April 2010: My new friend Benjamin Bratt, awesome guy!
March 2012: Denver, Co. Oh yes, I'm all about EQUAL human rights for all!
Summer 2012: UC Berkeley, representing in Costa Rica, Peace Lodge, best experience ever!
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
– Andy Warhol
2010 Update: Well, I'm now officially living the 30th year of my life and I must admit I'm feeling pretty darn good. I guess when I wrote the bottom portion I was ahead of the game but so right! It's amazing all my hard work and by this I mean in every aspect of my life is paying off. I'm feeling great both physically and mentally. I know this is due to the perfect combination of: Spark, spark buddies, spirituallity, and school...but let's face it if I didn't take advantage of any of this. If I didn't have the right mindset, the feeling and strong belief in myself, the desire and thirst to succeed nothing would have worked. So along with the gratitude I have for my dear friends both on Spark and outside of it, I must also applaud myself for all the hard work I've been putting in and for having the right attitude to keep me moving forward. So yay Spark and WAY TO GO MONI!!
Hey everyone my name is Monica but some call me Moni or Mon. I'm 29 years old, work full time and I go to school part time (at least for this semester). I'm working on reaching several goals by the time I turn 30 (next year), graduating from college and transferring to UCLA or CAL as an English Major. Go out to England to visit all the Literary History sites and walk the grounds of Oxford and Cambridge Universities (my dream schools). However, I wish to do this all by being a healthier version of me, that includes reaching my goal weight of 150 pounds.
The way I see it my 29th year is a the prologue to my 30th year of life. Right now I believe and feel that I am setting up the stage to what will be a new chapter in my new book of life. I have a gut feeling that my 30's will be the best years of my life, in every aspect imaginable so why not welcome these changes and/or experiences as a healthier me?!! I think I'm worth it so I'm going all the way BABY!!!
To be healthier and have a more active lifestyle. This change/goal includes mental, physical, and spiritual health.
Wouldn't mind reaching my goal weight either.
Almost forgot: Another goal, more like my dream is to travel the world and study cultures, religions, and of course be of service to those in need. I will do this by being an advocate for the environment and by being the voice for those that feel they no longer have one!!
So far what has been working for me is logging in and keeping track of my meals by using the nutrition tool. I am staying as active as humanly possible, I fit in some type of activity daily. Whether it be working out at the gym, Tae Bo at home, Yoga, hiking, or my favorite Dancing!!
I just moved to Berkeley, CA for school, originally from East Los Angeles. I'm half Mexican and half Salvadorian; however, I lived in El Salvador for 4 years. I'm dying to travel the world once I get my M.A.
My favorite author is of course Jane Austin, love Pride and Prejudice and of course that is also one of my favorite movies (BBC movie with Colin Firth, not the new one!!). I love all the Bridget Jones Movies, love anime, and every single type of music out there (except for POLKA-sorry), I love ELVIS not sure how it started but I've been a fan since I was 10!!
Secrets of Success
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| Pounds lost: 7.8
1409 days ago
Happy BELATED Birthday DONE GIRL.
The Taurus girl is born to a mother she can never live up to and she learns to be stubborn to get her own way since her mother is always pushing her to do what she wants her to do. The little Taurus girl can turn to food for comfort as she feels she isn't given the attention she wants from the parent. Thus she can have a weight issue. She loves the tastes, smells and textures of all things and especially food. She makes a wonderful cook, and can work in the restaurant business as she is a good business woman. She can work in the fashion industry, or hairdresser business as she loves beauty and style. She usually has a wonderful singing voice and has music talent. She can be a good actress. Her health issue is her throat area including her thyroid. She gets along best with Virgo, Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio and Capricorn. She does well being the "woman behind the successful man" as she really needs to have money.
Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, is all about reward. Unlike the Aries love of the game, Taurus loves the rewards of the game. Think physical pleasures and material goods, for those born under this sign revel in delicious excess. They are also a tactile lot, enjoying a tender, even sensual, touch. Taurus adores comfort and likes being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Along these lines, they also favor a good meal and a fine wine. The good life in all its guises, whether it's the arts or art of their own making (yes, these folks are artistic as well), is heaven on Earth to the Taurus-born.
It's the Bull that serves as the Taurus's mascot, and along with that comes the expectation that these folks are bull-headed and stubborn. Yes, they are. Hey, this sign has a Fixed Quality attached to it after all, so expect that things will occasionally grind to a halt. That said, Taurus doesnÕt start out with the intention of getting stuck. They simply want to get things done, and it's that steady, dogged persistence that winds up being viewed as stubbornness. Bulls are actually among the most practical and reliable members of the zodiac, and they are happy to plod along, as it were, in pursuit of their goals. The good news for Bulls is that once they get to the finish line, they'll swaddle themselves in material goods. A self-indulgent beast? Perhaps, but if you toiled as laboriously as these folks do, you'd need some goodies, too.
Taurus is ruled by Venus, a lovely goddess who didn't deny herself many things. In ancient Roman mythology, Venus was the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Pleasure, and Taurus has pretty much taken up where she left off. Bulls are fond of all things pretty, whether it's in their home, at a museum or on the stage. Life as one sweet pas de deux is how the Taurus-born like it. To onlookers, this may look like so much materialism and blessed excess, but Bulls really aren't interested in living without beauty in their lives. Beauty to the Bull also comes in the way of a happy home life, one that includes a partner and a stable relationship.
Taurus values harmony in their personal lives, so they'll work hard on keeping their mate happy. The Bull's penchant for sensual pleasures, of course, can only help things along! Bulls can also be the sappiest of sentimentalists. Will all this overweening attention to their mate turn a Bull into a possessive mess? Probably not, although these folks do have to manage their tendency to latch on a bit tight. At the end of the day, however, TaurusÕs are true romantics and loyal to the core.
The Element associated with Taurus is Earth. No pie-in-the-sky for these practical folks, since they'd much rather be on terra firma. Bulls tend toward conservatism, and this is often seen in their day-to-day behavior. No far-out schemes (that's Air) or shrieking ultimatums (more like Fire) here. Taurus much prefers to take each day slowly and steadily and work toward their ultimate goal. Along these lines, those born under this sign are happy to stick with their projects until they have reached a successful conclusion. They are also extremely patient and dependable along the way. Does that sound earthy enough? The only kink in this well-oiled chain is the heckler in the gallery that tries to upbraid the Bull. These folks may not have a hair-trigger temper, but it's short enough. Bulls in a hissy fit can get pretty argumentative, but eventually they'll calm down and come back to center, since these folks would much rather be Zen. The Earth in this sign does tend to act as a balancing mechanism so that things never get truly out of hand. For every one person who considers the Bull a pain, there are two who will say 'No way!' and happily take the Taurus' gentle charms any day.
Seeing as how Bulls are generally strong and well-built, it's no surprise that these folks enjoy testing their strength on the field of play. Expect to find a Bull engaged in a spirited game of hoops or mountain climbing. Hiking is also a favorite pastime, since it keeps Taurus close to their beloved earth. Indoor adventures are also favored by Bulls, which is why the opera or ballet is right up a Taurus's alley. When it comes to love, the Taurus-born are devoted, romantic and somewhat possessive. Their sensual nature has a way of erasing any mistakes! Since Taurus rules the neck and throat, Bulls would be wise to keep a silky scarf at hand, ideally in a warm (and soothing) earth tone.
The great strength of Taurus is in their stability, loyalty and dogged determination. Bulls want to get the job done, and they will. What better way to get the riches they so fervently crave?
1410 days ago
Belated Birthday Wishes! Hope you had a great day!
1412 days ago
Smile~ It's your day. Sorry this is late!
Hope your celebration was DONE just right!!
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