Monday, March 30, 2009

Life Happens

Sound the trumpet please. Cue the band. I am back, my friends. I know many of you thought I fell into a blogging black hole. But sometimes: life happens. In a nutshell: school, work, more school, church, more school, wedding planning, more school – you get where I’m going with this I’m sure. (You know something’s off when you’ve found yourself wearing jumpsuits for the past three weeks and persisting on a diet of hotpockets and oreo cookies).

But (deep breath) I am striving to find balance in my life (can I get an Amen sistas?) and embrace the things that bring me joy (i.e. blogging, yoga, good amigas) and throw out the things that hold me back from being a content, hopeful, jubilant woman, regardless of what life throws at me.

I know that it sounds very Oprah new-age I-Am-Womanism, but we’ve all gotten caught in the hustle and bustle of life and wake up one day realizing we’ve lost ourselves. We have completely lost track of our mission, our purpose, the life that God crafted for us. So I am reclaiming it starting today. And I may not be able to blog everyday but at least my spirit will be a little bit happier, a little bit more at peace and my life will feel a little bit more in orbit.

So much has changed since my last entry… and yet so much has stayed the same. Barack Obama is still President (phew!) but the economy is still taking a nosedive (and has gotten worse). Things that have changed… Guantanomore, congress’ bye-bye to bonus tax, Fox News' resurgence, this, Cramer v. Stewart, Octomom baby mama drama, gladiator heels are even stranger, celebrity domestic abuse and then makeup and then marriage (?).

Here are a few pictures of what I’ve been up to over the last few months. Over and out…

January 20, 2009, Inauguration Day: I was "fortunate" enough to be one of the purple ticket holders who waited in line for four hours on the freezing cold day. Le sigh. But totally worth it.

February 27, 2009, School of Public Affairs 5th Annual City Hall Day at Los Angeles City Hall hosted by Councilmember Wendy Greuel.

March 26, 2009, Nordstroms' Opening at Cherry Hill Mall, NJ: I went with my mom and her besties to a very hollywood event at.... Cherry Hill Mall. Who knew?! Complete with cocktails, delish aps, shoe shopping, and fashion shows. My type of affair. I know... not very recession-friendly but a girl can dream, can't she?

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