Monday, May 20, 2013

Destination: No where to go??

Hola! With Spring in full force there are lots of fun things going on ,especially here in San Antonio! I just love this time of year because the weather is perfect, (not to hot, not too cold) spring fashions and "trends" are giving me life, this is the time you notice sunsets to be so beautiful, birds are chirping a little earlier, and it just leads up to everyone's favorite season, SUMMER. Spring is the time of the year when you want to venture out to new places, and try new activities... I know that's how I am. Living in Texas, there is always something new to do so I am always feeling very adventurous! But sometimes I am stumped with the question, "So, what am I going to do today?"

I have always turned to YELP for answers. This site gives you events for the month, ratings of any and every business you can think of, (I've used it to get deets on restaraunts, bars/clubs, spas, and thrift/consignment stores to name a few.) Check out my profile on there to see places I've rated, and friend me to see what events I plan on going to! 

Speaking of restaurants, Mothers day, my family and I went to River City Seafood & Grill, and I can honestly say that is THE BEST Seafood restaurant in San Antonio! Since my family owned a fish market growing up, I am definitely a seafood connoisseur! I would prefer this place over Pappadeux's any day, by far. Go check out their Menu, and a great "Commercial"  featured on there website. And when you go, tell the owner Bill I sent you  :) It was our 2nd time going there and each time he spoke to us and treated us very well. Please comment if you've gone and let me know your thoughts.

Back to finding things to do- There's a great App/ website called MeetUp, described by C.E.O Scott Heiferman as "an online social networking portal that facilitates offline group meetings in various localities around the world." This is a great place to network and meet new people, as well as find fun things to do. I am part of several different groups but have only actually attended 2 "meet ups." One being a Medical Professionals networking event, which was hosted by the group "Young Adult Community Building," and a photogrpahy meetup with a group called "Capture San Antonio." The next one I plan on attending is with the "San Antonio Advnture Club," and they go on all types of fun adventures from tubing to hiking. They also have plenty meetups for singles too ;-)

So with all these avenues of finding things to do, it wont be hard to get into something fun this weekend! Let me know, What are you going to do????

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Destination: Hobbies!

Hey everyone!! I finally have time to post again and I've got a lot to talk about! This past week I got a new camera, and when I tell you I felt instantly like a pro because of this amazing thing.. Its a Cannon T4i and it came with 2 lenses and it has to be 1 of the best purchases of my life lol. But any-who since I think I'm such a professional I've decided to get into photography. Talk about feeling innovative haha.....So I tried to use my camera the whole weekend!. With fiesta going on I thought it would be a great time to go down to the river walk and take some flicks..

I met up with my friend and my Bro n Sis and we went to a few bars........

LOL.. Cant take black ppl anywhere.

 And then we went to NIOSA (Night In Old San Antonio)... it was CROWDED! Im talking about thousands of people!!

Man in a Pinata Suit! So Cool!

This was taken at night!!
 That was Friday... The next evening I went back downtown to fiesta lol, only with my mom! We danced to live music, had drinks, chicken on a stick and walked on the River Walk. As you can tell my pics got a little better since I checked out some YouTube tuts.

I just love this thing! So also I did a shoot with my friend Tiffanys' Son Jaiden! He is too adorable. And also my niece and nephews! I will post those pictures on my photography site (coming soon :) I had a long eventful weekend, and wrapped up fiesta with lots of fun with friends and Mi Madre y Hermano y familia! With that being said- Make it a point to find a new hobby you can become passionate about.... A lot of times people inquire "so, what do you like to do in your spare time?" My answer use to be shop, hang out with friends, and have fun... lol, how interesting right? Now at least I can add photography to my "things I do in my spare time." As you grow up you find yourself falling into the same everyday hustle n bustle. Work, school, sleep, eat, go out from time to time and on the weekends. Life is much more meaningful when you have activities, and hobbies to actually enjoy and love doing. Being 25 years old, and single its like everything I do on a regular basis is boring honestly. Don't get me wrong I have awesome friends to hang out with but as far as having fun "during me time," I'm often bored out of my mind! lol.. So whether it be playing an instrument, taking pictures, working out, scrap-booking, mentoring, traveling, cooking, volunteering.. Whatever! I came across a quote 

"You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing."

and that just motivated me to begin to find more things that I genuinely enjoy doing, not just for money(although when you like something enough you are able to turn it into a business very easily where people would not hesitate to be your consumer,) but just because you are passionate about it! It will definitely contribute to enjoying complete Felicity.