Who do you miss?

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Hello.
So, I wanted to write about the 5 days I spent in Burlington.
3 friends went to visit 1 friend. I have always known we were different but during this trip, I realized how different we are. 4 friends all with different passions and interests. It’s funny how things work, right? When we are younger we are attracted to people we think are similar to us but, years go by and everything changes. Sometimes we don’t notice how everything has changed until we stop and take a look around.
During this trip, I was able to see that. I didn’t really do any work stuff. I was just enjoying my time. One of my friends is a teacher, the other one is a psychologist, the other one is an environmentalist and I’m a business person. We visited my friends’ school(the environmentalist) and it was so cool to see everything in real life. It’s amazing to me how people can have such a deep interest in the well being of the environment. I do care about the environment but I don’t surround my world around it. Maybe I should. I dont know. Anyway, it was amazing to see how we are all different but how we are all interested in each others’ stuff, even if they are not that interesting to us personally. I think that is what friendship is all about. We probably don’t understand in each other 100% when we talk about daily lives but we do connect in such an emotional level. It’s magical.
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I encourage everyone to take a look at your lives today. What are you missing? But most importantly, Who are you missing? Do you miss the way things used to be? Do you miss talking to them? Being interested in the same things? Well, maybe things won’t ever be the same, same but true friendships never go to waste. My best friend lives in what we can call a “hippie” city. I read fashion blogs everyday. We grow but our hearts remain the same. Don’t ever let go of the people that shaped you, they are all you’ve got. The rest…comes and goes.

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Maybe tonight I’ll have a drink in the name of friendship. You should too.
Xo, Belen

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A Day in Burlington

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Hi everyone!

If you saw my last post here, you know I’m in Vermont. I came to visit my best friend with some girlfriends and it has been great. I knew there was a lake and I knew there was mountains but I never imagined it to be this beautiful.

A day in Burlington includes: yummy breakfast, a morning hike or a morning biking session, yummy lunch, a stroll around downtown with a coffee in hand, a nap and a dinner followed with drinks. So, days in Burlington= beautiful life.

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Hola!!

Si vieron mi ultimo post aqui la semana pasada, saben que estoy en Vermont. Unas amigas y yo vinimos a visitar a una de mis mejores amigas que esta en la universidad de aca. Sabia que habia un lago y sabia que habia montanas pero nunca me  imagine que iba a ser asi de lindo.

Un dia en Burlington consiste de: un rico desayuno, un hike o montar bicicleta, almuerzo, caminar por el downtown con cafe en mano, tomar una siesta, cenar y luego ir por unos traguitos. Un dia en Burlington=Linda vida.

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I hope you guys enjoy this post, if you come to Vermont, Burlington is a most!

Espero que les guste esta entrada, si vienen a Vermont paseen por Burlington!!

Have you ever been in Burlington? Alguna vez han estado en Burlington?

Xo, Belen

Life: The Beautiful World

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It’s a shame when they say that it’s been done and said
They keep digging that grave let them bury their heads
There’s a kid with a dream and a sky full of stars
There’s another first kiss in the back of some car
Turn a page and write the story

Hello! It’s Tuesday, which means I post something that has to do with life. As you may know, I’m obsessed with Bon Jovi and I play his songs in my car everyday. His last cd has been in my car for about a year now and I’m not tired of it. The lyrics above are from the song ” Beautiful World”. When you listen to this song, your spirit lifts up; it’s amazing how a song can suddenly change your mood, huh?

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Well, my reflection for today about the song: Everything has been thought impossible until it was achieved. Don’t get discouraged. Everyday is a new day, full of possibilities. Everyday a new kid is born, a kid with dreams. Don’t let adulthood take the kid out of you.

Xo, Belen

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About the 9-5

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Hello little girls! How are you today?

It’s monday and this week marks my last day at my 9-5 job. wooho!! I’m happy, I’m about to start a new part of my life or maybe I’m just finally doing what I should have done from the beginning. In December, I will be done with my MBA (hopefully) and all this time I have been working full time plus trying to start and grow my own business. Yes, I’ve kind of been killing myself. I have this thought in my mind that goes something like this ” I’m 22, I’m young, I can do it all. I don’t have any real responsibilities, I can go nights without sleeping. I can do it all.” mmmm not true. after a year and some months, I have finally accepted the fact that there is no point in doing it all if you are doing them half way or maybe doing them but not really taking it in and learning along the way. Wednesday is my last day at work and I can’t wait to finally have time to be a real student and a real business owner.

