February 18, 2018: Anniversary Outing

Bright and sunny, a lovely afternoon to venture into Milford, PA for an anniversary dinner. Only the snow patches on the hills and rocks along route 15 gives away the crazy snowfall that took place the night before. It began as Andy and I were coming home from mass. Even though we were driving belowContinue reading “February 18, 2018: Anniversary Outing”

February 17, 2018: Both Sides

After spending a week managing my naturally wavy hair, I learned some valuable things about myself: Viewing waves in my hair throughout the day was not as uncomfortable as I thought it would be! Managing my wavy hair caused me to directly confront my perception of beauty. My fiancĂ© and friends have been truly supportiveContinue reading “February 17, 2018: Both Sides”

February 16, 2018: Friendship and Chinese New Year

I’m still waiting to hear from my friend from Puerto Rico to call back. The last time I spoke to her was over the weekend, about her situation with her mother’s grave site. This has been a very emotional time for her, to say the least. I’m hopeful that we can talk over the weekend.Continue reading “February 16, 2018: Friendship and Chinese New Year”

February 15, 2018: Anniversary

Today my fiance Andy and I celebrate 5 years together. It’s wonderful that we’ve shared many memories. We’ve known each other for several years, but lost touch after we graduated from college years ago. Thankfully social media reconnected our paths a few years ago. Andy and I got engaged over a year ago, and I’mContinue reading “February 15, 2018: Anniversary”

February 14, 2018: A Day of Celebration & Mindfulness

February 14 is now a special day in my life, in different ways. It’s Andy’s sister’s birthday, as well as the ‘day of love’ for many couples. Since Andy and I officially began our relationship the following day a few years ago, we celebrate our moment later on. Since a birthday is also honored today,Continue reading “February 14, 2018: A Day of Celebration & Mindfulness”

February 13, 2018: Breathe

As the days pass, it feels like the tasks build more and more, with little end in sight. My days begin very early, and they don’t end until after 6pm. Honestly, some days it’s tough to be in a positive attitude. In those crazy moments, I try to take a breath, and stay focused, soContinue reading “February 13, 2018: Breathe”

February 12, 2018: Priorities

The cemetery near my friend’s town in Puerto Rico closed over the weekend. There was immense damage from Hurricane Maria, so the only option officials have is to close the area. People who have loved ones still buried there can move them to another location, as soon as one is chosen. So the process ofContinue reading “February 12, 2018: Priorities”

February 11, 2018: My Wavy Hair

Today I’m beginning my journey to embrace my naturally wavy hair. Of course, it’s a rainy, foggy day in central NJ now, so it’s going to be fun to see how well it stays manageable! I guess it’s the best time to do it though. If I can keep my hair looking all right afterContinue reading “February 11, 2018: My Wavy Hair”

February 10, 2018: Hurricane Maria’s Lasting Impact

Last night I received a call from my best friend from Puerto Rico. We only spoke for a few minutes, but she shared with me another heartbreaking piece of information, due to Hurricane Maria’s impact on the island. A local cemetery was heavily damaged, with graves flipped open and dislocated. The area may need toContinue reading “February 10, 2018: Hurricane Maria’s Lasting Impact”

February 9, 2018: Morning Thoughts

So far the month has been pretty busy…at work I keep busy to maintain the monthly theme. I have a project underway that I hope comes out somewhat presentable. The work comes completely from the children, so I’m happy about that. I really need to figure out how to style my wavy hair. I usuallyContinue reading “February 9, 2018: Morning Thoughts”