5:36 PM

As I was walking towards my work (9:30am), I was looking down at the pavement because the sun was way too bright and shining down on my face, and suddenly, I hear the voice of a 3 year old (whom I did not know) saying hi. I look up just a little to see this sweet 3 foot small Asian girl with a cream white shirt and soft yellow shorts waving to me and smiling. Along with her dad on the side of her fixing his bike in the rack, locking it up. He smiled at her the way any father smiles at their child for doing a small sweet and innocent gesture. Those 5 seconds. That little moment. Brightened my entire morning.

Days until autumnal equinox: 24


9:54 PM

8:00am exactly.
Sharing this beautiful song.
Bloom by The Paper Kites
In the morning when I wake
And the sun is coming through,
Oh, you fill my lungs with sweetness,
And you fill my head with you.

Shall I write it in a letter?
Shall I try to get it down?
Oh, you fill my head with pieces
Of a song I can't get out.

Can I be close to you?
Ooh-oo-oo-ooh, ooh
Can I be close to you?
Ooh, ooh.

Can I take it to a morning
Where the fields are painted gold
And the trees are filled with memories
Of the feelings never told?

When the evening pulls the sun down,
And the day is almost through,
Oh, the whole world it is sleeping,
But my world is you.

Can I be close to you?
(Ah) ooh (aah), ooh (aah).
Can I be close to you?
(Ah) ooh (aah), ooh (aah).

Can I be close to you?
(Ah) ooh (aah), ooh (aah).
Can I be close to you?
(Ah) ooh (aah), ooh (aah).

Can I be close to you?
Ooh, ooh.
The temp is roughly about 70 degrees in my home with the 77 degree outside weather breezing in. Here's to another new day. A day where I say, I will have a good day because I want it to be. I choose to stay positive. I feel that everyone should wake up with that mindset. It's healthy and a great way to go about life. Key to living happily even when things aren't going well. Hold the door open for someone. say excuse me and thank you. Compliment someone. Tip a little extra. Be kind. Give a smile. It really can brighten someone's day or maybe just that moment. But you'll feel good doing all those things for others.

Days until autumnal equinox: 25


3:22 AM

Lately i've been spending my days staying in doors, cool with the a/c on, and reading a novel. of course before or when i am not working. The book i have been reading recently is one i quite enjoy. I bought it while i was in colorado at a place called $2 Buck Books. Probably my favorite book store there and i am so ready to go back and find other great novels to purchase!

This novel is unlike any one i have read before. This one is empowering, passionate, tender love story about a couple over 60. Delighted to find out what else is in store for the rest of the pages i have yet to read.
This dress i adore so much. And lovely empty floral cards i got from the Celestial Seasonings tea company gift shop in Boulder, CO.
My 8.4 pound yorkshire terrier has unfortunately caught fleas so i gave her a long bath (in which she did not like one bit), suds-ing her in flea shampoo and then aloe and oatmeal shampoo to smell pretty. I love having her clean, flea free, and happy not irritated by bites and bugs crawling. After her bath, i wrapped her in her towel and held her in my arms. her eyes closed, kissing her forehead and petting her. looking at her and hearing her snore and feel her wet hair seeping through her towel onto my nightgown and to my skin, i felt, i knew, i am a mother. I am a mother because i take care of her. I nurture her. I take her to the vet when she needs her shots or when I'm concerned about her. I take her to get groomed and to play at the dog park. I bathe her, play with her, pet her, love her. She is the light of my life. She is the joy i feel when i come home after a shift or a long stressful and tiring day. I am in love with her.

Days until autumnal equinox: 27

//this is one of my favorite movies


12:14 PM

I woke up at 10:19am this morning. It was dark in my room and the temperature was cool. After my bathroom morning routine, I walked out to the kitchen. Opened the blinds to get some sunlight in. I've decided today I was going to make something different for breakfast. The usual: waffles and orange juice. Today, I wanted different. And oh goodness, I will never get over how ugly the kitchen countertop is.

A mixed berry parfait (minus granola since I am out) & a bagel.
-honey strawberry Greek yogurt (my favorite)
-organic mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries)
-wide tea cup
-blueberry bagels
-blueberry cream cheese

note: i used frozen berries since that is all I had *id suggest fresh organic berries rather than frozen.* 

I'd say this was better than I expected.

 I can't wait for fall. I will be able to drink warm herbal tea in the mornings like I did ever single day when it wasn't summer. I can make a healthy breakfast and enjoy my green tea and boost my immune system back up. I can't wait to see the leaves change color and feel the air become crisp. I can't wait for all the warm pumpkin spice drinks and my favorite chocolate which is only out during the fall and winter time on the Ghirardelli website. I can't wait.

 Days until autumnal equinox: 30

 //I've been listening to this song a lot as well as this one


7:00 PM

I woke up this morning by my alarm on my phone. Beeping at 7:50am. I got out of bed, turned on my light, picked up my dog, and walked through the hallway, through the kitchen, to the patio. Set her down and let her do her business. I walked into the living room. The front door cracked just a bit to see the sunlight and let the cool morning breeze in. The weather was beautiful. It hadn't been this beautiful in months. I wish I was able to sit outside and enjoy it but I had to drag myself to my bathroom and start getting ready for work. I left my apartment at 9:15am, same time as always when I work morning shifts. It was a nice slow walk to my car. I took in the air, the chill, the beautifulness of the morning. I absolutely cannot wait for autumn. Although, Southern California weather isn't very great in my opinion, I am still looking forward to it. 

Days until autumnal equinox: 31