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Merry Christmas

Today is Christmas Eve or for my Hispanic people Noche Buena, also is the day in which us Hispanics eat and drink like the world is going to end tomorrow and we better take advantage of the good stuff before is too late. 

Normally I would be home pretending to help my grandma with the cooking while actually drinking all her coquito and eating the yuca empanadas as the come out of the pan. Then at night-time I would get all dressed up and pretty not to leave my house but to wait for my many relatives to come so me can get the party started, we would eat, drink and dance and sing happy birthday to Jesus exactly at 12 am.  This year is the first time in 26 years on my life that I’m not home for the festivities and although I am sad I know it is how it’s supposed to be and maybe it would be different next year. I am happy and I don’t feel alone, I feel like life has given me an opportunity to learn, work on myself and to appreciate my family.

I hope your Christmas is full of love, laughter and annoying family members that you only see once a year. Have a great Noche Buena and a wonderful Christmas!!!

Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree

Here’s a shot I took at a random hotel lobby, I liked their tree so i took a photo, hope you like it!!

Feel free to like, comment and share!!!

Merry Christmas Ya’ll!!!

Running Away

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “An Extreme Tale.”

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

A year ago around this time I found myself at the lowest I had ever been, trying to force a relationship with someone I knew was never going to work,  keeping myself away from my friends and family, depressed to the point of thinking that if I was dead it wouldn’t make a difference.

I remember staying home on Christmas day watching movies, drinking cheap wine and ignoring everyone’s phone calls and texts. I did the same for New Years, actually I was in bed by 9 pm New Years eve. I wouldn’t leave my bed unless it was to go to work and some days not even for that.

And then one I decided I was moving to a different city, a different state actually. So I called my mother and told her I was moving with to New Orleans with her. I though that putting some distance between me and my problems would be the best way to work things out. Here I was in a new city, with no friends, no job, no school, unknown streets and a totally different culture to get use to, starting from zero.

A few months after moving I became frustrate by the fact that getting a job had been harder than what I had expected and that although I love my mother and my little sister I needed other forms of human interaction. Instead  of feeling happy and free of all the things I had run away from I became even more depressed.

I was not solving nor facing my problems when I decide to move, I was in fact avoiding them and running away to the safety that is my mother, just like a toddler runs to their mom when they feel uncomfortable around strange environment.

It was not until I realized that trying to keep my problems behind without facing them wouldn’t help me get out of the big whole I was getting myself into, I was digging this hole and only I could stop it from getting bigger.

So I accepted my mistakes, with moving being the first and biggest one. I put real effort into looking and eventually getting a job. I went out to and tried to learn my way around the city,got lost hundreds of times, oh the amount of times I went the wrong way on a one-way street. I found something that made my happy, photography would be that something, to help me adapt to my new life.

It was not as easy as it sounds and it is a still an ongoing progress, but that is why my life as it is now is the best and the worst of times for me. Because when being at my worst I found the light within myself that is guiding me to my best, and I know that once I get to the end of the road, when ever that might be, I will be ok.

It’s Officially Christmas Time!!!!!!!

Bring out the lights, the coquito and the pasteles, and if you are not Hispanic whatever it is you do, because it is officially Christmas time!!!!! While a lot of people start celebrating waaaayy before Thanksgiving , I think it is disrespectful, I mean let the turkey have its danm day, so I respectfully wait exactly a day after to get my drums out and start singing Feliz Navidad!!!

This morning on my way to work I got my Pandora Christmas station officially back in session and I couldn’t be happier!!! Then I get to my desk and more music. If I could decorate my work space the amount of Santas and fake snow in this place would be ridiculous.

Because I LOVE CHRISTMAS !!!! I enjoy family coming together, great amounts of food (specially the dishes that just come around during the holidays), the weather is nicer (for those of us that life in the south), everyone is just over all in a better mood, all that and you get to shop like there is no tomorrow, because everything on sale during this time of the year is just better!!!!!

And for those of you who celebrate different holiday I hope your experience is as wonderful as Christmas is for me!! Have a very happy Holiday Season everyone, enjoy your families and friends and feel the love!!!!!

Happy Holidays!!!! Felices Fiestas!!!!!

XOXO