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Happy New Years

First off Happy New Years! Welcome to 2015!

It’s a new year and I am sure many new things are in store. One of them being that I am back on the blogging sphere and my blog livingmylifeasiknowit.com is now lezlovenest.com.

I have an amazing life with an amazing partner, pretty rad pets and the best support system of friends and family that anyone could ask for. With that said, I want to share our stories on, our life, our pets, our support system, and just random things.

I look forward to a brand new start in the blog sphere and most of all a brand new year.

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years from your favorite lesbians

Happy New Years from your favorite lesbians

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Changes are underway

As you can see the blog is getting a face lift.

A HUGE face lift. I am in the process of converting Living My Life As I Know It over to Lez Love Nest.

My blog about myself will now be about 2 girls, 1 dog, 1 cat and 2 fish. I will be sharing our accomplishments, joys, struggles, failures, love, frustrations and life.

I hope you will continue to read this blog. It’s your love and support that keeps me going.

Here’s to a new life, new blog, new love, heres to new everything!

– C

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Rewind…Fast Forward… Now What…

REWIND:

About 7 years ago I graduated from high school with the plan to never attend college. At 18 I was over education and thought I was invisible.  6 months later I was bored with my everyday life and had a random desire to head back to school. So with that I enrolled myself in community college and started taking the basic math and english courses.  Add another year and I was transferring to a community college in California and narrowing down my ideas for a major. Add 6 months and I had decided on a Business degree. Another year later I was changing my degree focus to Marketing and 6 months later changing it to Communication.  Insert one year and its 2011 and I’ve finished the course work for 3 Associates Degrees and am being told its time I transferred to a State or University school to achieve my bachelors degree. Fall 2012 arrives and I’m sitting in a classroom at San Francisco State University pursuing my communication degree.

FAST FORWARD:

It’s May 8th 2014, I have exactly three more days of school left to attend, and one final exam to take before I graduate from San Francisco State University. With a degree in the Study of Communication. I am stressed and anxious. My senioritis has hit in full force. My attention is lost. My drive for education seems to have dissipated. I just want it to be over. The end is so near but it seems so far away.

Well NOW what:

It’s the same question day in and day out. Everyone I talk to wants to know what my plans are for after graduation. Well at this point my plans are to celebrate. That’s right. I’m going to rejoice in the fact that after 7 years I have completed and achieved 3 Associates and 1 Bachelors degrees. I have worked my ass off in doing so.  I have struggled through 40+ hour work weeks, alongside 16 hours of school in those weeks, and endless amounts of homework.  I have sacrificed relationships, jobs, friendship, experiences, and my life for my education. I have racked a serious amount of student debt, I have lost focus on my health and body image.  But most of all:

I have GAINED! I have GROWN! I have LEARNED!

I’ve had different experiences, relationships, jobs, friendships and a different life. With all that I have sacrificed, I have gained. I have grown. I have learned. And it is with that, that I can now celebrate. I can celebrate the last 7 years. I can celebrate the struggles, the joy, the fear, the pain, the love, the old, the new, the experiences, the knowledge, the growth, the understanding.

I can celebrate ME!

I wouldn’t be the women, person, figure, image, imagination, child, sister, daughter, friend, enemy, lover, hater, that I am today.  I would be that same high school graduate that I was. That girl I look back at and shake my head at.  That girl who had crazy dreams. That girl who was lost in her own world. That girl that I didn’t want to be for the rest of my life.

SO YA: 

To answer everyone and anyone. I am going to celebrate my accomplishments. I am going to celebrate who I am, what I have learned, my experiences, the person I have become.

I am going to celebrate CHRISTINA!

 

 

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101 in 1001 days UPDATE!

101 things 1001 days

The Challenge:

Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.  I’m starting as of January 1st, 2013 and ending on September 28th, 2015.

The Criteria:

Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

Why 1001 Days?

Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List.’ The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

The Key:

Italicized items are goals currently in progress, while bolded items are those that have been completed.

