domingo, 7 de agosto de 2016

50 Things That Make Me Happy

Let me be honest, this post is going to be too personal so please I ask for your total discretion and non-judgemental opinion (if that even exists). I've always suffer from anxiety and depression and never done anything to overcome it. I have my ups and downs as everyone that shares this feeling and I just wait for that down to pass so I can move on with my life. It's been hard, I've lost friends on the path, I've even come the person I didn't want to be, and let's not talk about the times I made a fool out of me and my nights lost in alcohol.  

It was not until my mum decided to face it and talked to me that we decided it was time to do something about it. It's been a week now that I started my treatment and I feel a little bit better. I understand is a slow process, specially since I have this issue for a while now -years to be honest-.

Anyhow, so I wanted to give this little background so you could understand and appreciate this post as I did. I was cleaning my mail when I noticed I had an unopened mail from DiagonSally, I realized she actually answered! I asked her 4 months ago if I could write a post just like hers because I really loved the activity, it's called 50 Things That Make Me Happy -as you can see- and she let me do it! On the message she told me it's a perfect post for when you're feeling a little down and I couldn't think of a better time to write it than these days that I've decided to change who I am.

1. Stargazing
2. A good book - The Pillars of the Earth is my all time favourite! -
3. Spending time with my family
4. Weekendtrips
5. Flowers - Wanna know a secret? I've never received a bouquet of flowers -
6. A warm cup of tea
7. Sunsets
8. Making others smile
9. A good talk with a stranger
10. Having mom-daughter time 
11. Breakfast dates - Is that still a thing? Cause I'm up for it -
12. Wearing a cute dress
13. Horror movies with mum
14. Traveling
15. Playing video games with my sister
16. Looking up for wedding dresses on the Internet
17. Hiking
18. Singing along in the car
19. Kisses on the forehead
20. Watching TV shows with my parents every single night
21. Dancing like no one's watching
22. Staying in bed on rainy days
23. Selfies
24. Quality time with my sisters
25. Crème Brûlée - my favourite dessert -
26. Changing my look - I don't do it quite often, but I feel good when I do something different to my hair -
27. Blogging
28. Riding with no particular destination
29. Spending quality time with my cats
30. Trying out typical food from other places
31. The sense I get after washing my face
32. Polar bears
33. Post-its
34. Ice cream 
35. Inspirational quotes
36. Pretty notebooks and agendas
37. Snow - I've never seen snow in my entire life, but only the idea of it makes me happy -
38. Nature
39. Incense
40. Wind in my face
41.Working at home watching Netflix
42. A cold coffee on a hot day
43. Sleeping with my blinds halfway open to wake up with natural light each morning
44. Picnincs
45. Knowing that a good deed has been done - Be kind everyday! -
46. Bubble tea!
47. A good wine with some cheese - Missing France -
48. Rescuing an animal - I've helped birds and homeless kittens! -
49. Getting an scholarship or accomplishing a goal
50. Getting the family together! - My sisters no longer live in the same city -       

Woaaah, finally wrote down those 50 things and it actually took me 4 days, can you believe it? Sometimes is the simple things that you don't notice. I know this is not a challenge, but I recommend you to write this kind of posts if you're feeling a little down. It did help me to notice all those little things that make me quite happy. Hope you all had a great weekend!   

Challenge question!
What are the things that make YOU happy? 

martes, 2 de agosto de 2016

Tourist in my Country

I know I haven't posted anything for a while now. To be honest I've been quite busy with my internships that I barely have time for myself and when I do I'd rather spend it with my Friends and family. About two weeks ago I went on a weekendtrip to visit a friend I met last summer on my internship in Canada. I'm so glad we saw each other again after a long year. She took me to do some tourism to San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato and it was amazing. I realized I've made more tourism outside my country that sometimes I forget how wonderful my home country is.

I have to say it, I like better San Mike since the streets are so historical and you can walk anywhere; even though, there's not much to do I did get myself a flower crown and I did try the churros that are quite famous there, I literally had to wait on a queue almost an hour to get a table, but it was worth it.

Although it was only for the weekend it was enough to distract me from my daily life. I'm quite happy as an intern and I've learned a lot these months, but I truly needed a break. What I was quite excited to visit was the mummies of Guanajuato and I finally did it; however, when I was there I was quite disappointed with it to be honest, I was expecting so much more and it was only a small museum. But honestly, if you have the chance you have to go. To be honest if you come to Guanajuato I would recommend you to visit San Miguel de Allende, it's gorgeous and it was considered a "pueblo mágico" which is literally magical village in English, known by its natural beauty, cultural riches and historical relevance on 2002, but unfortunately removed in 2008.
Anyway, I truly enjoyed visiting this beautiful city and can't wait to be back. To be honest Mexicans usually think about visiting Europe when on holidays, but Mexico has so much to offer that we should consider it from time to time.
Challenge question!
Where did you go this summer?