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I'm a happy and simple person who just happens to be lucky and in love. Must have items in life: ♥ my family, pup, friends and the one that makes my heart all a-flutter♥. Don't be fooled though, I have bad days too, but that's ok because Light needs Darkness. Watch the TEDtalk about that.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Documentation #8

So, I reposted my bucket list and realized...I wrote a play in October!

I did this awesome play writing event called the 24 hour plays. Actors, directors, and writers all met at around 9PM on a Friday night. Then from 10PM-6AM writers wrote...and wrote...and wrote. Then, from 7AM-7PM Directors and Actors directed and acted! They put together a whole production and at 7PM the following Saturday, plays were put on stage! For our play in particular not only was it all the child actors for the event it was also directed by a child, who ended up having to step in as an actor when one of the original cast could not perform! They were amazing!

It was an amazing experience I feel blessed to have had! I wrote my play with my best friend and dedicated it to the children I work with!

It's hard to hear, but it's proof, I wrote a play!

Extra special thanks to Prof. Dawn Trook for making one of my dreams a reality!

Bucket List

Bucket List
Instead of New Year's Resolutions, I'm focusing on my Bucket List this year, thanks to my amazing cousin John who is always a great inspiration to LIVE life! Thank you! (I repost this every so often so I don't have to go digging!)

Updated: Feb 2013

1. Graduate College I did it! May 12, 2012!!!
2. Go Cliff Jumping Blogged
3. Actually give up chocolate for lent
4. Kiss under a mistletoe
5. Build a home for a family that isn't my own
6. Make a Quilt
7. Watch the Lord of the Rings Movies back to back (extended versions!)
8. Write a Play Blogged
9. Have a career that has me coming home knowing something new all the time
10. Have a Baby (because I'm blessed now!)
11. Go shopping without looking at any price tags
12. Get my motorcycle license
13. Own a motorcycle
14. Spend a whole day with someone who doesn't speak the same language that I do
15. Visit the Sistine Chapel
16. Have a marriage more beautiful than my wedding
17. See a Broadway Play in New York
18. Build a homemade Fort with the person I love Blogged
19. Get a tattoo
20. Feed a giraffe
21. Ride an Elephant
22. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
23. Swim with Dolphins
24. Go Mountain Biking! I took my love on his birthday! I had a lot of fun, and it was a beautiful time!
25. Watch the Sunset and Sunrise on a beach
26. Join a book club
27. Hang stockings on my fireplace for me, my spouse, and my children
28. Live in an apartment with my significant other Blogged
29. Learn braille
30. Road Trip up or down the coast of California
31. Sleep under the stars in a sleeping bag
32. Donate my hair
33. Feed those less fortunate on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
34. Have a huge kitchen with two ovens!
35. Smoke.....a Ham! gotchya!
36. Have Hurley be the ring bearer at my wedding
37. Love the skin I'm in
38. Sharing a spaghetti noodle with the one I love and meeting in the middle for a kiss
39. Take a Belly Dancing class
40. Write a message on a mirror for the one I love in lipstick
41. Take my Mom and Dad out to a nice dinner
42. Go to Vegas with my sister
43. Keep a plant alive for more than 2 months (baby steps)
44. Get my Dad to boogie at my wedding!
45. Attend a Same-Sex Wedding
46. Go to Disneyland with ALL my Alim cousins so I can relive one of my favorite parts of childhood
47. Go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with my Gallardo Cousins to relive another one of my favorite parts of childhood
48. Learn how to surf
49. Visit the Candelbera Redwoods
50. Catch a fish
51. Have a map wall
52. Plant a tree
53. Have a veggie garden
54. Summit a Mountain
55. Volunteer in my child's class
56. Set foot on each continent
57. See Chachi Gonzales dance live
58. Skinny dip in the waters of Greece
59. Meet Ryan Gosling
60. Return a lost pet
61. Visit the Taj Mahal
62. Go into space
63. Milk a cow
64. Wake up to a breakfast in bed made by my children
65. Hold a snake
66. Pick out a Christmas tree with the one I love
67. Go to the Festival of Lights in Thailand!
68. Have my Dad walk me down the aisle
69. Lay down in a field of daisies
70. Ride a subway
71. Have the water of the Nile River run through my fingers
72. Explore the Great Barrier Reef underwater
73. Eat a cheese steak in Philly
74. Visit the Mother Land
75. Go to school and live in Berkeley
76. Have a beautiful home with a beautiful family in the Santa Cruz mountains
77. New Zeland it up
78. Dance like Shakira
79. Shower under a waterfall
80. Row a boat
81. Build an igloo
82. Visit Tibet
83. Play dress up and have tea parties with my daughter(s)
84. Witness and/or play all of the following: Chess Boxing, Octopush, Beach Flags, Road Bowling
85. Be proposed to with a ring pop
86. Go Skydiving
87. Go Scuba Diving
88. Find a beautiful place and get lost
89. See the Vatican
90. See the Northern Lights
91. Work for Disney
92. Open a bakery
93. Go to a TEDtalk convention
94. Speak at a TEDtalk convention
95. Go to an airport and have no destination in mind
96. Build a tree house with my husband and kids
97. Have my husband make our family dining room table
98. Eat pizza and pasta in Italy
99. Make funny faces and do funny things in front of a Buckingham Palace Guard
100. Attend a Masquerade
101. Sew a dress for myself
102. Meet J.K. Rowling
103. Watch the Ball drop in Times Square
104. Have a job that requires me to wear scrubs
105. Snowboard/Ski Blogged
106. Visit the Pixar Studio
107. See a Meteor Shower Did this with my boyfriend, his brother, and his brothers girlfriend...we had a blast!
108. Stand on the line of the equator
109. Spin a record
110. Visit Lucille Ball's grave
111. Have a library in my home
112. Put together a charity function
113. Donate to a Charity
114. Walk for Cancer
115. Protest!
116. See Mary Jane legalized in the big CA
117. Take a vow of silence for a day
118. Get CPR certified!  Got this done when I started working!
119. Kiss in the rain, soaking wet
120. Get into a taxi and yell "Follow that car!"
121. Sing my baby to sleep
122. Tomb Raid
123. Get a matching tattoo with my sister
124. Have the sand of an Australian beach beneath my feet
125. Learn The Krebs Cycle by heart
126. Have a happy life. See beautiful places, do crazy things, eat yummy food, have fun, be in a blissful marriage and fall in love with the children I have yet to meet...even if I never finish this list. :)

