Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I finally made it to New York City!! It was everything I dreamed of and more...can't even put into words. It's New York baby!! I knew I would love it, but I think part of me was a little afraid - I am a Cali girl after all! :-)

But once I arrived there, I felt strangely right at home. I felt like I just fit right in - and felt totally...empowered. I spent a lot of the trip sightseeing on my own, and didn't feel afraid whatsoever. I was especially impressed by my subway maneuvering sweat. Actually, I lie...lots of sweat - it's frickin hot down there!

I think what I loved more than anything was that there are so many different kinds of people - from every walk of life, all sharing the same space. Not even San Francisco is as diverse...there are silos here that don't exist in NYC. People and life in New York are so raw. It's awesome and so refreshing. The history and culture there were incredible. It felt like Deja Vu everytime I turned around - so many sights captured in scenes from movies - I felt like I had been there before!

5 days flew by - definitely not enough time, but still fabulous and more than I could have dreamed. I did very little "touristy" things, but prefer it that way. I was able to see all of the people I wanted to see - and I got to see a lot of different parts of the city - not just Manhattan. Here are some of my highlights:

1. Blockheads $3 Frozen Margaritas w/my man Daron in Hell's Kitchen
2. Movin' on up to the Upper East Side and reminiscing on old times w/ Krissi
3. Times Square and Grand Central Station
4. Pancas Peruvian Restaurant w/ Mr. Cugo in Greenwhich Village
5. Expertly navigating the Subway - and the incredible people watching to be had there ;-)
6. A night out in Fort Greene w/ D and Laurie
7. World Trade Center Site...unforgettable.
8. Stroll from the Financial District through SOHO, West Village, Greenwhich Village
9. Maracas Margaritas and catch up time w/ my girl Sonal
10. CENTRAL PARK Bike Carriage Tour
11. Dinner Party with D and her cool ass peeps in Fort Greene, Brooklyn
12. A bike ride tour of Brooklyn and Prospect Park
13. A glimpse at the Beautiful side of Queens with my man Christopher - and a bomb margarita! 14. Barely making my plane and getting a seat in FIRST CLASS. WHAT!!! ;-)

Like I said - not everything I wanted to do, but more than enough to make me fall in love... I have decided that I must live there at least once in my life - putting it out in the universe and very sincere about making it happen! Click Here to see my Pics!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

My very own Blog...

I have no delusions of grandeur with this blog, or expectations that any one will read it. ;-) However - for those that do, I hope you will find it an interesting, often funny, and sometimes neurotic perspective on my own journey through this crazy little life.

This past year has been pretty full of self reflection, emotional and physical "work". In the past couple of years I have worked with a therapist, a holistic nutritionist, a couple of personal trainers, and a life coach. At 28 - that either makes me sound super messed up, or super pro-active ;-) Needless to say I have had many wonderful advisors and wise souls to bounce ideas off of. There has also been a tremendous amount of personal and professional growth through my job, which has helped me build my confidence and discover my true passions. I am starting to figure out how I can use my gifts to be of service in a much deeper way. Perhaps what I am most grateful for are the amazing people I can call community...

The learning, healing and growth has all been wonderful, but lately I have felt a bit overwhelmed. It is a lot to take in, and a lot to constantly hold in the corner of your mind. I feel like I'm kinda missing the big picture - like I need some time to just sit with everything, absorb it, and try to make some sense of it all.

This blog was inspired out of a need to start capturing some of my thoughts, ideas, learning lessons, and support me as I work on achieving my goals. As a true 7 on the Enneagram - I tend to be fascinated by almost anything (seriously) so as soon as I say I want to do one thing, I get distracted and interested in 3 others...This blog will hopefully keep me accountable - to give me a place to record what I am committing to and why. To FOCUS on those key objectives and to track my progress, as I tend to lose motivation if I feel like results are not happening fast enough. It will be interesting to look back on my journey - to see what happens along the way to achieving my wildest dreams.

Yesterday I performed a saging/clearing ceremony in my apartment - never done that before, but felt like it definitely needed to be done. Ever since Stephanie mentioned that she felt a spirit in my place, I have been feeling pretty sketchy. After all the crazy stuff that happened during the Washington D.C. trip, I had an overall sense that there was something really funky going on with my energy field. I did my own little ritual, with some supplies I picked up at the local spiritual store, and finished it off with some personal affirmations and intentions, as well as a personal cleansing with some potion that was supposed to cleanse me of all negative spirits/energy. Hey, as long as you believe it works...Point is - that is another reason why I feel like this is a new beginning for me, I am starting fresh in more ways than one. I am no longer content with letting old negative patterns and self-limiting beliefs hold me back.

Today is a new day, and I commit to creating the life I have always dreamed of - and becoming the person I am destined to become. Here's to living a vibrant, healthy, fun, passionate and CRAZY life!!