Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Baby on the Brain

I've got baby on the brain. 

And for good reason, too...

Because I have a baby in my belly. 

And this time I'm not talking about a food baby either. 

There's a tiny baby bump there, I promise. 

Now that the proverbial cat is out of the bag within my own social circle, I don't have a problem sharing the big news with the interwebs - we are happily expecting our very own little creature! Of course we were planning to wait juuuust a smidgen longer, but sometimes your plan isn't the plan that is written in the stars. So we're starting a new chapter with this new grand adventure and it's no longer my biological clock that's ticking, but the countdown clock instead. With a mere 3 months to go, we still have a lot to do, but this little one is going to make a big entrance whether we're ready or not! 


Saturday, August 13, 2016

366 Days Recaptured

It's difficult to believe that a year with my love has already passed. I guess that old, cliché adage is true, "Time flies when you're having fun." At times it feels like it's only been a few months and other times I'm comforted by the feeling that it seems like it's been this way forever. I'm looking forward to all of the fun that will inevitably be in store for us as we make our way forward, but first, a reflection of our last year.

The last 366 days have turned out to be a leap year filled with welcomed surprises. Day one started off with an apology, which led to a confession that was followed by a declaration and was finally sealed with a kiss.

So far, it's been a crazy, pinch-me-I'm-dreaming kind of adventure and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

We've been wine tasting in Napa with friends, watched the super moon eclipse from the front lawn, and shared our first bottle of wine over a delicious home cooked meal that we made together. We've been to festivals, spent the holidays together with our families, and welcomed in the New Year with a well-deserved kiss. 

We've been to parties, celebrated family birthdays, and indulged in a little pampering. We've spent endless hours treasure hunting, took a whirlwind weekend road trip for my birthday (all a surprise and planned by him), and experienced quite an eventful trip to Reno in the Tesla.

We've been camping, let the sounds of music soothe our souls at concerts, and enjoyed a little VIP treatment along the way. We've explored new towns, taken countless trips to the coast, and we are currently waiting in anticipation to leave on our tropical vacation.

We've been making up for lost time. We've been making each and every moment count. We've been living our lives to the fullest and loving each other unconditionally along the way. Our love for each other is never-ending and there is no doubt it will stand the test of time. Nothing and no one will stand in our way because the bond of our love cannot be broken.


Friday, August 12, 2016

Simple Pleasures

Everything about work lately has been riddled with stressors. Thankfully, I was able to take a day off to recharge and regain part of my sanity in the process. Sleeping in until 7AM, having a small cup of coffee, and some avocado toast helped me begin my day bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. It was also a beautiful morning, so I made sure I didn't squander it and squeezed in a walk around the lake to truly get my morning started off on the right foot.

It's amazing the number of people who stare at their phones while walking the path. It seems like such waste to me. Granted, I did quickly take out my phone to snap this photo when I first arrived, but I didn't take it out again for the remainder of my walk. I don't know if it's the whole Pokémon Go craze or if people are just too connected at all times, but I'd rather take in the view of the hills, watch the dragonflies hover, the ducks swim, and the ground squirrels run around. I like to people watch and smile as I make eye contact with strangers. I like to enjoy the breeze and feel the sun kissing my skin. I like to appreciate the small things. 

While I can't change the people around me, I can make an effort to stay present and in the moment. I've certainly done a lot of that today and let me tell you, it feels so good. 


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Triple P

In an attempt to further my career, satisfy my creative yearnings, and exercise my brain, I have signed up for a PM course, a Photoshop class, and Polish language lessons.

Here's to reducing the hours dedicated to my social life, increasing my computer screen time, and accomplishing some goals. 

Do widzenia. 


Monday, February 15, 2016

Weekend Recaptured.

What better way to spend a weekend of love than with those you love? 

This weekend was filled with a lot of great food, 

time spent in the great outdoors, 

 and a great deal of chocolates.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

All Eyes On Me

A few years ago, the people in my life kept telling me, "2013 is going to be YOUR year!" While their intentions were nothing but good, I can tell you that 2013 wasn't exactly my best year ever. This was mostly because I was only just beginning the healing process from a relationship gone wrong - a challenge that made it all too difficult to be open, to trust, or to love anyone other than family or close friends. 

Now, three years later and three weeks into another fresh start, I have opened my heart, learned to trust again and am no longer leery of love. I feel renewed and ready for anything. The future is forever unknown, but I truly believe things are on the upswing for 2016. So keep your eyes open and keep them locked on me because this year may actually be my year. 


Friday, January 1, 2016

There is melancholy in the wind and sorrow in the grass

Every year I suffer from the day after Christmas blues. The excitement and anticipation that leads up to the 25th is so strong that the 26th nearly leaves me in a puddle of tears. The decorations that brought so much joy and happiness come down and life returns to the same old humdrum routine. To be frank, it's depressing.

Though my emotions may try to get the best of me, I remember what a wise friend once told me - Christmas is the last thing we look forward to each year and when it's over, we have a fresh start. It's this perspective that helps me to squash those feelings of sorrow and gaze upon the bright and shiny year ahead and the endless possibilities before me. So, as I start anew this January 1st, I leave behind any mistakes, mishaps, and misery that may have plagued me during 2015. Without the weight of those to hold me back, I will be able to carry the many treasured memories from the year before. And as I move forward into the unknown of 2016, I also carry with me the hope that this upcoming year will be filled with family and friends, an abundance of fun, and fanciful dreams come true.