Monday, August 18, 2014

Appreciation


When I'm driving on the Freeway, I always wonder where the people next to me are going. Some are in a rush, some singing and some shaking their heads. Me? I'm either rapping to Drake or feeling melancholic to Lana.  

Do you guys know what I was thinking about today? I love the way my dad thinks of little details for my siblings and I. He says things like: "I noticed you need this" or "don't stress too much! Take a day off!" If only he would take his own advice. That man works harder than anyone I know. 

On the other hand, my mom ALWAYS makes sure we have a souvenir tee from every place she travels to. I just think to myself - mom I have so many tee's! She's the best though. I often get a call, just to be asked: "DID YOU EAT YET?!" Even from afar she tries to keep her mom duties in order.  

My siblings? They're so different, but yet so similar! I appreciate  their little acts of kindness. Whether it's planning our dinner or finding random donuts on the table, it never gets old. 

Then there are my friends, and the way they light up my life. We're currently all in our zone. I just want you all to know that I appreciate you; I love seeing you grow. 

This city, LA, I love you. Thank you for giving me the freedom to roam your streets and explore your options. 

Now... what do you appreciate? 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy Birthday to my Best Friend.

I hope that you never stop smiling, I hope that I can always make you laugh. I hope that you are blessed with a life full of health. If there's anything we've learned together is that nothing will be constant in our life, we will always be changing. We can only hope the road always leaves room for one another. I want to be reading this 20 years from now and still feel the love and loyalty. I see your love and your hard work in your daughter and its a miracle that there's a piece of you exploring the world. I love you forever and always, Till we choose our old lady cruises 50 years from now.


" Valerie and I loved quotes, and it's like we're still 11 dreaming of our perfect love."

Monday, July 28, 2014

Summertime

This heat has been like no other, If you're still thinking twice about recycling I don't know what to say to you..  The fact is times are changing and nothing is like it used to be. We're adapting to new things, fresh starts.

I'm very Thankful that these new things come with old friends.









btw don't  watch any back to school commercials. we're in the Peak of Summer, we have so much left to go. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

LA Places: Cinespia



Cinespia is one of my favorite Summer activities in LA! and throughout the years it has grown so much, it's  harder to catch a showing and park inside the cemetery but it's still possible. I had to plan this more than a month in advance to make sure tickets weren't sold out.  First time I watch a scary movie and i loved it. If you have a chance to experience a movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery you will not regret it. You may purchase tickets here. Grab your friends, a picnic basket, some wine and enjoy the show.

xo.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Overcoming Obstacles: Guest Post

This post is about  overcoming obstacles because to me this Working Woman has overcome a lot. I am so happy to be her best friend and have her in my life but more so, I want you to be inspired by her story and how she's working hard everyday to be the best version of herself. To be a GIRLBOSS is not easy but how different her life is from a year ago .. is truly a story to tell. 



My list of goals last year consisted of getting a great stable job, buying my own car, taking Shaila on vacation and officially moving out on my own and I did it! As of last month I put the last check on my list, to most it's a simple list but to me it's all I wanted. To be honest the me two years ago was completely lost, I had no idea where my life was going but I knew I needed to do something especially because of Shaila. She was the only reason why I fought so hard. I slowly started to find myself, my self-confidence and especially my ambition to become a better person and a stronger mother. It was never easy, no one knows I probably cried myself to sleep more than I should of because of how scared I was of doing it alone but as soon as I decided to keep trying it all just became so clear. I got tunnel vision towards my goals nothing mattered but my dreams and the life I wanted for my baby. I'm happy to say that with the help of my some of my family, my best friends encouragement and my daughter I managed to put checks on my entire list in one year. I hope my story can inspire other women, there's  nothing better than a hard working woman that independently can care and provide for her kids even when she herself doesn't believe she can do . You will be surprised what you can do with just a simple check list and a few simple goals.

  • Make a List
  • Every time you reach a goal cross it off. ( feels amazing )
  • Have Tunnel Vision (only see the finish line)
  • Believe in yourself 
  • Never give up

Xoxo
Dianiss