Totally Epic/ Documentation #28

These past two days have been totally life in general has been totally insane! But I love it! For a slight little recap of the back half of last year...

1.) Got an awesome job working with some great inspiration that feeds my passion. Epic.
2.) Hurley came back home to live with me after Thanksgiving! I love that little booger...more Epic-ness.
3.) Have cut out all the people who did nothing but take years off my life with their drama and their stress! I'm a people pleaser, so for me, this was epic indeed.
4.) Even better though...met some amazing people who have only made my life more beautiful by being in it! I love the people I work with and for. I'm so blessed and thankful...also more epic-ness.
5.) Moved in with the love of my life...this has been the most epic thing thus far.

Speaking of living with the love of my life, it is amazing. A lot of people told me ( that there would be a lot of "growing pains" during this process and that we would really find out what ticks us off! And while I have to admit that there were definitely a few days in the beginning where I thought, "What am I doing? I am so NOT ready for this!" for the most part though, I've loved every minute of it! Even the not so great parts, my love proves to be the best man a woman could have. Even during the bad times, his number one concern is ALWAYS how I'm feeling...and then we address what made me so upset/angry/negative. Isn't that great? Isn't that totally epic? He may not always know what got me to a not so happy place, but he's always willing to talk it out. I love him!

Yeah, my love didn't know how to clean a bathroom properly at first, but that could also be because I'm OCD. He leaves lights on...well he learned that lesson REAL quick when the bill came in. He likes the dishes on the counter, I like them in the we compromised (which, by the way, isn't as bad as some people make it out to be!). We've learned so much about each other and our relationship and we've only fallen even more in love (well, I have) so I'm not sure if it counts as growing "pains". It feels a lot more like growing "happys" because I'm smiling and laughing and having a great time! I keep wanting to say, "Well it's just the honey moon phase," but I really don't think it is. I guess time will tell!

The weirdest thing about moving in with my love though is that...I think I might be obsessed with him. It sounds bad when I say it that way, I know, I know! I shouldn't have said it that way, but seriously, I wait for him when he works late into the night, and I can't sleep when he leaves early in the morning. I don't feel like cooking ANYTHING if he isn't home for dinner. I don't even sit at the dining room table if I'm all alone. And it's not like I'm sitting in a white room staring at a wall waiting for him to come back (although, I guess it seems that way...) but I just don't like to do those "we" things unless we are doing them. After a rough day, I can't wait till he walks through the door. After a FABULOUS day I can't wait till he walks through the door. He takes care of me, and I love to take care of him. I would rather go two days without bread than to go grocery shopping without him. It's the strangest thing! I mean, I would obviously go get myself...if it were that important but since we have moved in together, nothing seems to ever be that important.I want to say I'm a nut, and I most likely am diagnosed with something out of this world...but I can't help it. I feel so overwhelmed with love and happiness all the time that I can't bare to be apart from the person who I most want to share all of it with (and who is the main reason for so much of it!) and it sounds so awful, like I'm so dependent...but its so TOTALLY EPIC to me!

Alright, so my little rant about how much I love my boyfriend is over...and I'll stop making everyone (including myself) puke with all my mushy gushy love stuff...

Until my next urge to write...


"When it is right, 
when it is good, 
and when it is true, 
we is so much better than I. 
If you ever need proof, 
just look at us."