Running for Safety: Storytelling (Series)

Running for Safety (Tuesday, June 25, 2019)

I feel at ease in beautiful places. Not that easy with people. I’m battling the feeling of “running for safety”. There is nothing more addictive than spending time with a soul who shares your dreams, a vision of life, personal meaning of happiness and could see through your fears and understand you perfectly. Plus, respect me and support me as an independent woman with my own goals and search for happiness in life. The thing is, I have been here in the past. In front of the same feelings of doubts and “running for safety”. It was disastrous back then and it took some time to heal. And now, it is freaking scary to imagine sharing my life of simple joys and emotional comfort. When I was younger and quite frankly sweet and naive. I thought that when it comes to relationships, the more you give, then down the road, the other person will start to value more what is in front of them. My definition of love was of complete adoration. And I was wrong and learned the hard way. Life is a survival of the fittest. The big fish, eat the small fish. In all areas of life. The liars will end up eating alive the sensible. So, we better get tough or life will make us tough.

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” ― Anaïs Nin

I’m now more mature and also realistic with the same feelings. I made the wrong choices in the past with love and friendship. It was my fault for choosing wrong. I regret people from the past, and it makes mad to remember that at one point; they were MY choices. But, like everything in life, when something is initially too soft then it needs to turn into the opposite to grow and heal. I’m afraid, that as a defense mechanism I overdid it. And now, I need to go back and work again on what I fear the most. How do I fully trust a person, without judging based on my past choices and experiences? Is there a magic pill for trust? I’m tough negotiating words. I like writing and I know that words are easy. Action is what weakness my knees and make me run for cover. Do I run like I always do? Or do I slowly take my time on blindly trusting a scary chance?

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New Goals (June 9, 2019)

I have four major goals this summer. One, I want to enjoy the outdoors more often. Travel and discover nearby cities during the weekends – Amtrak, here I come! The second goal is to reduce the use of social media during the summer, especially Instagram. The third -and the main reason why goal number two is happening- I want to get my body ready for Crossfit. I have never done something so drastic as to make my body voluntarily endure the torture of Crossfit (joking), I spend many hours working in front of a computer and some type of boot camp training is exactly what I need. And the fourth reason, I want a quiet summer. And by quiet, I mean listening to music, walking, dancing, laughing, writing, reading, cooking and spending time working on a personal project that I keep postponing. I need to let go of past personal obstacles and judge more based on the present. Easier said than done, but I’m willing to put up the work. reyes

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Easy like Sunday Mornings (June 2, 2019)

Hello! and welcome to my weekly list of curiosities and discoveries worth sharing. I have been wanting to start this list every Sunday since the beginning of this year but coding lessons kept me distracted and away from my blog. As a matter of fact, I must confess that coding killed my creativity for a while. There was too much pressure. I’m working on building my dream career and not everything comes as planned. I’m starting to get used to the setbacks on every step and I’m not sure if that is good or bad. “Easy Like Sundays” is my space to share new articles from other creative humans that I find interesting during the week. Or to talk about a podcast that I have been listening during my commute from work and what is currently teaching me. Also to be able to share a new marketing trend or tips on improving a digital marketing career. The possibilities are endless. Also, I’m getting an increase in traffic from Canada, Europe, and South America. Thanks for the visit!

This week, I loved reading this article from the lovely Naty Michele. I’m feeling identified by many of the things she writes. I keep going back to read chapters of this book by Tim Ferris. It’s an incredible book for anyone working and pushing on their dreams. I’m crushing on this new dress for a wedding that I’ll be attending in August. This podcast from The New York Times Modern Love was funny and beautiful. I feel identified since I’m a bad driver. I’m trying this new supplement this week after reading about the benefits. I’ll keep you posted. This article was interesting, I never thought about keeping a weekly self-evaluation. I found fun ideas to try this summer on this bucket list. Until next week! More, on books. Plus, let’s stay healthy and naturally beautiful. And, have you re-examined your style?


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