When it comes to writing, I have found that the best way to keep me on schedule is to have a daily writing goal. During NaNoWriMo, my writing goal was almost 1800 words/day. However, with a full time job, and other interests in my life, that pace isn’t sustainable or practical for me.  Here are […]

I wanted to bring in the New Year in a new location: The Grand Canyon. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. So here’s a quick recap of what I learned on my 24-hour round trip to the Grand Canyon. Only the South Rim is open year round (24 hours/day). You can bring pets to the South Rim. […]

I started following blogger K.J. Chapman, and I like her picture prompts for writing. This is my first time doing something like this, but here’s my rough draft of the creative writing exercise. I woke up in the dark. I blinked my eyes several times, thinking that my eyes just needed to adjust to the darkness. […]

Now that holiday decorations are packed away, I feel like reminiscing on the Christmas lights that I saw less than a month ago in Brea, CA. Homes with Christmas decorations are always pleasant to see, and CBS Los Angeles named Eagle Hills in Brea as one of the top places to see neighborhood Christmas lights. This […]

I had an English teacher who did an ‘experiment’ with us and had us write to different types of music. Of course, I don’t remember the music now, but I remembered how the different paces of music effected my writing. I guess it’s no surprise then, that some years later, I find that music still […]

This is an (albeit delayed) continuation of my previous post about when I moved out of Texas to settle into California. Honestly, I don’t think my day-to-day life is significantly different between the two states. However, here are some things that really stand out to me. Top 10 Noticeable Differences Between CA and TX Dog-Friendly Apartments: Unlike Texas, finding a […]

Hopefully this will be the last long break from my blog!  I really do enjoy keeping up with it, but things have gotten busy.  I have a lot of news to say, but I’ll just keep this post focused on one thing: writing. I put a lot of effort into NaNoWriMo this year. For those that […]

Life happens fast…crazy fast.  I can’t believe it’s almost October!  A lot has happened in the last month (since my last post), and I can’t even start getting into it right now. So, this will be just a quick update. Writing  Hopefully I can re-activate the writer in me and find new motivation because there […]

This summer, I went to Universal Studios Hollywood. I enjoyed the first part of the day the most because there were less people. That place gets packed! The first place we stopped at was Harry Potter World!  The buildings really made you feel like you were stepping outside of LA. I made to sure to […]

For those that don’t know, I grew up as a military brat. At one point in time in elementary school, I lived in upstate New York and I made friends with a neighbor. Even though I didn’t recognize it at the time, we were probably the only hispanic families in that area. She was a […]

You read that title correctly. I have officially moved out of Texas. While I was happy to bid farewell to the state of Texas, it was hard to say goodbye to my friends, family, coworkers, and students. I had mixed feelings about saying goodbye to my apartment. It was far too expensive for my budget, but I loved […]

Today was the last day of my Spring 2016 courses. I’m so happy to be done. *happy dance*  I have less than 3 months left to go, and then I will hold a Master’s Degree. I am pretty excited, but these last two weeks were pretty stressful. The classes I took this semester relied heavily […]