why january, mondays and mornings are the best


We often despise the return of regular programming once the holiday celebrations are over. We experience the Monday blues weekly, dreading the early call times and having to make our way to work. Who wouldn’t, after a good weekend or holiday break of free time, binge eating and drinking, activities and get-togethers? It’s tough, but sometimes we fail to recognize the beauty of a new year, a new week and a new day, and an opportunity to start over and continue the beautiful struggle of trying to be a better you.

I know there’s a lot of crap that goes around “new year, new me,” but even though January 1 doesn’t have to come before we make a change, there’s a certain feeling of renewal and a chance to be better every time the new year comes. Whether or not we choose to admit that a part of us feels the urge to do something new or take on a new resolution, it still sheds some light on the possibility of change that others embrace and use as an opportunity to improve on oneself; same goes with having to wake up early the next day or start a new work week. It’s not so often you encounter someone so enthusiastic about waking up at 4:30-5:00 in the morning or waking up to Monday. It may take extra effort, but it is during these times that we should get excited to work on something new, meet someone we’ve never met before, post about thoughts we never chose to say out loud, dare to wear an outfit which is so unlike yourself but is actually truly you, start giving a damn about your health and hitting the gym despite the crazy eyes the gym rats might give to the newbie, or make that first step towards the business you say is your goal in the next five or ten years. I find that window of opportunity for a chance to do something new so important, and instead of dreading it, we should all try to look at it in a different light and learn to embrace it instead. It is during these moments that we set ourselves up for what’s to come and the disposition we choose to have at the start of the year, a week or a day, to help us get through life.

So while we are still slightly hungover from that last holiday break, approaching the weekend and ending the work week, give the possibility of opportunity of the new year, new week and new day some thought, and you might be able to go through life a little lighter, more inspired and determined to work on a better you.

welcome 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The busyness of the Christmas season got to me that I was only able to post before and after the festivities. The get-togethers, eating and drinking this year were overwhelming, and I’m fortunate enough to say that I had a really good Christmas and New Year, surrounded by my favorite people, food and drinks. One of my favorites in a very long time.

Now that it’s 2016, I’d like to start the year by making my lists of things to do more and less, just to get the year started right.


Travels. Crossing my fingers for Korea, Bali, Bangkok, Cambodia and Japan.
Firsts. Classes, seminars, events, job opportunities.
New friends. And rekindling old ones.
Adventures. Another mountain climb, diving certification. And maybe even sky diving?

Work. Projects and collaborations.
Reading. More books and useful information, less showbiz.
Blogging. About life, experiences, hobbies, interests. AND FOOD!
Saving. Going out to drink and eat less, wise spending, more shopping control.
Cooking. To work with more recipes and be more organised in the kitchen.
Photos. Take the time and effort to bring a camera around and not rely on my iPhone.
Good health choices. Less fast food, more greens, steaming and grilling.
Risks. Because I shouldn’t be delaying my dreams.



Impulsive buys. And maybe malling with no purpose.
Bumming. And work like I got a 9-5.
Judgement. Getting to know people on my own and not taking in others’ opinions of them.
Late nights. This might be a bit difficult, but the feeling of getting enough sleep is just amuhzing.

Here’s to a riskier, scarier and maybe more exciting year. Cheers!