16 December 2014

Finals Are Over And Now I Have A Life!!!

I have to admit, this semester almost got me. The last month was so busy I barely had time for myself. But, I won't complain! Its for the future after all. Now, I just have to wait for my final grades and then I can breath. I was really stressing about the finals for my psychology class, because the grade is based on the scores of only 4 tests and those tests to me, weren't easy. Instead of just memorizing information, theses tests were based on conceptual knowledge so it was sort of easy to not do well if you didn't understand the topic fully. I found out I got a 90 on that last test which was great because I was shooting for an 85. And that is not me short changing myself…I was just being realistic based off my scores for the previous exams. And then there was the stress from my geology final. Geology should be easy right? Well it should be if the professor tells you to study the last 4 chapters covered and the study the first 3 tests. I went to take the final after doing that only to find that he used NONE of the questions from the first 3 tests and they were completely different. Almost fell out in the classroom. After a few days of worrying I emailed him and he told me I was 1 point away from a B, but I still got an A in the class which at the end of the day, is the only thing that matters. Talk about relief! Now, once all my grades post I will know its real. 2 more semesters until I graduate!!!!

Anyways, I also won't act like I was only focused on school because that is far from the case. There was definitely some fun in there :) I went out on lots of dates, completed a 10 mile hike, went ice skating and this past weekend I went to an amusement park. I am kind of bad with taking photos, but I promise I am getting better!!! And now, that school is out, I can focus more time on blogging and I have a couple of things that I want to get into.

Photo time!

Santa!!!

Mandatory fun day with peeps from my unit

My battle buddies :) 


My battle buddies! We we at another battle buddies wedding! 





Made it to the Bridge of Nowhere!

You can't see it, but if you were to fall..its a pretty LONG drop!

Bridge to Nowhere


The hiking group!


30 October 2014

Thursday Beauty Fix: DIY Coffee Scrub

I don't know about you guys, but I don't like to spend a whole lot on beauty products. Now, I will admit there are some favorites that I like to splurge on every now and then, but nothing beats DIY beauty. When you make it yourself you can add whatever you want to it based on your skin needs and your pockets.

One recipe I want to share with you guys is a facial/body scrub that is super easy and affordable to make at home.


29 October 2014

A Quinceañera and The San Andreas Fault

I recently had the honor of going to a quinceañera and was unlike anything I had ever been to. Pretty cool experience especially since I had never had anything like that growing up, so it was pretty cool to live vicariously through my friends daughter. Who knows? Maybe I will get something like that one day. Obviously its too late for a sweet 15 or sweet 16, but maybe for a cough cough. HA!
A girl can wish right?

I actually had drill that weekend, so as soon as I got released I drove back to the valley to so I could attend. Seems like every time I have drill something fun comes up and most of times I am unable to go, but I was able to make this and I am so happy and thankful that I did.

This is my favorite pic!!!!

08 October 2014

Detachment

Photo Credit: Death to the Stock Photo
One who has finally learned that it is in the nature of objects to come and go without ceasing, rests in detachment and is no longer subject to suffering.

Over the last few weeks I have been learning to become detached. Detached from things that are toxic to my health and well being, detached from things that aren't making me happy, etc…I have been learning to do those things without feeling like shit for doing it. After all, why should I be sad? Why should I depressed? Why should I feel resentful? Especially when other people are out there living their lives. Why shouldn't I live mine? 

So, that is what I started doing. Even though the relationship has been over for well over a year now, I finally told my ex that I was done a few weeks back. I don't want any calls, texts, NOTHING. I can't move on to greener pastures if I'm still stuck in the mud. He was understandably pissed off, said some things that he thought might hurt me, but it didn't and I stuck to my resolve. And it was one of the best days I had in a really long time. Since then I have been living my life, going out on dates and enjoying hanging out with friends. Things I wasn't doing when I was still attached. I'm wearing makeup, not dressing up like a bum all the time, doing my hair. And its great. Now, I am not going to say every day is a great, but everyday is not miserable and I am making strides to have an even better life. 

I know lately I have been off with the posts and I am not going to give you an excuse for why. Because its just life. I hope you will continue to check out my blog and follow me on my journey :) 

19 September 2014

I Am Back!!!

So this week has been the busiest week I have had since leaving active duty. And I am so happy it is over. I had my first two tests of the semester--both on the same day, plus I had a training yesterday for a crisis helpline. That training is 8 weeks long and needless to say, my next several Thursdays will be my long days. I am actually getting nervous about the school thing because this time next year, I will be in my final semester and I will finally graduate with my BA in psychology. I have already started planning what I am going to do next (grad school) and I am laying the foundation for beefing my educational resume up and getting experience in the field so that I can become more competitive in the application process. And I bought some books so I can study for the GRE so I can get started on that early. This person right here has goals and is determined to make it because there is no other way.

So what else have I been up to? Aside from school, I have been working on myself. One big thing that has happened in the last two weeks is that I finally cut the strings on the one thing that was holding me back for so long. You know, its hard to move on and progress when someone has got you as a prisoner mentally. I have known what I needed to do for a while, but sometimes bad habits are hard to break and things are hard to let go. When I did finally let it go, it was like the weight had been lifted off my shoulders and for the first time in a really long time, I felt happy. Now don't get me wrong, everyday is not a happy day, but I do see the light at the end of tunnel. I know I am being very vague about the details, but its still kind of raw and I feel like I need time to process it and get more clarity before I divulge more details.

Anyways, it feels good to actually be writing a blog post because it has been forever! I just needed to take a step back and get myself together before I could continue writing, but now I am getting to a point to where I am good. Plus, I have been thinking about the direction in which I want my blog to go. I think I am going to definitely be doing more life posts, but not in the sense that I am going to be giving advice. I want them to be more about how I see it/how I relate and what I feel about the situation, so be on the look out for those. Plus, more fitness and food topics. And yes, I am still on my fitness journey and I am  still running!

So that is it for now, I actually have to study for yet another test next week and get some readings done for another class that I have to write a paper for. Trying to get better at this not procrastinating thing!

Here are a some photos that I have taken while I have been MIA! 

Talk soon loves!

Everytime we go for our run she always has to stop and say hi to her bff. This same pony always comes to the fence too.
Everytime we go for our run she always has to stop and say hi to her bff. This same pony always comes to the fence too.

My aunt sent me some goodies from home!!! Can't go wrong putting some old bay seasoning on it!


This is what she does to be close to me. She wants me to stop doing my homework

She is mad about this pic LOL





Out for some labor day drinks

Ruby really didn't want to be out there with him 


Ruby wants to know why he is so big


According to Ruby, if her whole body is not on the furniture, then she is not actually not on it and is NOT breaking the rules.