My College Graduation

Well, I finally did it. I completed my college career a week ago today! This journey of mine was a long time coming and I’m so happy and glad this part of my life is finally over!  😀

I’m also grateful to my family and friends, who were there for me from the very beginning and until the very end. They knew how important it was for me to finish my education and respected my diligence to my studies.  🙏

My most proudest moment on graduation day came when my brother and my mother (as well as my father and sister too) were there to see me receive my degree. The last year has been difficult for both of them since they’ve both been ill. Actually, it’s been difficult for our entire family. Another proud moment that day came when I received two honors: one for Distinction by my school’s Communications Department and the second for Cum Laude.  🎓

I certainly intend to utilize my Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media, and intend to find a job in my field or one related to it (i.e. journalism, social media, etc.). In fact, I still dream of finding work in the area I am most in my element in. On that last note, if you’re familiar with this blog, or are one of my family members or a close friend, then I guarantee you already know where that is.  😎

My intentions are that God or a higher power continues to listen to my prayers in: 1) helping me find a job where I can best utilize my skills and experience in; 2) watching over my parents, siblings and other family members, and making certain they’re well (health-wise); and finally 3) allowing me to accomplish my other dreams and goals–personally and professionally. 😀 ❤

Quote Of The Day: Chances

I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, which is probably why I haven’t been getting that much sleep–amongst other things. Recently, I was talking with a good friend of mine. With her advice and encouragement, I believe I can see things much more clearer now. 🙂 #thankyou #wisebeyondheryears #thedreamisstillalive #nexttimeIwilllistentomyintuition

‘Pretty In Pink’ Turns 30

On Feb. 28, 1986, the film Pretty In Pink was released in theaters across the U.S. The romantic-comedy-drama starred Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer and James Spader.

The story centers around Andie Walsh (played by Ringwald, who was best known for starring in Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club), a high school senior, who lives on the wrong side of the tracks. She falls for Blane McDonough (portrayed by Andrew McCarthy from Mannequin and St. Elmo’s Fire fame), a rich kid from the right side of the tracks. Andie’s good friend Phil ‘Duckie’ Dale (played by Jon Cryer from TV’s Two And A Half Men) has a one-sided crush on Andie and plays it off as a joke in front of her. The relationship between Andie and Blane is a difficult one because both are getting harassed by Blane’s rich circle of friends, including his best friend Steff McKee (played by James Spader from the films Mannequin and Less Than Zero), who has taken an interest in Andie, who thinks Steff is repulsive.

Pretty In Pink has a great soundtrack. The Psychedelic Furs sang the film’s title song, “Pretty In Pink,” followed by Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark’s (OMD) “If You Leave,” Nik Kershaw’s “Wouldn’t It Be Good,” New Order’s “Shellshock” and many more.

The film was directed by Howard Deutch and was written by John Hughes, whose notable credits include Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Uncle Buck and Home Alone.

Te Extraño Mucho, Grandma

On this day 33 years ago, my maternal grandmother died due to complications from having suffered a stroke. I still remember the day I found out that she had died. My older sister came to pick me up from my school in our father’s old Chevy Nova. As soon as she told me what had happened, tears rolled down my face. I wish I knew then what I know now about what a stroke is and its symptoms. 😦

Grandma, not a day goes by where I don’t think about you. I’m sad that I only knew you for a short time, but you inspire me everyday to continue accomplishing my goals and dreams. You also taught me that perseverance and hard work pays off. I love you and miss you. One day I’ll see you again. ❤️