It’s been a busy and fun week. I’ve been getting out of my comfort zone a bit, since this past weekend. Everything since Saturday has been feeling a bit fresh, with new faces and new experiences.

Firstly, I actually went to a church activity. If you’ve known me for the past, say 3 to 4 years, you’d know that I don’t ever do anything on the extra-curricular side when it comes to church. That just isn’t me. Sure, I’ll go to a district event every now and then; but, I’ll never really participate. This time around, I actually participated in some flag football. I honestly wasn’t planning on playing since I had already did a grueling crossfit class beforehand.. but it’s hard for me to say no to a lot of things. So I actually played on the Santa Clarita team. Interestingly, I had fun and I didn’t regret it. I got to meet some very nice and interesting people! That certainly would not have happened if I hadn’t attended. After flag football practice, most of us proceeded to the local boba stop. Man, you know me. I love that boba. I genuinely enjoyed the company as well.

Monday came and I was off to Massachusetts (mark me as guilty for not knowing how to spell that correctly on the first shot) for a work trip.  I must say, Boston is beautiful. I don’t know if I’ve told you yet; but, I love trees. Boston is filled with great trees and green scenery. Every time I take a drive, I can’t help but marvel at the beautiful trees that line the road. Also, a new friend pointed out the beauty in architecture as well. I have since found a new appreciation for it that I probably had before. I saw so many amazing buildings- old and new. Each bringing a robust and classic; yet, modern feel to the city. I appreciated it and wished that I had the gear and the time to capture it in photo. The culture of the citizens here is very friendly and very easy-going. Almost everyone here is discussing the local teams (New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox) OR the weather, which oddly is a very popular topic here. Speaking of the weather, I luckily have caught the tail end of their summer here, so temperature have ranged from the 60’s to the 80’s- nothing I’m not used to, being from Oxnard and Santa Clarita. The pace of life is much slower than Los Angeles, which I highly appreciate. I feel much less stress just being here- and reducing stress is always a priority in my life. One downfall of Boston is how spread out everything seems to be. I feel like I have to drive so far out to get to things. Maybe I’m just spoiled from Valencia/Los Angeles where things are very condensed. I honestly think I could live here but I may be saying that because I particularly want to just get out of California.

I fly back Friday morning and I can’t wait to get back home. I have a few things to look forward to: on Friday night, we have a team competition/workout- those are always very fun and on Saturday night, I’ll be attending a walk for Lupus awareness. Hopefully I’ll be able to spend time with good company. Can’t wait.

See you soon, California. I’ve sorely missed you since I’ve been gone.