A Tale of Two Chicas

Pittsburgh Chica Update May 27, 2012

Filed under: Pittsburgh Chica — Sonia @ 7:32 pm
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I haven’t posted anything in a hot minute! And, looking back at all the old posts I have to admit that I got a little teary-eyed! I just can’t believe how lonely and miserable I was! That jerk of an ex-boyfriend really did a number on me, didn’t he?

I’m glad to report that things are soooo much better! I’m still with my man that I’ve been dating since December (and that I’ve known for over a year). He’s so good to me. For my birthday this past February, he surprised me with a basket of mangoes (my favorite fruit) with balloons (I mentioned how sad I was that I wasn’t going to get my yearly birthday balloons from my sister) tied to the basket. I’m such a lucky girl.

I hopefully will graduate with dual Master’s degree in December. I can’t wait to finally finish.

I also did end up getting a job within my agency in another department. I love my coworkers. Something crazy is always happening. My boyfriend cracks up with all the stories I tell him.

I love my life.

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Life plan October 27, 2011

Filed under: Pittsburgh Chica — Sonia @ 12:30 pm
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Since I graduated with my bachelor’s in journalism in 2008 and never got that tv news reporter gig I always wanted, I’ve been kind of a lost soul. I didn’t have a Plan B and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. It was literally a, “Shit…now what?,” kind of thing. Even now, in grad school, I still want to do like 15 million different things. I think I’m starting to figure every thing out though. Slowly but surely. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I’m serious about it to the point where I’m making a checklist and timeline. My friends, below is just a rough draft of my Life Plan.

    Sonia’s Life Plan

•After not only feeling but being sheltered by my family, I want to live in different places, experience life and “see what’s out there.” Don’t get me wrong. I love my family. In Mexican culture, family is important. We stick together. We stay together. I’m very traditional when it comes to family. However, I felt so sheltered from the world. My parents had a heart attack when I moved out of the house at 21. I was literally 15 mins. away but it was still a huge deal. They died when I moved to Pittsburgh. I love, love, love my family but cut the damn umbilical cord. I plan to leave Pittsburgh once I finish school but, I realized I don’t want to move back to Chicago just yet. I plan live in the following places, each for a year (I’m still iffy on the order) and my parents are just going to have to deal with it:

-Seattle, WA
-Bend, OR
-Austin, TX
-Minneapolis, MN
-Montana (Don’t know where yet)
-Denver, CO

•Both my legal business/law and public relations for non-profits classes are inspiring me. With all the current law/legal issues I’m learning about and all the good I’m learning about non-profits, I really feel like I want to give my skills to organizations in need. Something that’s really intriguing me are opportunities in grant writing and reviewing grant proposals. Honestly, I don’t know where to start. I’ve never had experience in grant writing but that’s why I’m in school. I don’t know how to get my foot in the grant writing door but I’ll figure it out.

•When I’m done with the two bullet points above, I guess I’ll get married and pop out kids. Even though I’m not really into the idea of marriage & kids, I do need a daughter to pass down my mom’s ring.

 

Vroom, vroom! August 31, 2011

Filed under: Pittsburgh Chica — Sonia @ 10:21 am
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I feel bad because I haven’t updated my two readers on the latest developments of my life. Therefore, I will give all of you fine people what you want. Here it is, short and sweet:

•I still loathe people and Pittsburgh. That has not changed.

•My back hurts.

•I was in the bathroom at some bar and some girl told me I needed to eat a hamburger.

•In reference to the bullet point above, I stopped taking my meds because I love my martinis and beer.

•I fly back to the Chi this weekend! Cue the Kanye music!

•I started school again last night. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a corner to crawl into where I can quietly weep.

There you go. Living life on the fast lane. Be jealous.

 

Chop, chop! May 24, 2011

Filed under: Pittsburgh Chica — Sonia @ 8:24 pm
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Excuse me, professor, but my boo thang told me to move your ass. We have a very important Bulls game to watch. Much appreciated!

 

I Don’t Do Computers May 23, 2011

Filed under: Pittsburgh Chica — Sonia @ 12:04 pm
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I’ve been trying to post up something for the past week and I still haven’t. It’s not that I keep forgetting. Or that I’m busy with school. Actually, I like to WordPress because it keeps me from doing school work. The thing is that I need to password protect it and I can’t password protect it from my phone, which means I have to do it through a computer.

And I have a computer. I just don’t turn it on. It’s a pain to turn on. It takes forever to load everything up. I live in an age where I can get a message from someone in .02 seconds. I don’t do waiting. So in order for me to avoid waiting, I just don’t turn on my computer. I haven’t turned it on in weeks. The last paper I worked on was the last time I touched my computer. I know, I know. My boo thang was seriously disturbed by this too.

How do I stay in touch with the outside world then? Through my BlackBerry, which, by the way, isn’t any better. I should just move in with a nice Amish family. I am in Pennsylvania after all.