Spa Castle

hot saunas, hot tubs, hot, heated tubs #mykindofSaturday

p.s. I had a wonderful day catching up with my cousins at Spa Castle today. It was a much needed hydrotherapy together. Here’s to mis primas!

I don’t mind

when hazy clouds equal low humidity (less sun in my face)

when I am scheduled to work later than usual (more sleep)

when people ask me questions (please do)

when I get a late lunch (I eat in peace)

p.s. I didn’t mind working the submarine at the Intrepid on Friday. It was a pretty tranquil day for a day at work. Hope you had a good Friday and weekend thus far!

Consider This Internship 

When you land an internship, here are things to consider:

Will this internship benefit you in your career and life?

Will the money you earn cover the costs to travel?

Will you be able to handle an internship on top of coursework and other scheduled commitments?

Will you earn the amount of credits you need to be on track with your major and graduation?

p.s. I landed an internship at MSNBC Live, and I have gladly accepted the offer. Lately, I’ve been thinking about all these things, and reaching out to people I need to, so I can mentally prepare for a semester worth my while. Here’s to landing an internship and thinking ahead!

Driving Class Part VI

Getting comfortable with the buttons in the car. Learning the reason behind looking back while reversing. Utilizing the mirrors and not the camera to parallel park. Understanding how to minimize the blind spot. Learning how to do a broken u-turn, and finding that that’s your favorite maneuver. Getting a hang of opposite functions when on reverse.

p.s. Thanks for the 6th driving lesson on Wednesday, Dad!

Driving Lessons Part V

Firm grip on the wheel. Hand on 10 and 2, always. Motion to the left and to the right–out of other cars’ way. Signal lights on way before turning a new direction. Constant check of all 3 mirrors, and especially the blind spot when pulling out. Gradual use of the break while turning from a lane into a new left or right lane. Complete stops at stop signs, creeping up, and waiting for the clear while being mindful of which car has the right of way. A press of the gas on roads with no stop signs, while being aware that other cars may not stop at their designated stop signs.

p.s. Thanks to my dad, we completed our 5th driving lesson today!

I Cooked

At first, I was not entirely sure how to clean the protein. Then I couldn’t find the drainer for the boiled elbows. Then I struggled to pick the perfect bowl to mix the now cooked elbows and ground beef. I even struggled to open up the glass jar of Vodka sauce.

p.s. But yesterday I cooked properly. I cooked more than enough. I cooked with flavor. I cooked with love. And almost everyone ate twice or even took some for lunch. 1st meal ever completed by me. Thanks for showing me how to do this a month ago Mom!

The Good and The Bad

I want to return to school for the tranquility the views offer me. and for the bubbly people. and for the cute, picturesque town. and for the smooth track and well-maintained gym. and the new pitches for WNPC-TV. and for a semester to redecorate and create a an even better living space with my my love. and for lunch dates with friends. and for random wii and board game parties in the dorm. and for a whole semester of learning and growing and reinventing myself.

I hesitate to return to school because of the stress of coursework. and new things like my being appointed Student Activities Manager on top of Station Manager. and trying to handle other opportunities that may spring my way. and trying to get better with rapid change. and still figuring out this ‘balance’ thing in this other thing the universe created called ‘life.’ and the sacrifices I might have to make to make ends meet for me. and being selfish. and practicing self-care and self-love even more.

p.s. My sister and I had a conversation about whether we’re ready to head back to school.   We both had so much to think about for this question. It’s always this love/hate, bitter/sweet relationship we have with school. So here’s to the good and the bad in getting back to school!

Sibling Day

  1. Despicable Me 3? Check.
  2. Nachos, cheese and pretzels? Check.
  3. McDonald’s and Chipotle? Check.
  4. Dave and Busters? Check.
  5. Cool light-up, gel football prize? Check.
  6. Amazing hand-drawn portrait of the 3 siblings? Check.
  7. Getting home safe and sound. Check.

p.s. My brother, sister, and I went out last Saturday for the day. We truly enjoyed ourselves, and took care of each other. Here’s to our special ‘Sibling Day’ and to many more!

Dynee’s Home

The kids need to go to bed at a decent time. The food needs to be prepared. The dishes need to be washed. The groceries need to be bought. The laundry needs to get done and be folded and put away. The house needs a good sweeping and mopping. The doors need to be triple locked and chained.

p.s. Last Friday, my sister and I sat down to see ‘Raven’s Home’ on Disney Channel. We remember watching ‘That’s So Raven’ growing up. It was a great series, and I’m happy to watch this series now, too. Anyways, on Friday I felt like a mom while my parents were away in Aruba for a mini vacation. So, here’s to being home when your parents are away for just a while!

p.p.s. I don’t sound too fun, don’t I? 😦

When Dreams Come True…

Sometimes your dreams come true

not at the time

you would like them to

not at the time

you need them to

but maybe

at the time

that is indeed

right for you

even if you don’t see it

even if you don’t know it

even if you don’t agree with it

Sometimes your dreams come true

not at the time

you expect it to

but maybe

just maybe

it is

the right time

for you

p.s. Last Thursday, I had 3 interviews with MSNBC, NBC News booking, and Today.com. I can’t believe I got to sit down and chat with people invested in these departments. Just having the conversations with them was a dream come true. Even though I applied to so many media internships for the summer, and these internships are opportunities for the fall, I am looking forward to the process and journey regardless. Maybe now is the right time. Here’s to dreams coming true!