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Hola Hola!! como estan??

Es lunes, y esta semana marca mi ultimo dia en mi trabajo. woohoo!! Estoy feliz, estoy apunto de comenzar otra etapa de mi vida, o quizas estoy finalmente haciendo lo que tuve que haber hecho desde el principio. Como ustedes saben, estoy por terminar mi Master y la verdad es que me estaba volviendo loca. Estudiando tiempo completo, trabajando tiempo completo y tratar de crecer mi negocio, la verdad es que es mucho. Tengo un pensamiento en mi cabeza que va algo asi: “Tengo 22 anios, soy joven, no tengo responsabilidades de verdad, no estoy cansada, lo puedo todo.” La verdad del asunto es que, quizas si lo pueda con todo, y quizas si sea joven pero no le veo al punto a tratar de hacerlo todo sin hacerlo bien o quizas hacerlo todo y no aprender en el camino. Entonces si! finalmente pude vencer ese pensamiento que tenia en mi cabeza y sere una estudiante nuevamente :).

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Pants: J.Crew Blouse: Calvin Klein Necklace: Francesca’s

Do you have any plans this week?

Que planes tienen esta semana?

Xo, Belen

Life: This is It

20140502-084100.jpgHappy Friday!

I said this week was going to be crazy. April has been a crazy month and it’s about to come to an end. I’m all backed up in my classes and as you can see on the blog as well. I was happy though I was able to get this post on the blog this week. I hope you guys enjoyed it 🙂

Anyway, as I was saying… I’m all backed up in school work and regular work and I have a cold but yesterday was a day full of life. Woke up later than usual, worked out, had a great breakfast, worked, took a little nap, had dinner, went to the movies, got home at 2am. I’m tired. I’m tired as I write this and my eyes hurt for staring at a computer, iphone screen every day of the week but, that’s ok. This is what it’s a ll about. Work hard, play harder, right?

Feliz Viernes!

Como les dije, esta semana iba a ser un poco loca. Abril ha sido un mes demasiado loco y la locura esta por terminarse. Estoy super atrasada en clases y como pueden ver, en el blog tambien. Aunque esta semana estuve un poco mala con el blog, estoy feliz de que pude publicar esto. Estoy super emocionada por eso, espero que les haya gustado 🙂

Pero bueno, como les iba diciendo… Estoy atrasada con trabajos de la universidad y tambien con trabajos del trabajo y tengo gripe pero ayer fue un dia lleno de vida. Me desperte un poco mas tarde de lo usual, hice ejercicio, desayune rico, trabaje, tome un mini nap, cene, fui al cine, llegue a la casa a las 2am. Estoy cansada. Estoy cansada ahora que escribo esto y mis ojos me arden de tanto ver una pantalla sea en la computadora o en mi cel pero, esta bien. De esto se trata. Trabaja duro, juega mucho mas duro, verdad?

Xo, Belen

Ps. Follow me on instagram  or facebook to see more of my everyday adventures 🙂 @androbel

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Life: 3 Qualities for Success

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Hello!

Ok. I apologize about this week’s crazy posting. Life posts are usually on Tuesdays but like I said here, this week was a little crazy, so I guess this week we have 2 “life” stories.

On Wednesday, I started classes again (I’m almoost done. yay!) and for the 1st class, my professor asked us what qualities we thought every entrepreneur or every professional should possess. Of course everyone said: intelligence, vision, drive, energy, etc. and then I think someone said, success can’t be taught, it’s in you.

Well, my professor then picked the 3 top qualities, he has seen prevail through-out his entire career and he numbered them like this:

1. Passion

2.Work Hard

3.Work Smart

“With passion comes persistence but you have nothing if you don’t work hard but it doesn’t matter if you work smart if you don’t work smart”  he said.  Genius. It’s actually real simple, yet no one in the class ever mentioned “work smart”. Funny thing is, passion can’t be taught and your work ethic can’t be taught either so when the guy in the class said: “success can’t be taught” he was almost right. The only thing that can be taught is: the process of working smart.

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Hola!

Perdon que esta semana he estado un poco loca con las entradas en el post. Normalmente los Martes hago los posts sobre la vida pero supongo que esta semana como les dije que iba a estar un poco loca, habran 2 jaja.

