Tuesday, August 4, 2015


To say that this year has been a transformative one feels like an understatement. Since the last time that I updated this site I have:

  • Started a new full-time job  
  • Left both previous jobs, leaving me now with only the day job, with my nights and weekends completely free for the first time in four years (what!!??) 
  • Started exercising regularly (but not daily of course, I mean come on now) 
  • Entered into the last year of my twenties (30 is right around the corner!)  
  • Started riding my bike again 
  • Played tennis for the first time in probably a decade 
  • Started making legit progress on my apt  
  • Gone paddle boarding 
  • Gone to Mexico 
  • Gone to Canada 
  • Finally got some damn stamps on my passport 
  • Flown First Class 
  • Explored a foreign city entirely on my own 
  • Started working in multimedia production and content creation (fancy way of saying that I started shooting and editing film, not just photography)  
  • Started feeling more and more like I might actually turn out ok.

So much more to say, but I think I will just start with this.

It feels good to be back.

*photo above: sign in front of a small store in Dupont Circle, straight outta my phone. Gotta get to editing some photos, but that's all part of the process. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Trying to Make Progress

Trying hard to make progress on my apartment. I need to finally get a handle on my "coat closet" by the front door. No matter how many times I try to take everything out, i always end up putting it all back in before I really get a handle on it. Unfortunately I have to go back to work tonight, and then I have to back to my day job tomorrow. Winter Break is officially over.

Monday, January 5, 2015

2015: Day 5

So, today was a decently productive day.

I got up, talked to my parents, spoke to the bank and got them to lower my interest rate on my credit card from the ASTRONOMICAL rate that it was at down to 8% less, went to see a movie that I had been wanting to see, got one step closer to finally sending all of my suuuuper delayed Christmas gifts to my nieces and nephews, and went to a Zumba class with a friend of mine, first class in like over 6 months actually.

So, at least I can say that so far, I am making strides in furthering my financial and physical well being in 2015. Not too bad, if I do say so myself.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to find where my ass went, because ever since I got back from my Zumba class, I cannot seem to stay in this damn chair. My body just keeps slipping off......

Video above: A promo video for the Zumba classes I attended last spring. And if you look hard enough, I am actually in this video.... lord.... However, for the record, clearly they make it look all fun and easy in the video to get people to come, and it is really fun, but know this: ZUMBA IS NOT EASY. ANYONE WHO TOLD YOU IT IS, LIED. Or hasn't taken Eric's class.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Goodbye 2014: A Recap

So, in looking back at my New Year's Intentions for 2014, I realized that, perhaps despite my feelings about the past year, that it was better than I give it credit for. 

In recapping my achieved vs yet to be achieved intentions, I have actually completely accomplished like 5, and have partially tackled at least half of them, so I am going to work harder to work on them this year. 

Challenge Accepted.  

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Songs of Inspiration

Song of the day: "Shake It Out" by Florence + The Machine.

'Nuff said.

Friday, January 2, 2015

2015: Here We Go Again

As I kick off my first entry of the new year, all I can think about is how I did not finish my NaBloPoMo challenge, and upon realizing that didn't write anything for the rest of the year. Either way, I think that I am going to use 2015 as my time to reflect, reclaim, and restore some parts of me that I don't really give alot of attention to on the larger scale. I want this year to be about finding out what exactly it is that I want and making strides towards it, and trying, as always, to not let myself get in my own way.

So, here we are,  

Thursday, January 1, 2015