January 16, 2018: Special Days

During work today, I celebrated one of my students’ birthdays. Since I work with toddlers, it was a quick celebration, yet fun was had by everyone. The special birthday girl got to celebrate with her brother, and special treats were given to her friends. 

Birthdays are truly special occasions. My cousin’s special day is next week, and she will be 25. Although we have a considerable age difference, we’ve always been extremely close. She has a child of her own now, and I get excited hearing about her growth milestones. I hope to see these two special people very soon. 

January 15, 2018: MLK Jr.’s Message 

Martin Luther King Jr was a man who truly understood how people should interact with each other. He knew about the impact of silence, and how carrying such a weight can greatly hinder one’s mission. Communication is vitally important in order to express desires and passions. In my life I’ve seen too many instances of friends ending their paths due to small differences and petty issues. Time passes so quickly, and it’s important to not take connections for granted. We all lose so much by staying silent.

January 14, 2018: Making Memories

Back from my trip to central Pennsylvania. If I wasn’t working tomorrow, I would most likely be home later, but that’s the way it goes in the corporate working world. 

My time in Harrisburg was memorable, and I hope my friend had a fun birthday also. We had dinner and drinks at a brewery in Middletown, PA. My friend and her boyfriend told us great things about this place, so it was great to finally check it out firsthand. 

Earlier in the afternoon we spent time shopping at the local mall, then I taught her how to make Coquito back at her apartment. Coquito is a rich coconut drink mixed with rum. It’s very popular among us Puerto Ricans during the holiday season, but her birthday is still close to the holidays…and Coquito is pretty enjoyable to share with friends! 

It was a weekend with limited funds for me, yet I was glad to share time with my fiance, and our good PA friends. We managed to make the most of our time, and our friend enjoyed her celebration.

January 13, 2018

My fiance and I are en route to Pennsylvania, ready to take part in a friend’s birthday celebration this evening. I’ve known this friend for several years, and we enjoy the 2+ drive to her home every January. In some ways she reminds me of myself in my younger years, as she’s discovering many pop culture joys and trends later in life, like me. We also have a passion for Olympic game coverage, something that I loved watching with my best friend over the years. 

During the drive over I made my regular weekend call to my grandparents. It was brief, but I enjoy talking to my grandparents regularly. I look forward to seeing them in the next couple weeks. 

January 12, 2018: No Drama

I spent the end of the work week finishing up on paperwork and repairing fixtures that fell from the ceiling today. I wanted to put up some last pieces of artwork, but it can wait until Monday morning. 

I relaxed with my fiance with a nice dinner and Margaritas. Really relaxing for a couple hours, not worrying about drama or deadlines. I await for tomorrow, where I will be in Pennsylvania celebrating a friend’s birthday. I’m also hopeful that drama will steer clear from this friendly event. 

January 11, 2018: Shameful 

I come out of work and hear the news. Words, hurtful words were spoken from the supposed ‘leader’ of our country. The countless debates that followed afterwards, from the deeply offended to the truly shameful replies. How anyone can defend someone’s racist remarks is truly disheartening. As disappointing as it is, nothing will happen to his political standing. Unless we actively change our political landscape, he will feel powerful enough to continue shaming and berating his own people.

January 10, 2018: Birthdays and Patience 

The week has its work craziness, but speaking with friends, regardless of duration, is so worthwhile. I have a birthday celebration coming up in a few weeks, and I’m contacting close friends to gather…while I’m hopeful that it can be a location where everyone can meet, I understand that distance can hamper things. There’s one who might not be able to make it, but I can’t wait to meet with them in the coming future. 

There’s also a birthday coming up in my family that I’m looking forward to. My close cousin will be 25 at the end of January. I’m planning on giving her a special gift, but I need to make sure everything is just right before giving it to her. Hopefully she will have patience !