Tag: travel

Don’t Waste Away Your Good Years

I received a text yesterday from a friend of mine asking…” would you pay $500 for a flight to New York if the room was free?” My response, “yes, if I had the money to spend.”

New Years Eve in New York? Duh, no brainer.

If you’re single and have your basics taken care of…why not? I don’t understand the two extremes. People who focus too much on saving and people who borrow money left and right. Neither in my opinion is a winner.

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Spring is here which means summer is near.

It’s that time again. Spring is here which means summer is near. But damn my allergies. This year is pretty bad. I’m having to double up on allergy pills. And it’s still not working great -_- You know what they say, can’t have a rainbow without some rain. It was like 78 degrees the other day and this morning it’s pouring. Bad for my morning commute but great for the drought. And by the way, it’s not watering my lawn that’s wasting the most water, it’s all these damn factory farms. America is so obese and obsessed with In and Out burgers that their oblivious to all the hell it causes. But, that’s another post.

Anyways, the winter has been pretty calm. Not too much going on. But a huge refection of sorts for me. It’s been really good. I’ve spent lots of time alone with my thoughts. I’ve grown, some more, lol. And that’s always the goal, growth.

I told myself this summer was going to be a low-key one. No big major trips. I wanted to focus on doing some home improvements. I’ve started to outline some things that I plan on getting done. Of course I will do what I can myself. I’m all about saving money 🙂 But not dumb enough to do things I know I can’t do.

I’ve also decided to put off school this summer. Unfortunately work has been very unstable. Thank you California port workers for that. A lot of people are suffering from the strike. Not to mention it cost the economy what…I believe a couple million a day? It was a lot, that’s all I know. It was an unexpected rough patch for me. Thank goodness I listened to Tony Robbins and Barbra Corcoran. We have to save for rainy days. If I hadn’t been disciplined enough to listen, I probably would have lost both my house and car. Now that, would have been some shit. But at the same time, they are just things. I know I can always rebuild. It just sucks when you work so hard for something and all the sudden it gets taken away. No fault of your own, the world just runs on money. Sad, but it does. I try to live simple though. I don’t need the newest house or $300 shoes. I love shoes, I love clothes. I’ve just learned the value of them. It doesn’t make sense to pay 100 bucks for something you can get for 30. Like a new house…I rather the luxury of being able to take time off, money in the bank and random trips instead of a very pretty house. I mean I don’t want some run down home. I just mean I rather have freedom, not a large mortgage payment. I’d be a salve to my job if I had a $2000 mortgage payment. No thanks!

Having an emergency fund is one of the best advice I’ve ever gotten. If you don’t have it, buckle down cause you need to. If you’re like me and don’t have any family to run to, I swear you need to do it. Pleeeeaaase trust me! I’m a little drained now. Some plans I did have will have to wait 😦 Like school cause it’s freaken expensive as heck. I’ll have to pick and choose. One of the many responsibilities of being a responsible adult….YAY! LOL

I think a lot of beach outings and day trips. I see plenty of bond fires on the horizon. One trip for sure…a weekend in West Hollywood. I’ve never been to LA pride. This summer, it’s on. For sure. Room is booked and time off has been approved.

See…that’s why summer is good. I can do a lot of things on a budget. BBQ’s and ocean views. Sounds good 🙂 I think I’m just overly excited because I know it’s coming and this rain is kind of a drag right now.

It’s a slow work week but I’m buried with homework and my writing and house work. It will still be a very productive week. I have some major writers block right now though. Hate it when that happens. Hopefully this post will help get the flow starting.

That’s it for this post. Until next time, take care and get some stuff done. I have some piping at home to tackle…omgggg 🙂

#BossBabe

 

Summer gets better
Summer gets better

All I Need Are Sandy Beaches

I could spend a lifetime on the beach. I wouldn’t need much. No need for a car, big house, much furniture or even much clothes for that matter 😉  I spent the weekend beach front in San Francisco. Had a little picnic and tried to keep my little best friend from biting other dogs LOL. Did some hiking. Spent time with my family. My son had a friend over, said it was his birthday and he wanted to spend time with us…? I was a little confused. But that’s besides the point. I set off to have a great weekend after a stressful week and I did. I wonder why I don’t do much of it. Doesn’t take much to do what you want, you just have to make it a point to do it. No excuses.  So, what did you do this past weekend? What’s the plan for next? I think it’s time to jot down a list.

Here are a few pictures I’d like to share 🙂

There’s nothing like looking out into the ocean. There’s nothing like the sound of waves drifting, crashing perfectly against the rocks.  Beautiful, I’m lost in all its glory. Time is still, my mind is free. I’m weightless, immerse in the moment. I stare off into the ocean thinking, there isn’t anything more heavenly.

 

Beauty and all it’s glory.

We're the only ones with our dogs on leashes LOL

Perfect ocean view. Chips are my weakness 😦
It’s seriously a long trail!
Awwwwwwwwww
To the left is my baby Macie and to the right is my baby Lucy who is my trouble maker when we’re out in public!