National Selfie Day!

Since it’s national selfie day! Woop woop 🤳🏽Also, I’m reppin’ one of my favorite bands of all time, Deftones!🤟🏽😎

Quick story about them: I went through a bad phase in life a long time ago and well, I won’t dive into that now but for a while I couldn’t even listen to them because it brought back such bad memories but now I listen to them ALL THE TIME. No bad memories here 🙅🏻‍♀️ just lessons learned. Anyway, I enjoy listening to them soooo much more now and I’ve seen them three times. I’m hoping to see them this year outside of Florida. It’s on the Bucket list.

We shall see!

So Back to the selfie post:

I used to take more selfies, well when I was like in my 20s. Now I’m like meh…people know I how I look and I think I’m cute. I don’t take selfies to remind myself, I just look in the mirror and say “you da bomb” and do a little dance 💣💥💃🏼 honestly, I feel weird when I watch someone take a selfie. Is that strange? Like “eww do I look like a dumbass when I take one or is it just normal now?”

Hmmm 🤔

Random thoughts here… don’t mind me!

Happy thirstyThursday loves!

Fear.

“Fear is not a trivial matter. In many ways, it restricts our lives; it imprisons us.”

So I have been a little M.I.A., been fighting some big ass demons. lol. I just want to talk about something I think that we all face – knowingly or not. Maybe you don’t always feel it but when you do, you don’t know what to do. It causes anxiety, stress, heartache…and you know what it’s a real bitch. Constantly stopping you from what you want to do or pursue and to be honest, I never thought that I would be the person to even own up to this but I will, fear, it has stopped me from living my life to the fullest.

I have a huge fear of letting people down and/or disappointing them.

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Sioux City, Iowa

Happy Wanderlust Wednesday!

So know I’ve slacked on my wanderlust Wednesday’s, guilty as charged lol.  Last I mentioned I was traveling to Iowa, ugh weather was terrible. I was hoping for some snow or something but it was foggy, rainy and a little cold. Weather made exploring difficult, not to mention I did not have a car so I was kind of floating around or did whatever I could by foot.

I went to Iowa to visit family that I don’t get to see, ever. They actually had no idea I was coming up! My family originally is from Santa Ana, California but a few of them moved to Sioux City, Iowa. It’s really not as bad as people think, I mean, it’s like any state in the midwest, we just don’t hear about Iowa as much. There are no beaches but they have seasons and hills/mountains! Making the sunsets quite nice actually.
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Happy New Year!! 

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Woohoo!! Many have been saying that 2016 was a really crappy year and well, I hate to jump on the bandwagon but it certainly was not my favorite either. A lot of bad memories but buried in those bad memories are some great highlights and since it’s a new year, I’m going to be positive! It’s a new day, set new goals, realistic goals though. LOL. I’m just saying, there are a lot of people out there with these outrageous goals that even they question whether or not their goals are attainable. Challenge yourself but not to the point where you will want to give up. One of my professors in journalism always said “don’t forget to KISS” aka “keep it simple stupid.” So yea….simple yet challenging.

Anyway last year I said I would keep up with my blog and that TOTALLY did not happen. Aside from working a 9-5 job, I decided to go back to school to pursue a bachelors in accounting. I have been doing accounting since I was 17 so it just made sense to make a career out of it, also for a reliable source of income. I guess eventually we have to grow up.  I love my job but accounting is just not my passion. I have an itch for something else, something crafty, something that involves being hands on, something creative but I – like a lot of people in the world – don’t know where or how to start. If I can keep up with my studies I will be about 2 years away from graduating, so it’s on!! In the past I have always said I want to do this and I want to do that but I just never do. Not because I can’t get to my goals but because I end up biting more than I can chew and not setting goals. So now I have them!! I have to stop looking for the opportunity but instead create my own opportunity. Time to hit the books, get back into shape and pursue something I’ve been putting on the back burner for a long time now. This year is the year, this is your year, this is my year! 

So here’s to a new fierce and fabulous year, to a year full of new adventures, to a year full of happiness and laughter and of course, success! CHEERS!

I am ready for you 2017! Bring it. 

Credit Card Rant

Ever been a victim of fraud and/or theft? ‘Twas my first today. I had to go through the frustration of having to cancel cards and dispute charges. WHAT A PAIN!

Let me first start by saying, thank you to the jerk that stole my cards at Starbucks. THANKS!

People I tell ya, people. Some are so pleasantly kind while others are just straight up assholes. You know, it would never occur to me to steal someone’s identity or personal belongings.

I spent six hours studying, researching and writing papers at Starbucks yesterday and after all that, my ass left my card holder that contained money, my debit card and credit cards. I didn’t even notice that I had left it until 10 PM when I went to pay at the register at Ross. Thankfully I had some cash on me, so I didn’t look like a dumb ass with a bunch of random crap and nothing to pay with.

Upon paying, I immediately called Starbucks to see if anyone had turned in my stuff, I literally left there two hours before but no answer. I spent four hours this morning calling the store to find out about my stuff and still NO ANSWER! WTH.

Finally, after dropping off my sister at the airport this afternoon, I drove my ass straight to Starbucks and while waiting in line to speak to a manager, I called the store. Of the five visible staff not one person picked up the phone. I was stunned, I couldn’t believe it. So I asked why they were not answering the phone calls and the shift manager [who was so freakin’ rude] told me that the phone must not be working yet I just saw her look at the phone as it lit up, obviously it was ringing and maybe on silent, come on, really?

I asked about my cards and she said to give her ten minutes to look, which actually meant “give me ten minutes while I empty out every garbage can that you can see sight and then I will assist you.” I was livid. Ultimately, after waiting she went behind the counter and checked [which took her two minutes] and said that no one turned in my cards.

Of course not.

What in the hell happened to having a conscience? What direction is mankind heading in? It’s questionable for sure. I actually thought that maybe, just maybe, the person who came across my belongings would turn them in. NOPE.

Why didn’t I just call and cancel my cards? Because I wanted to give humanity a chance to prove me wrong and that there is still good in the world.

Anyway, someone got a hold of my cards and whoever this little s**t is paid their Amazon bill and also racked up a nice tab on Amazon with my credit card. Oh, but it gets better. They needed my address so that the payment could go through, this smart imbecile! They paid for a full report on me from Peoplefinder.com which includes not only my full name, date of birth and previous address but my current address, people related to me, and telephone numbers.

Umm…What? Is this legal?

Can someone please explain to me why it is that easy to get someone’s personal information?! I’m quite disturbed and this makes me wonder, how often do people obtain these records and how many people are being stalked?? LOL. But seriously, does it look like I want to end up on the I.D. (Investigation Discovery) Channel?

This dummy just paid their bill with my debit card, luckily my online statement provided me with an Amazon payment confirmation number that can be traced. I want to laugh but at the same time, I’m so angry. What is this person thinking? At least go buy some groceries or something.

Ugh, I want to believe that that there are ethical people out there and I am sure that there are but I keep running into these types of situations that make me question people and their motives. It’s giving me a sour taste in my mouth of what our future holds. I sound like a pessimist, sheesh! I can’t help it. I really love life, the world, and everything in it but wow, just wow.

So back to these online reports, it’s scary as hell! Does anyone know if there is a way to get that information off the internet and if so, HOW?!