I grew up in Chula Vista, which is literally in the middle of the suburbs. It’s a beautiful city, but it can feel small and boring at times. For that reason, sometimes I crave to go somewhere else but still stay close. Do you ever feel that way? Like you want a change of scenery, but you don’t really feel like driving too far away? I feel like this all the time! In case you ever feel like this, I recommend going to “The Haven Pizzeria” in Kensington. From the moment my boyfriend and I arrived at the parking we were already having a great time! They have a lovely wall outside of the restaurant that it’s great for pictures! The establishment is cozy and the atmosphere made me very feel relaxed and welcomed. Everyone who works there is incredibly friendly and provided amazing service. I tend to ask a lot of questions about drinks, food items’, and even dessert… I was truly in awe of their attention to detail and true care for the customer. The food was amazing! The Haven is very known for making their own creations when it comes to their dishes and they didn't disappoint. We tried one of their specialty pizzas and it was so good! I love going to places that try new things and provide detailed information about their menu items. I’m looking forward to visiting this place very soon again! Maybe, this time I’ll go back with my family or friends! This restaurant is great for date nights, birthday dinners, or just because you’re hungry and you’re craving amazing pizza! Not to mention that their signature cocktails are delicious! The environment provided by this place is friendly for all situations!
This past week was my first week attempting to "schedule" my resting time. I wouldn't say it worked the best. This is why, life happens and plans change all the time. My resting days are Monday and Tuesday, since I work for a church and I work during the actual weekend days. Monday was very easy to schedule since I had a doctor's appointment that day, I scheduled the rest of my day around that. Part of my plans for Monday was: breakfast with my parents, dinner and a movie date with my boyfriend. So, Monday was a success! Tuesday, was a completely different story and a complete fail. I had no concrete plans at all and I ended up being super busy that day and as a whole I would say my experience was having a very busy weekend again. I will try again next weekend, but I already have the whole weekend planned and it's seems like it's going to be very busy, LOL!
I've been working at Eastlake Church as a children's ministry director for almost a year, and sometimes it's easy for me to feel like what I'm doing isn't noticed. This past weekend, something amazing happened that completely changed my perspective. One of my favorite kids that I get the chance of working with, brought me a goodie bag that had some of my favorite things. At first, I thought it was something along the lines of a Christmas gift since we're in the month of December, but it meant so much more. As I opened the gift, there was a "Thank you" card. His parents had asked for five names, five people that he was going to bless with kindness this month and I was one of those people. I realized that what I'm doing, alongside of some awesome coworkers and volunteers is making a positive impact in the lives of the future generation. My heart melted, what if we picked five people? What if we decided to go the extra mile to show others around us that we care for them and they're noticed and appreciated. That's a challenge I'm willing to take, are you?
I woke up pondering on a scary thought. I asked myself, how many times have you said "I will start tomorrow"? I know I have said this to myself at least a million times, the problem is that most of the time I don't start tomorrow. For the past month, every single day I would tell myself that I would start blooging again "tomorrow". It took me two weeks of saying tomorrow and one second last week saying "if not today, when?" Don't wait for tomorrow, don't wait for next year, do it today! Hang out with people who want to see you succeed and will encourage you to do what you love or do what you know needs to be done. Don't make promises to yourself that you know you won't fulfill.
Has it ever happened to you that you don't realize one of your habits until someone points them out for you? This happened to me a week ago. It wasn't exactly that someone else pointed out one of my bad habits, but it felt like that. Only because it's personal. While having a great conversation with a coworker, we started talking about "what our rest days look like." I realized that I had no clue. This is only because I've allowed my days off to be completely unplanned. I mean, this can be good sometimes. On the other side, for the most part my "rest" days look very very busy and over scheduled. This is caused by another bad habit, it's hard for me to stay still. So, I like going out... A LOT! My coworker gave me great advice and I decided to share it here! Sometimes, it's necessary to schedule your rest. I know, it can sound weird. As a person who is used to scheduling every single day, I decided to try this. I'll write another blog in four weeks. I'll let you guys know if I liked the scheduled rest time...