One of the most significant times I ever failed at something in a way that hurt was my senior year of undergrad.
I’d been running for months to train for the Colonial Half Marathon, a race held annually in my college town. All the most active people who weren’t otherwise playing a varsity sport ran the Colonial Half. Lots of girls I looked up to had run it in years past, and I desperately wanted to be one of them.
Back and forth. My brain feels like a ping-pong ball is bouncing around inside it, trying desperately to come to some kind of rest. With every post, every bucket list goal, every scan of the news, every conversation with someone who isn’t like me, the thoughts keep rolling.
Hola, amigos! Today I write to you from the warmth of Puerto Rico!
If you know me in real life you may know that I am half Puerto Rican, although I don’t appear Hispanic at all. Most people think I’m your regular ol’ white girl, which I pretty much am in my physical features. But you know I got that Latina blood in me.
Being here these past few days has been a much needed escape from the hustle and bustle of winter city life. It’s as warm as my summertime dreams and as beautiful as paradise. My family and I spent a few days on the beach in the southern part of the island, and now we’re up in the mountains on the east side with extended family.
But more on this later. For now we have lots to catch up on! I’ve been crossing off a few things from the bucket list and I’m pumped to share with you.
There was a moment in these past few months when I almost killed The Next Seven.
October had just rolled in and life was simultaneously feeling too full and yet not full enough. My days were packed with activities.
Between running almost every day in training for a half marathon, writing and submitting poetry to journals, stuffing my weekends and nights with New York City adventures, attending and studying for school, spending quality time building up my personal relationships, and working at the hospital, there was barely any time for blogging.
And it started to feel kind of pointless to blog. I didn’t feel like I was really creating a platform that drew others to read and respond. And keeping this site up and running was taking up a bit of my time that I could have been using to work towards other items on my bucket list. Continue reading “Why I Almost Took Down This Site & Why I Didn’t”→
The first week of the December has come and gone, friends! How are you doing with the December Reflection Challenge? It’s been helping me slow down for just a few seconds every day to reflect on all the good things that happened in 2016 – my happiest memories, biggest accomplishments, and favorite milestones.
And now we’re coming to the end of the week, which means it’s time for me to do a Weekly Wrap-Up and account for what I crossed off my bucket list over the past seven days. Only this time I’ll be looking back on the past two weeks, since last Friday I posted my Winter 2016-2017 Bucket List instead of a Weekly Wrap-Up.
I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been feelin’ the lazy bug lately. My fall semester of grad school is wrapping up and that means it’s finals time for me. Which means all I want to do is wrap myself up in some cozy blankets, pour a nice glass of wine, stare at my Christmas lights, and ignore any and all responsibilities I have to be a real person.