Hump Day Thoughts

Happy Hump Day!


Yes! I know I haven’t been on here in a very, very long time but I honestly don’t regret it.  I’ve been out living life, getting married, enjoying my time with family and definitely putting a lot into perspective.

It’s awesome to come back here and read all my small blurbs on life.  It definitely helps me reminisce and see the different phases and/or emotions I’ve gone through.  Growth is such a beautiful thing!  Sometimes it may come with hurt due to moving forward without someone or something you’ve been so used to.  But in order to grow one needs change and  I’ve never been one to be complacent or remain stagnant.  NO WAY!   I would much rather hurt through the truth than live in an absolute lie.

As I’ve always said, I am grateful for all the experiences in my life.  Whether they were small, big, good or bad, I have always taken something away from them.

Lately, I’ve learned that I must always think of myself and my growing family first.  Sometimes being so selfless isn’t a good thing.  I will continue to help others when needed, that, I would never change.  My heart is way too big to ever be mean and turn down a person in need.  But sometimes when you say “YES” to others, you may really be saying “NO” to yourself, your beliefs and your dreams.  This is where my problems lies.  I am quick to say “YES” and commit to something, whether it is causing me to spread myself to thin, creating a financial burden for myself or even jeopardizing valuable time I can spend on my family.  Better to learn late than never right??  As you grow older and wiser (and of course get advise from momma and momma-in-law) you’re able to identify not only the issues surrounding you but also the issues within.  Thank you mom for being such a realist with me.  I believe its helped me see things for what they are, identify issues and rectify problems in a logical manner.  I am ready to fix some issues, let go of others and move forward!

I am completely happy with the life I live, the choices I have made, the ambition and drive that keep me going, and I am happy with my little family!  So desde hoy en adelante, (from here on out) I will be focusing on my career, my family, my dream home and future business endeavors!

Stay tuned!




Bike Riding

I am always talking about trying new things in the city.  I wanted to take a day from the norm and do something that a tourist would do.  Sometimes many of us New Yorkers don’t take advantage of the AMAZING city we live in, so Carlos and I decided to rent bikes and ride around central park this past Sunday.

The place we rented the bikes from was called Bike Rental Central Park.  It was located on 57th street (between 8th and 9th avenue).  I was so excited to ride after not riding for ages!  We paid $20 for 3 hours of riding.  Once we paid we went over to pick out our bikes.  AND that’s when the nerves kicked in!  How the hell was I going to ride a bike when I haven’t rode one since I was a teenager.  Carlos seemed so comfortable and that made me feel even worse.  We were a couple of blocks away from the park so we had to ride ON the streets!  Yup! I said ON the streets, as in that big grayish-black concrete floor where all the cars and  NYC yellow cabs are zipping on.  I wanted to barf.  I would have never thought I would be so nervous about riding a bike!!  But I couldn’t look like a chump next to these “big bad” 5 year olds riding like professionals.  So on my bike I went!

On our way to the park, I stopped a couple of times and pretty much walked my bike there but once we were there I rode for the rest of the time.  Central Park is a bit intimidating because there are so many people walking by, crossing the rode and other bikers just zipping by.  I was tensed at first but once I got the groove of things, I did okay.  I even rode the bike back to the shop, on the streets, riding in front of Carlos and yelling out “HEY I GREW SOME BALLS!” Oops! Not very lady like right?  :-/

I was only able to get one picture while we were taking a Gelato break.  I’m still new to this so there wasn’t a lot of multi tasking, especially not one handed handle holds and picture snapping! NO WAY!

Carlos’ chocolate gelato and our bikes