Rural Memories not enough in the Big City

I moved to a big city in my late 20’s, it was a decision that I simply had to make for my career. Coming from a small rural farming town in Northern California i would never have imagined that I would move out to the desert. Las Vegas as luck would have it has given me the ability to grow as a person and as a professional. Here I have found my way through the city in more ways than none back home, although prices are different in just about everything, for the better of course. Life in the big city is different, people are different, community is different, social life is very different. For example, back home I was social, had more friends that one would want regardless of the fact that my friends lived 10-15 miles away but we somehow managed to stay social. 

Now that I’m living in a much bigger city, my social life has really taken a dump. I honestly have very few friends since I moved here three years ago. I guess living in a bigger city can have its toll on social life because people work at all hours of the day and night and meeting someone for coffee is hard enough. Not to mention the fact that the city is so spread out that just making a simply dinner arrangement is difficult because most people simply do not like to drive 8-15 miles away to meetup for dinner or lunch. 

How do you handle the stress of city life with no social life?

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To speak or Not to speak, that is the question.

When relationships fail, how much communication should you keep with your ex? I say, keep a neutral relationship regardless of who is at fault. But remember to keep your distance, because as the saying goes..”A broken cup can never be repaired!”

Thus, relationships come and go, but keeping a peaceful margin of respect between both parties is essential. Especially if there loved ones involved, like children or even pets. Yes, couples fight over pets when splitting up and parting their own ways.

So how do you deal with your ex? Well simply limit your communication, because you’ll feel empty and lonely after you meet up with you ex. What I’m trying to say, is that some people just do not belong together and thus must be apart in order to function as an individual.

Communication is important simply because it would be beneficial to keep your aquantances for the near future.

…..to be continued!!!

Halloween Fun, learn to appreciate Life.

Halloween Fun, learn to appreciate Life.

Halloween is a time when kids and adults join forces in getting their inner-inner child out for treats and fun. For children, this time of year marks the holiday season where relatives, family, and friends share their love of community and indulgence. For adults, this time of year marks the time for indulgence in wine, costumes, and scary treats. What better way to experience those fun times than by actually joining the party. Just about every city in the US celebrates Halloween, or the week-end before, by form of festival’s, rave’s, concert’s, fair’s, and theater. After-all, Fall marks the time for festivities to celebrate the Fall Harvest before winter sets in.

However, Halloween, Oct. 31, also marks the 28th birthday for my youngest brother, Miguel, or as we nick named him “Mike”. Although, it has been 15 years since his death, each year since his death, we light a white candle, besides his picture and set a small slice of cake or cupcake to celebrate his birthday.

So enjoy life, celebrate with your kids, have some harmless fun, and appreciate your family and friends. But keep in mind, some people believe Halloween is a dark and evil celebration, but for my family and myself, coming from a Hispanic American, Filipino nationality Halloween or Day of the dead is a joyful celebration that marks the remembrance for our deceased family members. Not to be confused or associated with witchcraft, satanic rituals, or dark spiritual connections.

Please people have an open mind and explore your surroundings, respect cultures and nationality, never judge someone through their religion or political believes or their sexual preference.

Have a safe and spooky, HALLOWEEN!!!