Pushing, moving, working

Spring is here

Spring is moving in, and the mornings feel glorious now. I had to brighten up the blog around here, what do you think?

Even the rainy days are necessary and welcomed. Last night, the sky ominously turned shades of gray before the sun was officially to set. An orchestra of thunder paraded the sky. It was a scary sight to be driving around in, but when the rain came down, it reminded me of Costa Rica. It was one of those hard rain showers, that first fell as sloppy drops before they turned into uniform sheets of water. It felt as if the sky’s regrets came violently drop by drop.

The mood reminded of me of Carl Thomas’ Summer Rain song. It was wonderful opening my balcony door and listening to the sheets of rain coming down. I got to cool down my humid apartment with the wind coming in. I am missing home at this time, that very enigmatic concept of home. Except I’m not exactly sure what “home” I’m missing.

Home is whatever you want it to be, in my opinion. It can be a place, a feeling, family members, friends, food, good memories. Or a new tradition. New experience. A place you desire to be your home.

I’ve been living in this area for going on 3 years. Not quite sure it’s “home” yet. And maybe it’s not meant to be. It could be a transition to my next experience, the journey to finding my new traditions. I made some great memories here. Accomplished some great things. I got a second chance at a career, and I’m finishing my first year in the field come July. I’ve been in love. I’ve been in lust. I am in love. I made friends. Friends left the area. Classmates also stayed. It’s been crazy. I’ve had lows and highs, and I’ve also met some really memorable people. I’ve pushed, I’ve moved. I am working. I’m “adulting” with my own apartment (sorta), bills, car notes, federal loans. Man, the grind is real.

I’ve done some significant work on myself, addressing my mental health issues. Last week, I began taking anti-depressants. I’m giving it a shot for 5 weeks. This was not a small decision, but I made an adult decision about how I want to manage my current symptoms. To be honest it seems like I’ve barely grazed the surface on the amount of work that needs to be done.

But I’m no quitter. 🙂 Happy Spring!

What does home mean to you? Do you inhabit home right now?


Pushing, moving, working

Spring+School= Torture

There’s nothing quite torturous than beautiful spring weather and having to endure sitting in evening classes for 2 and a half hours 3 days a week. *sigh* #gradschoolpains

The Spring semester is almost done, with about 4 weeks to go! I continue on to a first Summer Session, which ends right around mid or the end of July. I am really looking forward to Spring and Summer in the City! Everything about Spring makes me happy and I look forward to being able to explore this city, find new hang out spots, explore new events and just be in the company of good people!

The pull that is social events/invites while trying to balance school responsibilities is really hard to resist! I am trying to be open to doing things like studying outdoors, and I may begin riding my bike to school.

In the meantime, the weather is calling for comfortable nights and a change in wardrobe. Last night, I stumbled upon the blog of a fashionista and style maven who sews her own clothing! Not only are her designs incredible, but I think I may even have a girl crush! I love the way she puts her outfits together for her body type and I want to cut my hair like hers!!

Her name is Mimi, you can her see her DIY blog here.

What do you think of her looks? 


Click picture for Mimi’s website!


Any new habits you want to cultivate this Spring?


Spring+School= Torture