This past Saturday was a lot of fun. It started with an intense early morning workout - part of a challenge we're participating in at the gym - followed by a field trip to the "Centro Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias (National Theater)," a place I had never been to before here in Guatemala, and ended with the Olympics - which I LOVE!
Ever since I was a little girl and started experimenting with mudpies and water-and-flour frosting, my curiosity for how food is made has increased instead of decreasing. I don’t know if that makes any sense, but that’s the way I’ve been feeling for…well, all my life. Every time I try a new restaurant or a new dish, I’m always re-tasting the sauces (well after the meal is over) to figure out the ingredients or what method they used for the rice to be so fluffy, or the spice combination resulting in such tastiness.
This week has been super hectic. We've had so much work and so many social events to attend that my normal daily routine went totally nuts. Consequently, we've had to wake up even earlier just to be able to fit in some gym time into our schedules. My current bed time? 8:30pm. I feel like such an old lady! But the truth is, the more hectic my life gets, the more I crave my 8 hours of sleep. If I don't get enough sleep I feel cranky and uninspired pretty much all day.
As you know, the hubby and I are going on a 5-week getaway this November - originally it was September, but since it's the rainy season in Southeast Asia we pushed it to November, instead - and one of our main stops is Thailand (as well as France and Vietnam). Because it is quite an extensive trip, we started weighing our options way in advance; trying to figure out what we wanted, where we wanted to splurge, where we wanted to save and determining our priorities for this entire vacation prior to actually booking anything.
Dark plum lips may be the biggest beauty trend for this upcoming fall, but until fall is actually here, I think I'm going to obsess over another feminine, bold and romantic color I keep seeing lately: Fuchsia.
As you know, I am a contributing writer for a fashion magazine here in Guatemala, LOOK Magazine. I write the "Lifestyle" column/blog section and have the complete freedom to write about whatever I choose (Ah, such a blessing!). But since the magazine is printed in Spanish, and is available only in Guatemala (although you can download a digital version on their website), some of you have been asking me to post my articles here as well...in English.
I think it's fair to say that this past week wasn't necessarily my best. Having to sit down for quite a few hours replaying certain events of my life in my head to learn to forgive those who have hurt me in the past, not only was horrifying, but daunting and emotionally (and physically) exhausting. I spent the entire week in a daze and frankly...very emotional too.
Let's face it, it's hot and muggy out. And when it's hot and muggy no one wants to stay in the bathroom working with all sorts of hot hair tools. No way, I pass, thanks! I'm very lazy when it comes to my hair, that's one of the reasons I cut it short. I don't have the time (okay, maybe I do) nor the patience to do my hair every day.
I'd like to start today's post by thanking you for all the love and support you gave me yesterday! I was completely taken by surprise by the amount of people who contacted me saying they could relate to my situation. And in a way, that was very comforting to hear. I think it takes a lot of courage and strength to speak out about our problems - and if we can manage to do just that, then we are one step closer to getting rid of them.