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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
Today was very busy, and I questioned whether I would be able to complete the goals I set for myself today. Plans were turned upside down due to a late work adjustment, yet I still managed to complete the crafts I set out to do. There are still a couple displays in the room to complete, and it never feels enough. I guess it should give more inspirstion to for ideas.
I would also love to create more poetry, ones that revolve around love and friendship. I’m glad that I’m writng daily in 2018, and now it’s time to create more material around the content.
A new week, a fresh start on my woven path. Today I was determined to take on the tasks at work that was too time consuming first. That way I can focus on my craft displays, which need some extra love. My goal for tomorrow is to address two areas in the room that need tending to.
I’m learning that creativity flows more easily when I’m hard at work. I can flesh out an idea as I go along, tinker with it, until I have it just right. Tomorrow will be another day of tinkering, and it will be lovely to see what emerges.
Truly a day for relaxation. It’s bitterly cold, yet my fiance and I had an appointment with an allergist this morning. The results were negative for a possible shellfish allergy, and I am very relieved by this news. The rest of the day was spent in a warm home, reading ‘American Gods’ and searching for classroom materials. I’m a quarter of the way into the book. It’s quite interesting…a story set in modern times, with mythology blended in. Looking forward to seeing what happens next.
This evening we’re going to a goth club for more relaxation, and drinks. It will be even colder, but I haven’t been to QXT in a couple months, and I need the escape for a couple hours. It’s good to revisit goth music spots.
So, I did it…at work I voiced a concern that was really bothering me for a few days now. After the discussion, I felt a split second of regret, followed by relief. Speaking my mind at work was something that I would have never done a year ago. Doubt has taken up residency in my mind for far too long, and I’m tired of it.
While I still have many things to complete in my room, I’m relieved that I had the chance to speak. I can only hope that my opinion will be taken seriously.