Thursday, July 21, 2016

Realignment

Yesterday morning I woke up with the WORST knot in my neck. Thank goodness I had the day off (as well as today), because I absolutely would have had to call out. I used an Icy Hot patch for the first time in my life, because my head was stuck in an abnormal, tilted position and I was unable to move it more than an inch or two. I had so much to do, yet this left me debilitated all day, along with a killer headache.

However, I try to look at everything that happens to me with a positive outlook. By early evening, the pain in my neck and right shoulder became unbearable and I had to stop doing art and lie down in bed. I began to meditate for awhile, before dozing off into a three hour nap. I had worked the past six days in a row, so I guess I was more tired than I thought.

Prior to falling asleep, I focused my attention on the ways I've enhanced my life in 2016 and HOW I can better it even further.

Here are some recent investments I've made to my health:

As soon as I wake up in the morning, I jump on my new trampoline for ten minutes. It wakes me up, gets the blood and oxygen flowing and charges me up to start my day.


I added two new supplements to my existing arsenal. Reishi and Chaga mushrooms!


My juicer broke about a month ago, so I upgraded and got this new beauty!


I was never a fan of flossing, so I made a very adult purchase and got myself a Water Pik. Best Idea Ever. I add one drop of Peppermint essential oil to the water and my teeth feel like I just went to a hygienist and got them professionally cleaned.


Each morning, along with my supplements and juice; I also make a huge smoothie, a protein shake and a green shot. Needless to say, things are flowing in the A.M. So what better way to help keep my body clean, than with this new addition! I lalalove my Squatty Potty!


Next, I got myself a diffuser and essential oils. Not only does it aid in helping me sleep better, but my bedroom has permanently become the best smelling room in the house. Essential oils have numerous benefits, from aromatherapy, household cleaning, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments. Here's some information on EO's.


The last thing I do before getting in bed and turning on my zen music and diffuser, is meditate. I knew I needed a more comfortable setup, to help deepen my practice, so I got myself this chair which is so comfortable!


The epiphany I had last night while meditating, was that I absolutely need to get back into yoga! I crave that level of flexibility and clearness of mind I had in college, when I was doing yoga almost everyday.

After I woke up from my nap, I ordered four yoga DVDs: DVD1, DVD2, DVD3 & DVD4.

I'm excited to utilize this new smart TV we just got, by doing yoga every morning and lifting at the gym every night after work!!


That's all for now. Much Love Guys!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Koi Fresco

Hey guys! How's life been?

I received my first bi-yearly review at work and got my first raise. I'm very grateful for that, but I'm still making SHIT money. However, I know it's all temporary and enabling me to obtain what I need to move on. This stage of my life is making me really appreciate what is yet to come in my future and my success. Thanks to this job, I am much less intimidated to talk to strangers...and more importantly, attractive guys. It's definitely contributing to more solid social skills, which I'll utilize when I begin selling my work at music festivals, wedding expos, etc.

Speaking of art, I just finished a new piece today and I absolutely love it!

 
Who is that gorgeous, vegan man radiating such ethereal beauty you might ask? Koi Fresco. I discovered him about six weeks ago and instantly fell in love with his YouTube channel. My parents just returned from a week long trip to San Francisco and while I had the house to myself, Michelle and I listened to his guided meditation video every night before bed. We'd sip our chamomile tea, light an incense in the living room, turn on the Himalayan sea salt lamp and meditate with him. It's become apart of my nightly routine and I HIGHLY recommend listening to this video...along with his other content. His mind is equally as beautiful as he is physically.


I posted the drawing to my Instagram earlier this evening and he liked/commented on the photo, so hopefully he posts it to his account and gives me a shout out.

*Update*

 
YAS

This was the first time using my fancy Prisma colored pencils I had bought for myself as a birthday present to meee. Crayola's can suck a dick, there's a reason why an entire box of those costs $1. Prismas blend like butter and it's such a massive upgrade, which is perfect timing, because I'M STARTING 24 NEW PIECES!

Remember the Consciousness Series I did with Michelle? It was a twelve piece series shining light on several different topics including marijuana, toxins, Earth, dreams, aliens, bees, psychedelics, food, animals, etc. I have more to say about each topic, so I'm making a subcategory of the 12 topics and creating two more drawings for each of them. Photo shoots coming soon and I'll take you guys through that entire process.

I'm so stoked to continue crossing off my 2016 To-Do List! My eyes are on the prize and I'm more ambitious and tenacious than ever.

Much Love guys!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The CrossFit Instructor

So this is definitely one of my more questionable life choices LOL

Yesterday I worked until 11PM and as soon as I got home, I made a big bowl of pasta and red sauce. I sat at the kitchen counter, replying to all the text messages I had received throughout the day and than I decided to tap on the Tinder app...

...a decision that unbeknownst to me at the time, would change my entire night.

I matched with a guy and he immediately shot me a message. He was a beautiful Ecuadorian guy, who was in town visiting his brother, who works at one of the poshy beach resorts along A1A. He was also 25, 5'10", graduated with an engineering degree, teaches CrossFit and wants to move to Florida in November.


Tonight was his last night here in the states, so he asked me if I wanted to hangout. It was already 11:45 at night and the Beach Resort he was at was 30 minutes South, but I agreed. I thought it would be fun to talk to a guy who's not only intelligent, but super attractive and lives in another country.

I jumped in my car, plugged the address into my phone and made my way down to him. I notified my coworker, who I know stays up really late, and filled her in on what I was doing and where I was going, just to be safe. As soon as I arrived, he was sitting along the curb next to the resort's welcome sign. I drove past him and I got so excited, because he looked just as beautiful in person, as he did in his photos.

The moment I got out of my car, I said his name and he popped up from the curb and walked towards me with the most heart-melting smile. If that wasn't enough, he began talking and his accent literally paralyzed me for a moment. We hugged and we sat down on the sidewalk and began talking and getting to know each other.

After about ten minutes of asking the initial, generic questions, I suggested we walk onto the beach. That was the best idea of the night, because it was so gorgeous out. We flicked our sandals off and walked over to a spot in the sand, about 30 feet from the water. The breeze felt amazing, the stars were shining so bright and I was sitting in the sand next to this beautiful guy.

After about ten more minutes of talking, he asked if he could kiss me. I blurted out "what?!" instead of "yes" and made this guy ask again haha

Of course I said yes and our lips locked. His lips were really soft, but in about 1.5 seconds, kissing turned into a  full-blown make out session on the beach. It was awesome. His body was literally like a rock of solid muscle and abs, but he wasn't cocky or egotistical at all.

Things got very steamy last night. Every time we'd take a moment from kissing/doing other stuff, I'd laugh and he'd go "Que? What's wrong?", in his sexy Spanish suave accent, which made me laugh harder.

I tried some new things last night and it turned out to be such an awesome night, one that I'll never forget. 2016 is teaching me that life is about stepping out of your comfort zone, having safe fun and learning & growing from your experiences.


Much love guys