March 30, 2015

Tips on Visiting the UAE for First-Timers- Guest Post

Hello lovelies,
I've been on a bit of a sabbatical lately. I didn't want to leave you guys high and dry so here's a great post by Jess from over at Tripelio, about traveling to the UAE.
There have been some amazing ticket deals lately to the UAE and tons of people are visiting.
If you're one of the lucky ones who come for a visit, please check out this post for some excellent ideas and tips.

March 24, 2015

Reflections on Turning Thirty-Two

It's the eve of my birthday and it's hard to believe I'm turning thirty -two. Dang! Sometimes I forget that I'm no longer in my twenties. When the heck did that happen???

Each birthday has in the past brought with it a fledgling sense of something bitter-sweet . On one hand I am truly happy and grateful that I am alive and healthy to see another year of life but on the other hand, I can't help but think of the moments of past that I didn't achieve something I wanted.

This year as I enter my 32nd year of life, I am choosing to focus only on the sweet part. I am thankful that I am here and have had many opportunities to attain so much of what I have set out to accomplish. And with the gift of another year, I will have more opportunities to add to my list of accomplishments. 

I've created a vision of what I want this new chapter of my life to look like and that is, a life filled with passion. I want to be passionate about the things that I do, whether it be my career or the things of interest I pursue. My tendency has been to start out being passionate about things and then like a dying engine, loose steam. But this year I am pledging to myself that whatever I choose to do, I will maintain the momentum until the very end.

That means being thoughtful about the choices I make and even the people I let into my life. My hope is that at the end of this journey, I can look back and be completely satisfied with the life I lived. 

There are many changes to come over the next twelve months. Some doors will be closed and new journeys embarked upon. I'm ready, albeit a little nervous about what the future holds, but whatever happens I will go forth with a heart full of passion. 

March 8, 2015

Gratitude Project #8

Hi lovlies,
Sometimes it's really hard to find things to be grateful for, I really had to think hard for this list but that's the point of my doing this project. I am proving to myself that there is always something to be grateful for.
this week I'm grateful for

  1. a sweet piece of watermelon. it's the perfect treat when you need something cool and refreshing. 
  2. life. 
  3. laughter
  4. a good night sleep

Thanks for reading. 
Besos xxx

March 2, 2015

March Goals + Weekly Wishes #48

Waiting for John Legend

Hey lovelies,
Happy Monday. I hope your weekend was awesome. Mine was so good.
I went to see Esperanza Spalding and John Legend at the Dubai Jazz Festival on Friday. I had such an awesome time. They are so talented!

So February is over and the best month of the year has begun.PArdon me if I'm a little biased. #sorrynotsorry.
This is the month the world received the gift of me, LOL. In 23 days I'll be 32. I swear though that sometimes I think I'm still in my 20's. Delusional much?

Kinda glad Feb is over to be hinest becasue I really didn't do so well with my goals. I'm ready for the new beginning and the chance to do much better this month.

February Goals
  • lose 5 pounds. I lost only 2 pounds but I'm not going to worry because I've been working out and eating great most of the time. My clothes are fitting better so I must be losing inches.  
  • No Shopping. Fail! Again. I bought some stuff as an early birthday gift. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
  • Save 200 bucks for my trip. I did save but I've decided to cancel my trip. I have some other financial obligations that need to take priority. I'm a little sad but sacrifices need to be made. Putting my big girl pants on and sucking it up. 
  • Follow my new Paleo meal plan for 4 weeks. The plan was very hard to follow, so I sent it back and got a refund. 
  • Read 2 books. Did it!!! I'm already half way through my 12 books goal
  • Church 2 times. Fail! 
  • Go on a couple dates. I actually went on a couple of dates. I realize that I hate going on dates. Can't the man of my dreams just show up at my front door with a diamond ring?

March Goals

  • Workout 5 days a week
  • No shopping. J.Crew be damned!
  • Read 2 books. I've already started 1 and it's so good. I'm sure I'll be done in no time. Looks like this goal is already in the bag. 
  • Sort all my clothes and get rid of stuff I no longer wear. 
  • Send out 3 resumes. 
  • Complete Whole30 round 2

This Week's Goals
  • Drink a minimum of 2.5 liters of water daily
  • Workout 5 days, minimum 30 minutes
  • Follow meal plan
  • Get car washed
  • Put away laundry
  • Be in bed by 9:30

So what are you guys working on for this week and for March? 
Hope you take a moment to share. I'd love to chat. 
Have a wonderful week my lovelies.