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Saturday morning I managed to not sleep through my alarm and went for a 7 mile hike in the Angeles National Forest with friends. The beginning of the hike proved to be a challenge for me since I hadn't exercised for a month following my surgery. But about forty minutes in, I managed to figure out my own pace and the hike became more enjoyable.

The air was crisp and cold. As we were making our way up Mount Islip, the wind started to pick up and I felt myself getting cold but luckily it was a sunny day and it never got unbearably chilly. 

I fell asleep on the car ride back. When I woke up I felt energized and happy. Not exercising for a month was difficult. My body was itching to run and jump around, but I had to wait for my doctor to give me the OK. This was the best way to get started again. I'm also excited about the flag football season starting again in February. I had a great time playing last season and I really felt how much I missed playing after it was over. 


Weekend Surprise

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I've had the most wonderful weekend. It was filled with lots of laughter, good company, and good food. We were surprised by a visit from my cousin from New York. He was here for work and wanted to surprise my sister and I. Unfortunately, I found out but we were able to get my sister, which was awesome. I also started the co-ed football team this past Sunday and I was nervous about that, so hanging out with family helped me relax.

It was a very fulfilling weekend with a lot of love and warmth. YAY <3

Arts District Hangout

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It's been a super packed week. I don't mind it though. Whenever I feel anxious, heartbroken, down, whatever, I like being busy. It isn't healthy to avoid those feelings - so I don't. I acknowledge that they exist but then I let myself do other things so I can gain some momentum instead of staying static. When I sit still, I have a harder time picking things up again. Gotta keep moving, even if it's just a tiiiiiny bit. 
The week is slowly coming to an end, but I still have a super busy few days coming up. Also, I'm planing something exciting with my cousin. I might be traveling in the veryyyy near future. YAY!

The Beginning of July

I've had a very lovely July, so far. I've had the chance to take things slow, be alone, and self-reflect. I started baking again. I used to bake a lot when I was younger which was cool, but then lately I got trapped in the mindset that it was too much of a hassle because of all sorts of reasons. But it really isn't. I was being lazy and I finally admitted it to myself, which made me feel better.

Sometimes we know what we need to do to help ourselves but we're not there emotionally and so change doesn't happen - because we aren't ready. When I'm able to admit it to myself, I know I'm ready to make it happen.