Life Update 4.20

April is one of those months where you start yearning for warmer weather. Summer is right around the corner and thoughts of beaches and pools are on people’s minds. Not me though. The only thing I have in mind is how fast I need May to come! April is one of those months where there are too many things to do and too little time to accomplish it.

Savir Blogs: After speaking about how I was being consistent with posting, this month I haven’t posted as much. I realized that when I’m too busy at work it affects my motivation to do any other activity after work. I am trying to catch up so hopefully I can get back on schedule.

Weight: I have been so busy that I haven’t even had the motivation to work out after work. Usually I don’t worry too much about not being able to work out because I get a good walk in during work but this month has been too busy. On a normal work day I am able to close out all my rings on my watch but I’ve been slacking on that. I did get complimented on losing some weight so it looks like my exercises in March worked! 

Vacation: I haven’t taken a vacation since June 2021. This year I definitely plan on changing that! A problem that I’m seeing is that flights are expensive now! Flights are double what I usually pay. That definitely puts me at a disadvantage because I would have to save more so I could be able to vacation properly. There is nothing worse than vacationing with a tight budget! The good thing is I have some flight credits that I could use but I know it won’t be enough for all my travels. So far I have plans to go to Texas and California to visit family.

The good news is that although I’ve come across some minor challenges, free time is coming soon. I will be able to go back to my daily walks and a consistent posting schedule. Hopefully by the next life update I will have more positive things to share.

Pre-COVID Affairs

Has your life changed since COVID? For me it definitely has. 2019 was one of my better years in life. I traveled to 4 different cities and was constantly going out. Then COVID happened. All of my plans for 2020 basically went down the drain and in 2021 I didn’t have the desire to do much.

Pictured above is a drink from one of the several restaurants that my coworkers and I would go to after work. For about 2 years, one could find us at the bar destressing. Now, everyone is in a different space. I’m not saying this is a bad thing, it certainly is not, but the vibes are not the same. For me, I’d just rather be home drinking. I’ve lost the appeal of social drinking. I enjoy being in my own space, drinking at my own pace. The benefit to all of this is that it’s much cheaper and it makes me happy.

Souvenir de la Voix

For the holidays I entered a competition that involved completing challenges for points. The reward was a gift card of up to $500. I entered the competition with the hope to win and use the money for lunch. Some of the challenges included visiting stores to scan QR codes, food pictures, and posting on social media. 

The photo above is from one of the challenges. It is a new mural in downtown Newark, behind the public library. This has become my favorite mural in the City because of its uniqueness. Titled “Souvenir de la Voix” it represents the concept of sharing traditions from one generation to the next. As a first generation American I understand the concept of traditions. Yes, I was born in the mighty old USA but I grew up as Salvadoran as I possibly could. My parents taught me their traditions and introduced me to all sorts of Salvadoran food. Being Salvadoran and embracing that culture is very much a part of me and I could never let that go.

Oh, and one last thing. I did win the competition!

Trying Something New

Back in January I mentioned that I was going to be trying new things. After much thinking and coming up with all the details I decided that I would invest in my creativity. For this reason, I decided to create a separate social media account where I could post things that my family and friends on my personal account wouldn’t understand.

I introduce SB Vibezzz as my creative outlet where I experiment with picture and video editing. SB Vibezzz will feature unboxings, unbaggings, beauty, and food. I posted a short Reels on a whim when Instagram tried to block my account for suspicious activity a day after opening the account. Since it did well, not really sure how, I decided to keep it.

What does it mean for Savir Blogs? Increased content! The things that I post on SB Vibezzz translate to a blog post with more details that most people don’t bother reading on Instagram. But it won’t just be content from SB Vibezz on here. I also have life updates, reviews, and anything else that I feel like posting. 

Both Savir Blogs and SB Vibezzz are my way of bettering myself and hopefully there are people out there that can relate. Give me a follow so you won’t miss out. Let me know that you’re from here so I could follow you back!

Flowers

I have never been a flower person but lately I find myself admiring the flowers that I see on my walks. Once I see a pretty flower I just want to take a picture of it. It’s the way a flower looks once it’s bloomed that does it for me. I don’t care if it delays me in my travels, I will take as many pictures as I need to until I get the one I like.

With the pictures that I end up keeping I try different edits on them to see what speaks to me. I experiment with different editing apps to get the best results. I admit I’m no photographer or professional photo editor. I just go by what I like. 

Since the majority of the time I end up doing absolutely nothing with the photos, I decided to add some to Savir Blogs. If you click here you will find more pictures. Don’t forget to check back for updates.