Farewell 2018, Hello 2019!

2018 was a trip. So many new experiences, places visited, and changes. We dealt with a lot of loss. It’s sad and heartbreaking, but it’s all part of the circle of life.

Loss always teaches me a lesson. The lesson from 2018: to love. Affection and all of that is what I want, but I ultimately don’t know how to do that. For example: hugging folks. If it’s reciprocated, sure. But if I’m the giver of it, I find myself being odd & awkward. I guess it’s just practice. Being willing to be open minded.

Reconnecting was another theme for 2018. We were so out of the loop, then we finally resurfaced. At the end of the day, family is all you have. Not everyone will see eye to eye, but somehow you gotta make it work. And even if it’s from a distance or full on separation, it’s important to respect each other no matter what. That’s growth.

I’m going to keep this short. I’m just going to continue to work hard, practice gratitude, and uplift myself through the good and bad. Growth is what I always strive for. I’m looking forward to 2019! Adventure is out there.

Peace and love,

b

MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 2, 2018.

Holiday festivities are in full swing in the city! After Thanksgiving, a lot of people are immediately in Christmas mode. I mean not everyone, but I certainly am. I love holiday movies (Hallmark & Lifetime! :P), buying a new roll of wrapping paper, and blasting Christmas music.

The countdown to holiday break was four weeks. It felt like a long time especially when you obsessively count, but time went by quickly. Woo!

This was a fun week! To the pictures.

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Merry Christmas Eve!

Hello to the world and my readers!

I’ve been MIA. Apologies!! The family and I have been busy preparing for the holidays. I can’t believe Christmas is almost here! I’m currently on holiday break. I’ve been able to sleep in, clean, hang out with the dogs, and watch a lot of The Simpsons on repeat. It’s so nice to just kick back and relax.

I went to my first 49ers game at Levi’s Stadium yesterday. I loved it! It’s a different vibe from baseball, but thumbs up. I’ll include that day during my weekly update. I’m quite behind with my photos. I’m hoping to be all caught up before the New Year! It can be done.

An updated entry will be up soon. Thank you for your patience.

Happy Holidays to you and yours. Eat, drink, and be merry! Sending you all so much love.

b

MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: NOVEMBER 19-25, 2018.

We had to say goodbye to our dear Coco. It was difficult, but we knew she was at peace. We’ll love you forever.

This chapter of our lives (adolescence) has come to an end. Turning the page for new adventures with Beari and Sally. They’ll always be the three amigos though. As I’ve mentioned before, each and every dog who has come into our lives has taught us so much. It’s allowed me to open my heart and care for another dog. There’s so much room in my heart, although it isn’t the strongest. Each dog was/is special.

I dedicate this post to our family dogs, past and present. ❤

To the pictures!

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MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: NOVEMBER 5-11, 2018.

This was a typical week for me. Nothing too exciting other than purchasing tickets to finally see Ariana Grande live + the Spice Girls reunion concert tour!!! 🙂 I also voted during Election Day! It’s always exciting to exercise my civic duty.

The Giants are finally moving forward with a new head of operations. Change is on the horizon. We as fans are pretty stubborn and attached to certain players. But if he must go, he goes. 😦 #MADBUM

To the pictures!

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MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: OCTOBER 29-NOVEMBER 4, 2018.

I felt highs and lows this week. I think transition is a difficult concept to wrap my head around. No matter what, it happens and you have to adapt. Dad is off to the Philippines. I’m hoping to finally visit in the next year or so.

Halloween was okay. I didn’t wear a costume this year. I was in love with my Mickey ears though! Y’all will see why. 🙂

October came and went. Here’s to November.

To the pictures!

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LET ME THINK 27.

Currently playing: Martha My Dear

I’m a crying mess.

I’ve always been an emotional person ever since I can remember. Death is a part of life and I’ve dealt with it for the last two years: relatives and pets.

I find myself sleeping late. My sleeping patterns haven’t regulated. I also find myself looking for Coco. She was a big part of our routine. I miss washing her bowl, getting her food ready, and sitting with her on my lap as we all watched TV. I think one of the reasons why I haven’t been too keen on updating my blog is because it was her last few weeks with us and we didn’t even know it at the time. 😦

(I will update when I’m ready. I just need some time.)

I’ve been looking through old pictures. It’s comforting, but also very sad. Time flies. And it never stops even if you want it to.

The dogs I grew up with have taught me so much: how to love, to be a friend, to be patient, to be kind, and to be comforting. I miss all of them every day. I’ll never forget them. Thank you for everything.

Good night.

b

RIP Coco.

Coco (2001-2018) passed away peacefully on Monday, November 19, 2018.

It’s been somber at home. But we all know she’s in a better place. We just miss her presence. She was the sweetest dog ever. It really won’t be the same without her especially with the holiday season approaching.

Run free, girl. I hope you’re enjoying all the food and treats. Until we meet again, darling.

I love you.

b

MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: OCTOBER 22-28, 2018.

I honestly can’t remember too much about this week. It’s the usual: dogs, work, food, and other events. Lol.

We did bring Coco to the ER vet due to a stomach issue, the gala for APF, watching the World Series, seeing LA lose (bahaha), and Ariana Grande’s tour dates were released. That made me super happy! 🙂

To the pictures!

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