Christy’s 101 things in 1001 days

  1. Inspire someone else to do the 101 list – Yelena over at the blog “The Twenty-Something” check out her list 
  2. Create a savings account – (created savings account on Jan 2nd)
  3. Apply for a passport – filled out the paper work – just need to schedule and appointment and file
  4. Pay off all my CC debt – putting money away from tips daily to put towards CC debt – Should be paid off by June!
  5. Travel outside the country
  6. Graduate from SFSU  – (It’s happening on May 24th 2014)
  7. Get a big girl job
  8. Take the LSAT  – I got a 141 on the October 5th 2013 exam
  9. Apply to Law school – I started applications, but have decided to hold off for awhile
  10. Read 25 books for pleasure 6/25 – see my list of books below.
  11. Unplug for a weekend (phone and internet)
  12. Go camping
  13. Go Skinny dipping
  14. Visit a big city in the U.S. – Went to New York City with Jackie (Post to come) 
  15. Throw a big party
  16. Buy the person behind me coffee or a meal
  17. Send a care package to someone in the military
  18. Send a care package to a friend
  19. Write personal letters to at least 5 people 0/5
  20. Get a minimum of 50 people to follow my blog between the blogs Facebook page and the blog directly 48/50 (SO close)
  21. Go a month without take out
  22. Have a no spend month (groceries, bills, emergencies only)
  23. Ride 1000 miles 46.45/1000 – see my logged miles below – check out this post about one of my rides!
  24. Go on a date 
  25. Fall in love again – See this post Pain. Fear. Love
  26. Dance in the rain
  27. Sing Karaoke in a bar
  28. Travel alone somewhere at least over night went to Disney Land – 
  29. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter
  30. Watch the sunrise and sunset in the same day
  31. Go Wine tasting in Napa
  32. Jump off a cliff
  33. Train for and Run a 5k (I am not a fan of running so this will be a challenge for me)
  34. Have dinner by candle light
  35. Give a 100% tip
  36. Complete a 30 day photo challenge
  37. Create and Inspiration/dream wall in my kitchen – (I moved into a house with multiple people so this many no longer work)
  38. Fill my frames with pictures of people I love 
  39. Invest in blog business cards
  40. Have someone redesign my blog  I redesigned it myself
  41. Be sponsored on my blog
  42. Organize and download all my photos from Facebook
  43. Attend a blogging conference
  44. Take a cooking or baking class
  45. Make 10 recipes from pinterest – 3/10 – Pasta tacos, pesto chicken and tomato noodles, Basil Lemon Chicken Creamy Pasta, 
  46. Do 5 DIY projects from pinterest
  47. Put all of my recipes together in a cook book
  48. Do 10 things from Sosh.com 1/10 – Slide Hill Park in the Castro
  49. Get straight A’s one semester   Unfortunately I know already that this will not happen as this is my lassemester and Im on track for B’s
  50. Buy new pots and pans *make the investment – my stepdad bought me some a set in August 13′
  51. Sponsor a child in a third world country
  52. Sponsor a Make a Wish Child
  53. Get a Tattoo – Tattoo on my wrist in honor of two of my Grandpas – you can see on this post
  54. Play Wii sports games for 30 days straight
  55. Buy and learn Photoshop its been downloaded – now to learn it
  56. Do Yoga for 30 days straight
  57. Go to a concert – Swedish House Mafia 2/14/13, Tim McGraw 6/9/13, Jason Aldean 10/12/13, Phantogram 2/20/14
  58. Identify 101 things that make me smile 18/101 – see my list below
  59. Record myself singing and share on Facebook and YouTube
  60. Write a letter to myself to open when I am 30
  61. Watch or re-watch all movies that got best picture in the past 10 years as of 2013 0/10
  62. Put $10 into savings for everything completed on this list $30/$1010 
  63. Do the A-Z picture challenge
  64. Keep a line a day  for 3 months  ended up being more than a line a day see this Monday inspiration post 
  65. Call my Mom/Dad/Stepmom/sister once a month for a year – I talk to one of them at least 2-3 times a month
  66. Write a blog post for every completed item on the list –  11/101 see all posts about completed tasks by clicking on the task or reviewing an 101 in 1001 days update post.
  67. Have acupuncture done
  68. Go snowboarding – I love snowboarding but don’t get to go ever now that I live in California
  69. Go one month without buying coffee from Starbucks
  70. Attend a festival Carnival with Eva, SF Pride,
  71. Give 20 just because gifts 0/20
  72. Have photos taken with family
  73. Have boudoir photos taken
  74. Go to Disney World – does Disney Land count?
  75. Grow a plant from a seed
  76. Donate to a cause or charity
  77. Send a post card to postsecrets.com
  78. Send 20 postcards through post crossings 0/20
  79. Answer the 50 questions to free my mind
  80. Ride my bicycle across the golden gate bridge 
  81. Do a full ride in Marin county
  82. Stay in a Bed and Breakfast
  83. Go to the zoo
  84. Finish all desperate housewives episodes 60/180
  85. Hide a note in a book in my school library
  86. Go to the ballet
  87. Make myself a build a bear
  88. Put a scrapbook together of Rae and I to give to her at her graduation
  89. Send flowers to a friend just because
  90. Have a movie theater marathon: 2 movies 1 day  saw “We’re the Millers” and “Elysium”
  91. Learn how to golf or at least go golfing once
  92. Order new checks – they are very girly and even have my SF address on them (Now my address has changed)
  93. Come out to all my family and friends 
  94. Have a guest blogger Yelena has been a guest blogger twice for Law School 101
  95. Be a guest blogger
  96. Keep flowers in my apartment for a month straight or longer – now working on keeping them continually 
  97. Go to a big San Francisco Event – SF Pride Week 
  98. Try a new restaurant once a week for a month
  99. Write at least 24 vent letters and burn them 0/25
  100. Leave an operation beauty note somewhere 0/10
  101. Brush and Floss my teeth twice a day every day for a month straight  the goal is to keep up the routine – not sure why I have this on here I think its a cheater because I do this everyday unless I unexpectedly stay over at a friends house!

