Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I Should Be Ready for a Fall




(Dress: J.Crew, Blazer: thrifted; shoes: Zara)

Photos by. Dom

Nothing is better than sippin' on iced lattes from Intelligentsia on a Sunday afternoon. It's absolute bliss. Now I'm in bed battling the flu. Wishing it was Sunday all over again. 

Until next time,
J


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Love in the Future



Is it too late to talk New Year's Resolutions? I'm going to disagree as I am about to write mine! 

2013 was a year full of growing pains and certainly filled with many "first" experiences. Reflecting on the past year, it was definitely filled with the unknown. Though filled with so many tough moments, more so it was a year learning immense humility. 



Looking ahead my resolution is simple: to do better. Whether it's sticking to a normal sleeping pattern, eating more veggies, calling my grandma more often, making sure the bills are paid on time, even updating this blog, etc., my goal is to do better. 



The one thing I do want to do better without a doubt is becoming more patient. Anyone that knows me know that I don't have patience. Sure I'll wait a minute but other than that, I'm my worst. With so much time to reflect I noticed that my impatience has definitely affected many areas of my life - professionally and personally.  For example, I gave up going to the gym because I wasn't seeing results after a week (I'm that impatient) or I ended up paying a few more dollars for something because I couldn't wait for it to be on sale. More serious examples would be me running my mouth and realizing I should have given a person the benefit of the doubt or fearing that I wouldn't hear from someone back so I just dismissed them.   

So for this year ahead, I want to be a better and more zen person than I was even just yesterday. 



Until next time,
J



Sunday, October 27, 2013

Making Strides: Breast Cancer Awareness


There aren't many things I would willingly sacrifice waking up before 9 am on a Sunday. But when one of my gals called me to do a walk with her in support of breast cancer awareness, I gladly said yes. This is one of those things I would wake up to before 9 am on a Sunday or any other day of the week.



cutest member of our team!

This being my first walk, I had no idea what to expect with the exception that I would see lots of pink! We arrived there right before the walk started, immediately regretted this. Besides the parking madness, I missed out on the different booths set-up, and not to mention all the free breast cancer awareness goodies!

The walk was about four miles. It terrified me since I'm not in any shape or form to be what you call fit. I asked my friend more than once if we had to do some sort of training or if people would be speed walking or just walking? After the first mile, it felt like we got to the fourth in no time.




There were many different groups of people from different backgrounds. It was so humbling to take part in this walk that part of me wished I had done it before. There were families/teams walking in support of their mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunt, friend, colleague, and themselves.




The most touching part of the walk was seeing survivors. All the survivors got to walk around with a pink sash that said "SURVIVOR" Many had shirts that said how many months/years they are living cancer-free! It was so touching and empowering because it all the more signified the importance of supporting this cause.


If you are interested in making a donation,  click on this link! The walk maybe over but we are still fighting this disease. Let's celebrate many more birthdays!

xoxo,
J

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Blues












Just a few of my essentials lately to keep me moving forward...

xoxo
J