of vacation anymore. That will be the first welcome to the real world, “Oh hey! You are not in college anymore. Get up and get ready for work!” Just thinking about it makes me want to go to school forever, even though I dread it most of the time. I am finally back from my one month hiatus from everything filled with responsibilities (work, school and life itself). It was relaxing, however, at some point I could have killed myself because I would just lay in the same position watching the same shows (NCIS, Criminal Minds, Law and Order: SVU and CSI: Miami). As you can tell, I love any type of cop/forensic shows.
❤ couldn't ask for a better group!
Going way too hard on the first night.
It’s not a trip if there aren’t any silly faces!
Other than being lazy couch potato that I was, one highlight of my vacation was the annual snowboarding trip my friends and I have each year. Each year we go to a different mountain, somewhere new. This year we decided to head back to our beloved mountain in Maine, Sunday River. Although many prefer other mountains such as Killington or Stowe in Vermont. Sunday River have a good amount of peaks for our group and everyone was able to enjoy their time. I have developed my love for snowboarding probably around 2009. If someone asked how long have I been snowboarding, I would say two full years. Last year was when I finally learned how to carve and was able to catch up with the boys. Also, it was the year where I went snowboarding more than once compared to other years. Maybe that was the reason why I finally knew how to snowboard for once and do not look like a fool going down the mountain.
We finally found our niche, the right people to go with. The group of friends that are down to do things and gets along with everyone. This is the most successful snowboarding trip we have ever had! What’s so great about it is that, we all still keep in touch with one another even though the trip ended. Usually it would be “see you next year!” That would be the case previous years. I am glad we are able to spend time together outside the snowboarding trip.
We are blessed with a not just a beautiful day but a perfect day! The humidity levels are not suffocating, surprisingly, (that was a mouthful) and the fact that it did not rain either was a blessing. We do not get nice days like these often, so we have to take advantage of it. Even though I was stuck inside all day at my CC (community college). I reminded myself that it will still be beautiful out when I get out of classes. People tend to be grumpy and less forgiving due to a stressful work week or day at school. Therefore, I like to think that the weather can control our emotions. It can be an add-on to the heavy load or completely turn it around. Everyone deserves one less stressors in their day.
“ It is very, very easy to put human spirit down and much more important to lift it up.” — Marina Abramović
“Watch and Follow” – How do you commute to work or college or anywhere?We do not have the best public transportation here, but I am not complaining (only when the train breaks down causing me to be late). But in order to get to my CC everyday, I get a ride to the train station and from there I have to switch one more time to a different train. What I love about Boston is that everywhere is easily accessible. You can basically take the train anywhere!
“Watch and Follow”– What is home to you?
Seeing my dad’s homemade flower gate; his colorful garden which varies from herbs, squashes, vegetables and flowers. That’s part of what I think home is to me, seeing something familiar. It is comforting knowing that you have this place to go back to if all fails.
Many things occurred for a reason, you are still part of the family. It is difficult to meet such genuine people and you are exactly that.
That saying, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” If only everyone think like that, I barely talk about it to anyone because everyone have their own problems. There is no need to add more onto their plate. Instead, I hope and wish that one day we will be able to get through this obstacle and be happy again. It saddens me that we are going through this. Not only that but seeing the true characters of some people is horrifying.