It’s hard to come back from an amazing trip and adjust back to real life and daily struggles. For whatever reason whenever I come back from vacation, I feel like I get post-vacay depression, probably because it’s back to reality and the same old thing. One thing I am working on, though, is making each day special and not be the type of person who has only the weekend to look forward to or some far ahead goal as my only compass. It’s important to make the most of each day and each moment and that’s what I’m trying to do.
For those of you who don’t know me personally, I can tell you that I’ve been sick for about 2 weeks and it has been miserable. I usually only get sick about once a year but when I do get sick it’s pretty brutal. This time around I had a throat and ear infection, I got better for about three days and then came down with bronchitis and another ear infection. During this time I had also applied to two totally different positions at work and had to do multiple interviews while I was simultaneously dying. Well, I must have made some sort of impression, because I did get job offers for both positions and although I felt like I was making a life-changing decisions, I finally went with one of them and will be starting my new role on Tuesday! I’m still not 100% myself, but compared to how I was feeling just last week, I’m doing much much better.
During my sickness I finally made it a point to work on my travel videos and I’m happy to say that I feel a renewed creative energy. For some reason I always put these projects off because they seem like they’ll take me forever, but once I start, I can’t seem to stop. I’ve been on a video-making frenzy!! Although I’ve always taken lots of pictures during my travels, it has only been in the last few years that I’ve started documenting my trips via video. When I watch my videos it’s like I’m on that trip all over again and it’s such a cool feeling to re-live these moments in a way that pictures can’t quite capture.
So, without further ado, here’s my Iceland video. It’s probably my favorite video that I’ve done so far. I realize that not everyone has the means to travel and for that reason alone I feel so lucky to be able to have the privilege to even be able to do something like this. Believe me, I don’t take it for granted.
Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!
Happy 2016!! I realize I haven’t posted anything since like November but I had a really busy end of year with moving and work stuff. I’m finally starting to feel settled into my new place although I have a lot of little things I want to update. Work wise I’m in the middle of some changes (hopefully) but that has also kept me busy.
I just got back this week from Mexico (!!!) after so many years away. I was scared that it was going to feel different because of all the issues with narcos and drug trafficking and violence. Fortunately things seems to have calmed down, at least compared to how they were a few years ago. I felt safe in Mexico City and in my parent’s hometown I could feel more of the effects of the recent happenings but it still feels like a peaceful town for the most part.
Although my parents are both from Mexico, neither of them have really seen their own country. My goal on this trip was to expose my mom to some of the more important and historical sites in Mexico City rather than going straight to see family and get holed up in our own little world.
Unfortunately the pyramids at Teotihuacan were closed on the day we had planned to go, but we did get to go to Bellas Artes (a performance palace and art museum in one), la Alameda (Mexico City’s oldest park), la Villa (we’ve gone many times but my mom is a hardcore Catholic), and Museo de Frida Kahlo aka La Casa Azul. Besides that we also meandered around some of Mexico City’s most charming and up and coming neighborhoods like Condesa and Roma. If you’ve ever wondered what a Mexican hipster would look like, those are the places where you’ll find them lol.
I’m gonna keep this short for now. Pics and video to come!!
PS, I haven’t forgotten about my Iceland video! That is also a work in progress.
This article has been a long time coming! My trip to Iceland was pretty damn epic to say the least, but I have had a lot going on and have also been lacking motivation for my own projects lately, so I’ve been putting this article off because I wanted to make sure I had the right energy to post everything I wanted to and actually make it a helpful read. Continue reading →
Today was my first day in Iceland and it’s already been adventurous. To start, the flight got in at about 4:45 am local time which made it a little difficult to communicate with our Airbnb host because I was basically disturbing his slumber. We lucked out with him though because he has turned out to be a very considerate host and he bought us some food since he knew we wouldn’t have time to stop at the store first.
So I’m very excited to say that tomorrow morning I leave for Boston, then Monday evening I fly out to Iceland!! I’d have to say this trip is bittersweet due to some circumstances in my life that were the catalyst for it. I’d like to think that everything happens for a reason and although I may not understand or accept the reasons things happen, I have to believe that one day it will all make sense. Continue reading →