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A New Chapter

Before Christmas, I went to Tennessee for a cousin’s family trip. All the cousins decided to go somewhere none of us have been to. The trip was marvelous, we enjoyed hiking and being outdoors. We stayed in a cabin near Smoky Mountains and that was wonderful. It was like we left the social world behind and just enjoyed each other’s company. Trips like this makes me grateful for the family and friends that I have. Can you go one day without your phone or electronic device? I’m glad that this trip was such a hit that we are planning to do it an annual thing. I wonder what our next location will be.

I am so thankful to be part of a team filled with such strong women. They taught me a lot of about the hospitality industry. These women are caring, kind and smart. It was a pleasure working with them and I could not ask for a better people to learn from. We had a holiday party for the staff and it was fun seeing all the managers serving us. That was a nice surprise! Overall, it was a fun event and I had a good time seeing everyone getting drunk.

The end of my 2013 was filled with relaxation and a small weekend trip. Also, it was hectic and I was so wrapped into it that I neglected to make a post. The only way to end 2013 was to catch a burlesque show called the Slutcracker. I loved that we were able to see a show filled with laughter and a sense of originality. One aspect that I like to stress about the show was that they were comfortable in their own skin. This show was not a way to portray the perfect skinny body. Instead, many of the actors and actresses did not have what people consider the “perfect” body or the norm. I like that a lot, we need to promote more self-love and self acceptance in this society.

Instead of having many new years resolution, I would like to just be better than I was last year. Everyone is already saying that they feel 2014 seems a lot better than 2013. I just know that 2014 will be the year to take charge and jump at any opportunity that head my way. Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?

 

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Consumption

I feel like I have not been on here for a very long time. Even school started in September, I was still adjusting to a new job and my old job(s). Sometimes all of my friends would ask, “Why do you have so many jobs?!” It is interesting to me as well. I like occupying myself and constantly doing something. However, I think it might take a toll on me some day. My school and jobs are basically my life now. I wake up with just enough time to get ready and make the train. Then I would be too exhausted to do anything, instead I just go straight to bed. The cycle just continues. I do not even have time to sit and blog. Is this even good for me?

However, I am used to it. I have been working like this since high school, it is nothing new to me. Maybe the only I am missing out on is the bar/club scene which I do not think is much. The only other thing I can say I miss is time. Time to finish a painting, a book, a movie, a roll of film I started and possibly time to relax. I met someone recently who told me that I need to live and stop working so much. Blame it on my addiction to work in order to fulfilled my dreams.

Just because I work a lot it does not mean I cannot stop at a small coffee shop just to catch up. I do not think I can ever get sick of coffee. It is just too delicious and it runs in my veins.
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Maybe I am immune to it, somehow it is nice to think that coffee can help me stay awake. Do you do this too??

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

Cases of Mondays

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It is definitely not the weekend anymore, everyone is back to their routine. I am not usually the one to say “oh I got the case of Monday’s.” However, I definitely feel it today. Even though everything is going by pretty quickly, the pressure of getting things done for the upcoming days is building up. It is always the hardest day of the week, I think I am still on summer/weekend mode. I had one of the most relaxing weekends in awhile. If the weather is forgiving, I might get the chance to sit on my second floor porch and drink some cider and relax. But we all know Boston weather tends to be unpredictable. I am just hoping for the next couple weekends of summer to be nice before it is completely over.
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