As The New Year Approaches...

As The New Year Approaches...

It is important to think about this new year, but don't think about it too hard.

New Year's Eve, a time for celebration.

To hell with all the bad memories from 2017 and hello to 2018, a fresh start. I find it somewhat funny how about this time of the year people are tweeting about how they are so over this past year and how they are ready for the new one, but its the same thing every year.

I guess the good thing is that people are optimistic about the following year being better than before and I think that is a good outlook on life. But as the night approaches and you get ready to go party, I want you to think about these few things.

1. Don't get so drunk, you'll regret it January 1st, 2018.

Seriously, go have fun and be wild but if your that person who will be mad at themselves the morning after, don't go buck wild the night before. Otherwise, you will already be ready for 2019 and the truth is you are only one day into 2018. That could make for a very long year ahead.

2. If your new year resolution is going to the gym more, I encourage you to try and stick to it.

Everyone knows that one of the biggest new year resolutions is to work out. In a general sense, you get workout clothes for Christmas but never end up at the gym. Truth is, just stop talking about how you want to and just go out and do it! I promise you won't regret it.

3. If your goal in 2018 is to travel somewhere exotic, go do it!

As a frequent traveler, I highly recommend the new year resolution to be trying something new. By this, I mean save up some money, travel somewhere amazing or even study abroad. Sometimes going out of your comfort zone can be the best thing for you.

4. Who will you kiss when the clock strikes midnight?

Don't think too hard, but think hard enough!

5. If you don't feel like going out then stay in and watch home alone, you can't go wrong with that.

You can never go wrong with watching home alone, its just a classic that will never get old whether it is Christmas or New Years.

In the end, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will pass. Next thing you know it'll be summer and then Christmas again. All of a sudden the year 2018 will go by and it will be 2019. Make the most out of this new year, this fresh start, this new you!!

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5 Reasons You Should Head To San Antonio's Fiesta

There truly isn't an option for boredom in San Antonio.

The city of San Antonio loves to celebrate its Mexican heritage and upbringing, and this year marks the tricentennial, which means SA is going to be partying extra hard, and you're invited.

Fiesta is an annual 11-day celebration where the entire city partakes in events and parades. Such events include Taste of New Orleans, Fiesta Oyster Bake, Fiesta Arts Fair, Piñatas in the Barrio, Ford Mariachi Festival, King William Fair, and the list goes on.

In case you needed some convincing, here's five reasons you should get your butt down and party with the natives:

Nearly unlimited food options

At a San Antonio festival, you can ALWAYS count on the food. Booths lined up among sidewalks at the events and giant signs advertising "PAPA LOCA" and "CHICKEN ON A STICK" will make it hard to ignore their delicious aromas. What's a celebration without food, anyway?

Drinking options as well

Come hang with the borrachos and enjoy the event with nice refreshment options. If you are under 21, fresh squeezed lemonade and agua frescas are just as delicious.

Live Entertainment

Over 50 musicians are set to play and cover a wide range of genres, from country, rock, hip-hop, Tejano and Jazz, to name a few. Check out the extensive list here.

Experience the culture

San Antonio has rich Mexican culture that will be explored and represented during the week-and-a-half span of Fiesta. Experience art, music, and San Antonio traditions like collecting as many Fiesta medals possible or adorning giant, colorful sombreros.

Too much to do

There truly isn't an option for boredom in the city. Okay, I'm not just saying San Antonio is beautiful because it's my home city- San Antonio prides itself on its many attractions like the Riverwalk, Alamo, amusement park options, and missions, among other things. Ask your friendly neighborhood San Antonian for recommendations and you're sure to get different answers from different people.

What I really mean is: don't go to Fiesta because I'm telling you to. Go because you want to.

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11 Things On My Summer Bucket List

Summer 2018 here I come!

This summer I want to have the time of my life with the people I love!

1. Weekend in the city

The city is one of my new favorite places and I would love to just be there for a whole weekend to discover some new coffee shops and restaurants I have never been to before.

2. Wisconsin Dells and Six Flags

Now I wouldn’t call myself an adrenaline junky (in fact I am probably quite the opposite) however this summer I want to really put myself out there and go on rides while I still have the courage to do so!

3. Working out

Yup, I know this is not really a fun thing but last summer I worked out every day and I felt amazing. This summer I want to do that all over again and really get my body into shape.

4. The beach

The beach is probably one of my favorite places and I never really get a chance to go to one because I am always so busy with school and my family. This summer I am taking full advantage of the nice weather and going to a beach!

5. Starved Rock!

I have started to really love hiking in the wilderness and going back to starved rock is definitely something I am really excited to do!

6. Do well at my internship

Technically, this is not really a bucket list item but it is something that I hope comes out of this summer! I have my very first internship and I am really excited about the opportunity I have been given. Wish me luck!

7. Cooking

During school, it is really hard for me to get into cooking because of how busy I am. However, this summer I really want to get into cooking and get better at this skill I have been putting off!

8. Reconnect with friends

There are a lot of people close to me that I have kind of fallen out of touch with. I am hoping some of them come around and we can spend some quality time together.

9. Changing up my style

I am not someone who tends to take fashion risks, however, I really want to go outside my comfort zone when it comes to what I wear.

10. Work on myself

I am someone who definitely struggles with confidence and self-acceptance every once and a while and I really want to change how I feel about myself.

11. Dance for myself

As someone who has gotten into the routine of dancing for a performance, I really want to go back to just dancing for myself!

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