El Miercoles comenze clases otra vez (ya casi termino woooho) y para el primer dia de clases, nuestro profesor nos pregunto que cualidades pensabamos que eran necesarias para que una persona triumfe en el mundo de los negocios. Obviamente que todo el mundo en la clase dijo cosas como: inteligencia, vision, motivacion, enerfia, etc. y alguien en la clase dijo que el triumfo en los negocios no se puede ensenar.

De ahi, el profesor escogio 3 cualidades que el ha visto que han funcionado mas durante toda su carrera profesional, y las numero asi:

1. Pasion

2. Trabajar duro

3. Trabajar inteligentemente/ estrategicamente.

Y luego dijo algo asi: “Con pasion viene la persistencia, pero no se logra nada si no se trabaja duro pero al trabajar duro no consigues nada si no trabajas inteligentemente.” En verdad parece super simple pero por alguna razon, nadie en la clase mencione la caracteristica #3. Entonces, cuando el chico en la clase dijo que el triumfo en los negocios no se puede ensenar, estuvo casi 100% correcto. Lo unico que se puede ensenar son las estrategias de como trabajas.

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What do you think is the key to success?

Cual crees que es la clave del exito?

Have a great weekend and thank you for reading 🙂

Xo, Belen

Life: Book Review- The Stranger

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Hi Girlies, It’s Friday. I was supposed to do this post on Tuesday but couldn’t get to it. As some of you know (from my Instagram account)I have been reading “The Stranger” and I’m finally done!! YAY!

I have to say, I really enjoyed this book because it was an easy read and also because it was interesting to read about a person who just did not give a crap about anything. Anything.

I don’t want to go over the entire book because I would ruin it for those of you that want to read it so, I will just post 2 of my favorite quotations(which all came by the end of the book, actually) and then I will go over a little about what I think the meaning of the book is.

1. “Come now, is my client on trial for burying his mother or for killing a man?”

“I accuse this man of burying his mother with crime in his heart!”

So, yes, this book is about a man and a crime. These quotations got my attention because it was at this point that I started realizing the meaning of the book. One goes around committing acts everyday. Sometimes we do good things, sometimes we do bad ones but we never really pay attention at how coordinated and related these actions are. Here we have a man that lost his mom and did not even shed a tear, who then went on and killed a man just for the sake of it. From my point of view, this man had lost all types of emotions and did not have a care in the world or for the world. His mom dying and him killing a man are two separate actions but they both tie in together when he heads to court. Lesson: Nothing in this world goes unnoticed even if sometimes we feel it does. It is always there and in the end, our past can come back to hunt us.

2. “…All the familiar sounds of a town I loved and of a certain time of day when I used to feel happy…What awaited me back then was always a night of easy, dreamless sleep. And yet something had changed, since it was back to my cell that I went to wait for the next day…as if familiar paths traced in summer skies could lead as easily to prison as to the sleep of the innocent.”

I was drawn to this quotation because it made me sad. I think, it was the only paragraph where the main character showed some sort of feelings and vulnerability. I thought it was important because we all have comfort zones and we all have our favorite songs, places, books, people and times of the day. Those little things are what we look forward to and what really makes us happy but they are also the things that remind us of happier times. Although some things might take us back to other times, other feelings and other states of mind and emotion, I feel that we should never let go of them because when there is nothing left, memories can save us and lift us up.

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The end of the book is definitely my favorite part because it’s when you start really understanding the meaning of it all and all of the characters actions. In the beginning, the book is just like a story that you can’t really figure out why the author thought of writing it. When I finished the book, I kept thinking about the meaning and came up with:

“This book is about the lack of emotion and sensitivity of the people. People go around the world doing what benefits them and some times they just act for acting without really thinking about anyone else, not even themselves. I thought this book was about the carelessness of people in the world.”

But then, I talked to my brother, the one that told me to read this book and he told me the meaning is that nothing in this world matters. That whatever we do, we are all going to die one day and there is no reason to waste time and energy on things that will sooner or later happen. We are going to die, some die at 20, some die at 70. Some die of sickness, others are on the death penalty. Death is death, we are all going to the same place. Interesting.

Well, I agree with both his and my thoughts. Have you read the book? What do you think the purpose of the story is?

I totally recommend this book is you are looking for a good read!

Thank you for reading these posts, reading your comments make my day. Enjoy your weekend 🙂

Xo, Belen