The healthy bandwagon.

For the past year or so I have been trying to get my life organized in some ways. There are many areas that I have been able pice back together but in others, I am still struggling. What I find myself struggling with? Staying healthy, staying in “shape”, feeling good about myself. Right now I’m a version of myself that I don’t like at all. I have gotten pretty lazy this past year, gained a lot of weight and I feel pretty unhealthy. It’s so easy to fall off the “healthy bandwagon” and very hard to get back on it (at least for me, that is). I need to organize myself, create attainable goals, make a routine and stick to it.

I need to close those rings . My immediate goal will be to complete all my rings everyday! I think sharing my activity data with friends and competing against some of them, might help me stay motivated. Who knows? But I need to start somewhere. I am tired of feeling this way. I need to get back to that version of myself that I like best and used to know!

IN OTHER NEWS:

I am going through another task manager crisis — again. Hopefully I can sort that one out soon too.

Trying new things?

The other day I was listening to the latest episode of the Fundamentally Broken Podcast, as you do. At one point they talked about, trying new things. This topic made me realized something about myself that I hadn’t thought about until today.

As most people did, I recently got myself some new toys, an iPhone XS and an Apple Watch Series 4. What I hadn’t thought about, which it hit me while listening to the show, is the choices I made this time around. Normally when getting a new device, whether it was the phone or the watch, I’d always pick space gray (black) for both. This time though, looks like I wanted to try something different. I got the silver (white) iPhone and same with the watch, silver, and I am very happy with this choice. I don’t think I have had a silver (white) iPhone since the iPhone 4s and I have never owned a silver Apple Watch. So see, I am growing and trying new things!

IN OTHER NEWS:

I think I’m done with my Micro.blog experiment.

My cluster of things

This weekend I decided to “clean” my backpack. This is something I tend to do every other month or so. I often throw random things in my backpack and after a while it just turns into a cluster of things. So I thought I’d post something about the usual things I carry with me in my backpack on a daily basis.

First of, my daily backpack is the SYNAPSE 25 by TOM BIHN and I love this backpack! It has lots of space and pockets for all the crap that I may or may not carry with me on a daily basis.

So here’s the list of some of the stuff and things I carry with me everyday. Items not included in this list, that I may carry depending on the situation are my Nintendo Switch, wet wipes and diapers (yes, diapers).

Something I liked this week volume 8.

Spider-Man

Finally! I have started playing Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4 this week and I think I now get why the hype. At first I was a little concerned that it was going be too “I-feel-like-I’m-just-doing-chores” type of game but it’s actually not bad at all. There are a lot of missions that may seem repetitive and “chory” at times but they aren’t too annoying. The upgrade system is simple and unlocking new costumes it’s probably my favourite part (I’m a sucker for extra costumes).

I am having a blast playing this game, I highly recommend it (go get it!). Specially if you’re a Spidey fan, you gotta play it!

IN OTHER NEWS:

I cheesed my pants today. 🧀👖

Something I liked this week volume 7.

Octopath Traveler

I got this game I few weeks ago but it wasn’t until this week when I actually started it. Octopath Traveler it’s a new JRPG (Japanese Role Playing Game) by Square Enix for the Nintendo Switch. The game has eight characters and so far, most of the game is finding these eight characters and going through each of their stories (or chapters). At least this is what I have been doing so far.

Octopath reminds me a lot of old RPG games I used to play like Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger and Children of Mana (which it isn’t that old, 2006 if I recall). The combat it’s turn-based system, very similar to some of the games previously mentioned, nothing too complicated.

So far I have gone through the stories of seven of the characters, one more to go before moving on to the next chapter. I would say I have got roughly eight to ten hours of gameplay so far and it’s been fun. It is definitely a change of pace from what I have been previously playing, like Destiny 2. Will see how far I’ll go before I either get bored or rage-quit it!

IN OTHER NEWS:

I got Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4, I haven’t played it yet.

Something I liked this week volume 6.

Seattle

He had a vacay! It has been a while since the last time we had a family vacation of sorts. Last weekend we took a trip to Seattle, rented an Airbnb for the entire family and stayed for 6 days. The ”premise” or reason for this trip/vacation was the Ed Sheeran’s concert at the CenturyLink Field. However, the reason I was excited about the trip wasn’t necessarily the concert, but the city! I love street photography and I thought Seattle would be the perfect scenario for me to go nuts — and it was. I’m not gonna lie, I enjoyed the concert a lot more than I thought I would, Anne-Marie opened the show and she was amazing, followed by Snow Patrol and they were awesome too and, of course, Ed Sheeran as the “main event”. I gotta say I was pretty impressed by his performance, I did enjoy him quite a lot. Also, this is the first time I have ever been in such a huge venue. Most of the concerts I have ever been in are in much smaller venues so I felt a little overwhelmed. Regardless, we had a good time and enjoyed the show.

But, like I’ve said before, to me it was all about walking the streets of Seattle and take pictures! We visited some places like The Pike Place Market, the aquarium, the space needle (of course), among other places. I don’t think I have ever taken so many pictures in my life in the span of 6 days. The “photographer” in me was in heaven. Food was also a big highlight, we went to a couple of restaurants, food stands, and whatnot. The best place I’d say we went was to Pike Place Chowder, probably the best chowder I have ever had in my entire life! The line was ridiculously long the first time we passed by during the weekend. Then during the week, we came back, the line was much more decent and then, we understood. If you like chowder as much as I do, you’ve got to go there.

I could go about the things I didn’t like but I don’t need that kind of negativity here. 😉

Here are some of the pictures I took on my trip. For more you can always check my Instagram

IN OTHER NEWS:

Why is summer still a thing??