#10 Read 25 books for Pleasure
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Freed
Contagious
Lone Survivor
Re-Read: Catching Fire

Tracking of  #23 Ride 1000 Miles on my Bicycle
January 3rd 2013 – 26.45 miles – First trip across the bridge (also completed #8 read my post about it here)
February 3rd 2013 – 8 Miles – First Mnt. Bike Ride
6 miles – Through the City Bridge to Bridge
3 miles – Bike ride to Golden Gate Park with Joshua
3 miles – Bike ride to Baker Beach with Joshua

#58 Identify 101 things that make me smile
My cat (Sweetpea)
Having a place of my own
Living in San Francisco
My little Sister Rachael
Flowers
Candles
Family
Friends
Bathes
Music
Hiking
Sunshine
Mist from the Fog
Looking at the Golden Gate Bridge
The Beach
Reading
Crappy Television
Jackie
Jackie’s dog Louie
Living with roommates again 
Knowning Im about to finish my bachelors degree

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Pain. Fear. Love.

The past few months life just hasn’t been the same. I’ve found who I really am, I’ve fallen in love with someone I never thought I could love. Ive become vulnerable to pain again. I’ve put my self in a place where I can be hurt again, where my world could instantly fall to pieces but I’m the happiest I think I have ever been.

Loving someone is hard, letting someone into my life to love me is even harder. I fear rejection, I fear pain and by letting someone into my life, into a level of such an emotional state I let down the walls that barricade the possibilities for rejection and pain.

I know things are different, they have to be. My feelings make that apparent. She has become my everything!

I thought she would just be another one of my phases. A phase of trying to find my sexuality, trying to find who I can be, who I want to be. To me, being with a girl has always been so taboo. I’ve enjoyed every moment I’ve ever had with women but always thought I’d have to be with a man, I’d have to do right by my family. Until I met her.

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The minute she introduced herself to my I was hooked. That smile of hers melted my heart. Her demeanor, her strength, her wit all drew me in. I found myself always longing to hang out with her. Every chance I had to flirt with her, just talk to her, or just plain be around her, I would jump at the opportunity.

Becoming her friend was all I could do, all I knew I should do, the only thing I was going to allow myself to do. Becoming her friend was perfect, she was the friend I needed, someone I connected with so well.

I got to know her for who she was. I wasn’t like the other girls. She didn’t put up a front, she told me everything, she let me into her life, who she was, what she loved and hated about herself, what she wanted in life. And with everything I learned about her my heart started to swell. The typical me after hearing about her past, who she was, what she hated about herself would have ran for the hills. I typically would have stayed far far away from this girl. This girl who would break me, would hurt me, would cause me so much pain. But, I just couldn’t seem to shake her.

I still can’t shake her! I won’t shake her. I want her around. I want her around forever. Forever… such a huge infinite word, but seriously I don’t want “this” to change. This girl has changed my world, this girl has become my world.

Thinking about how much I love her is painful. It brings tears to my eyes. But it’s a pain you only feel when you’re in love and the tears are tears of joy.

Her warm embrace, her sweet kisses, her laugh, her smell, her beauty, her strength, her passions, her, her, her… I’m in love with her, everything about her.

I don’t know what our future holds for us. What I do know is that our present is near perfect. I hope that our future continues down this perfect path. I hope my love for her only grows never fades. I hope that she loves me the way I love her, and that her love never fades. I hope she’ll continue to be mine for forever. Yes I said it “forever!”

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Raining day…

Hello lovelies.

Where ever you are I hope you are staying dry. I write to you as I sit for a few minutes on my lunch break at work. When I sat down I realized, I’ve been failing at blogging lately. I honestly can’t even explain why.

I think about blog ideas almost everyday and I have notes everywhere! If you open my school note book there’s ideas jotted down on every class lecture notes page. My phone has a good 20 ideas listed in it.

But again, I never just sit down and write out a post. I don’t have any excuses other than IM LAZY! I get home from work or school and eat or sleep. Most days I do both I eat then I sleep. That’s about it. Other than the occasional night out with the love, I’m just down right lazy! And I’ve unfortunately but blogging on the back burner.

Well I come to you again for like the 3rd time since the New Year to tell you. I’m back, I’m going to blog more. This time I’m not going to make any promises because well I don’t want to break any promises. But hey my lovelies, keep an eye out for more blog posts from me.

Well back to the daily grind of plastering a fake smile on my face and serving food to some of the most needy customers out there. Good ol’ tourists!

Xoxo-
Christy

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It’s been 2 Years!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BLOG

 

Happy Birthday LMLAIKI! These past two years have been wonderful. We have been off and on and off again but this year is looking up for us. I’m ready to dive into our second year of life at full force. So loves, stay tuned because things should only get better. Oh and the lack of posting should soon be fixed.

Have a cupcake or two for us!

xoxo – 

Christy 

 

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