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Into The Wild

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.

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.

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“Fika” Days

(n.) a social coffee break with one’s colleagues, friends, date or family, usually accompanied with sweet, baked goods. 

I tried to be girly, so I decided to wear heels thinking I can do it. But little did you know, I had to pay the price. The saying was true, one suffers to look pretty (or in my case, tried to look to pretty). That was exactly what happened, I ended up with multiple blisters. I learned my lesson.

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When juggling four jobs and going to school full-time, I value every little time I can get to spend it with the people I care about. Even if it means a quick brunch, a late dinner and some late night snack at a cafe all squeezed into two days. So be it because that is life sometimes.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing”

Therefore, I decided to do this project called, “Watch and follow.” 

I want to be able to take pictures of just nothing and everything that goes on in my life. Also, I want to be able to record as much information as I can before my memory fail to remember the little details that occurred in my life. That’s the most vulnerable feeling, not knowing who you once were. In addition, I just want to share with everyone where I have been.

On another note, I think as people, we tend to take life for granted and not appreciate our surroundings. Like the cacti, they might be small but their colors are so vibrant that one cannot miss them. I’m not sure why but they give me that nostalgic feeling and I just feel at peace.

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.” – Louisa May Alcott

Today was just that, be humble and work hard and someone will noticed. I received great news today and it made me that much happier.