• 2019,  Blogging,  Musings

    Musings: I Belong

    Sometimes you have to tell your insecurities to shut the F up! And go about your business, like a boss. Or at least with your head held high. I was invited to what I originally thought was a dinner and wine event. Come to find out, it was, but it was also a photoshoot. I was lightweight stressing out because I’ve never been included in something like this. I’ve gone to food blogger events, but the food gets the attention, not me. Not that this dinner would be focusing on me, but I would be photographed and it scared me. It also made my insecurities go through the roof. The…

  • 2019,  California,  Food,  Friends,  Musings,  San Diego

    Cali Girl Does San Diego: Girls Long Weekend

    Four days in sunny SD bliss! Lil had to head down to SD for a wedding, so she asked if I wanted to make a fun weekend out of it. Uh, yeah, duh! Then I invited Monique too, so it became round two of our Disneyland trip in March for my birthday. I crowdsourced FB for recommendations and everyone came in clutch. I saved all the reccos in my Yelp Stay Classy SD collection of places to visit, things to do, and places to eat! I thought I’d share what and where we ate but also places we visited: Snooze, An A.M. Eatery – breakfast pot pie and coffeeSan Diego…

  • 2019,  Mental Health,  Musings

    Musings: October Reset

    Fall has me in my feels. Well, I think it’s a bunch of life things happening, but I have an overwhelming sense that I need a reset of sorts. I need to start fresh if you will. Fall recently arrived, but the Sacramento weather has taken an unexpected chilly turn. I’m used to October still hovering in the 80s for a couple of weeks, but we are now in the brisk 60s. This weather change has coincided with some life changes. Not even big or anything I want to detail out here, but just change. Change happens all the time, but sometimes its more impactful than we realize. It felt…

  • 2019,  Baseball,  Musings,  SF Giants

    Musings: A Love Letter to Our Skipper

    I was not ready to write this before Sunday. I don’t think I’m still equipped to write this right now. Sunday I was full of emotions, coupled with possibly the worst hangover of 2019 too. Thus, made me an emotional mess to watch as Bruce Bochy commandeered his final SF Giants game E V E R! So, here I am, still sad with chills, going to say what I need to say to Boch. Dear Bochy, Congratulations on your retirement. I wish I could be mad that you are leaving us, but honestly, you deserve this retirement and time spent resting with loved ones and enjoying the next chapter of…

  • 2019,  Mental Health,  Musings

    Musings: I Realized I’m a People Pleaser

    And I’m not okay with it… …at all! I want to write about this because it took hours of therapy and self-reflection to truly understand this. Then it took a while to accept this, but more importantly, I’m learning from it. And for that, I’m grateful I recognized it and can move forward in a different direction. There is definitely a spectrum of people-pleasing, and I’m somewhere in the middle. I don’t have an eager to please that stems from self-worth issues. In turn, I do act according to how rejected and/or accepted I anticipate an outcome will happen. The most important part of my process of understanding my people-pleasing…

  • 2019,  Musings,  Retail,  SHEIN

    Musings: To SHEIN or Not SHEIN

    I’m sketch on companies that sell clothes on Facebook. But their continual advertisements had me finally questioning myself. Then led me to question friends and coworkers about SHEIN. In all the consensus was its a ‘mixed bag!” Also, I have to give credit to my co-worker, Rebecca, who really sealed the deal for me. She walked me through one of her past orders and told me what she did and did not like about each item. I even went to FB to crowdsource some info about the company, but again, just like Rebecca said, everyone agreed to the ‘mixed bag’ notion. So, I was waiting until I wore all the…

  • 2019,  Mental Health,  Musings,  Relationships,  Therapy

    Musings: Growth is Ugly

    Yet so rewarding. Growth and healing are a beautiful struggle I’ve experienced lately, across all parts of my life; family, friends, and personal relationships. It’s most impacted the way I communicate with these different people overall. I see the differences, resulting from healing and actively trying to grow into the best version of myself. Things don’t bug me as they used too. I don’t hold on to anger, nor do I associate its origin with anyone or anything else. I have learned to let things go. Some are worth my time and voice, and some just plain aren’t anymore. This means fewer relationships and more peace. I don’t know when…

  • 2019,  Diary of a Non-Cook,  Health,  Pinterest

    Diary of a Non-Cook: Greek Chicken Bowl (Meal Prep Easy)

    My Greek cravings have been at an all-time high recently. So, I decided I wanted to try my hand at something. And, can I repeat something for those in the back, I CAN cook, I just don’t LIKE too! Pls, lets set this record straight for the millionth time. Just because someone chooses not to cook often, doesn’t mean they can. I mean, I do prefer to cook with a recipe. I make healthy, basic stuff without a recipe, but for new stuff, I like some guidance. Rant over. Of course, I ran to Pinterest to find a Greek-inspired recipe. I find looking for quick recipes is easier when I…

  • 2019,  Family,  Friends,  Musings,  Sacramento

    Musings: Home Sweet Casa

    Mi casa es tu casa. Well, kinda. There just isn’t much room for you to sit. Unless you’re okay with hanging out like kids. And by that, I mean sitting on my bed! HAHA Earlier this year I started looking for a new place. My time with the Guidette was transformative, to say the least, but it was time to find somewhere new to live. I fell in love with the first place I saw. I know, I know — don’t settle for the first thing you see (or date for that matter HAHA). I saw one more studio and I was still smitten with the original one I saw.…

  • 2019,  Musings

    Musings: Adult On-Set Allergies SUCK

    My biggest regret is asking my doctor to do a food allergy blood test. Kidding, kinda, but not really :/ My skin was breaking out extremely bad, but it wasn’t zits. It was colorless bumps, but not uniform in size or texture. I know I’m blowing it out of proportion, but it did not make me feel good, nor boost my confidence. It took a couple of times happening over a few years, to finally ask my doctor about it. I kept trying to put a timeline to it, but since it happened so infrequently I couldn’t quite put a reason too it. I honestly thought I was allergic to…