R.I.P Norman C. Fernandez 

Today we Rest In Peace a Soilder that served our country and was a wonderful father, husband, brother, son and friend. At only  49 years of age his life was taken unexpectedly, however his life will carry on with his loved ones. 

I knew Norman for a short period of his life, but in that short time he left an imprint that will last a life time. Through him I learned the act of fighting for what you want no matter how long it takes, and unconditional kindness. 

Norman Camacho Fernandez
I am thankful to have met you. You will be dearly missed and I am grateful for the things you taught me. May you Rest In Peace Norman. 

Love, Monica 

Success- What is it to you?

I have found the secret to success is starting and continuing. Take the first step toward never losing focus of your passion; with a bull determination of never stopping. 

Success to me is working everyday toward my vision. With the confidence of knowing eventually all my efforts will add up, and produce results. For me It all starts by setting my day with the right mindset. This is important as it sets up the day with an action plan vs. navigating blindly. Some of us have great memory that can recall everything that needs to be done, but I find I get more done with an Action Plan. In my agenda I write an Intention of the day, then a to do list where I categorize it by the time of the day I will work on it or right a time next to it. I constantly review my task to keep them refreshed in my mind.

Be proud of your accomplishment. As at end of the day you determined if it was successful or not. Chose to celebrate the small stepping stones as they are the formula to the long term results you seek. So what does success mean to to you? 

Best Regards, Monica 

Disneyland Adventures

“The happiest place on Earth,” is what Disneyland is know for. I can definitely see why as yesterday we had an amazing time. The time there and after, leaves memories that last a lifetime. The faces on people also tell me the same. Of course we have our one offs, the long lines, the hot sun that can beat on our skin but overall this place is magical.

It’s as good as I remember it 13 years ago. Happiness, adventure, characters, parades, food, rides, theaters. ​Below are a few pictures of our adventure. A small fraction of what Disney has to offer. 

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​Also what better than going to the happiest place with those you love. 


In the end our day ended up magical. We had a blast riding all our favorite rides. 

Some quick tips would be bring your own water, snack and to remember to use your tickets if they offer discounts on food and merchandise. Also to save time in lines get fast tracks, that are free, for the long rides like star tour, Indiana Jones, and space mountain.  We saved about an hour wait on these rides. 


May the force be with you and may you enjoy this glorious day! 

Love, Monica M. Nicanor 

Hiking Adventues 

Exercise can be fun! This experience was definelty the workout. To get to this location we hiked for about thirty minutes through, waters, rocks, mountains. Definitely felt the burn and it was well worth it. This location is at Lytle Creek, in California. Would definitely recommend this hiking trail. 

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Have a wonderful Day/Night Everyone!

-Monica 

Saying Goodbye to 23 

There is officially 10 days left till my 24th birthday! I’m known to be the person who gets extremely excited for thier birthday and this year is no different. Most people question my enthusiasm. They don’t understand my excitement, as they say “it’s just another day.” I love my birthdays because it’s the one special day that’s all about me. (At least in my world) Most of the time April 21, is an adventures day, a moment in time where I treat myself extra special and so does the world. The happiness I experience this day is unmeasurable as the birthday wishes, and gifts are indispensable. Also, the wisdom and vision of a bright future makes another year, worth another celebration. 

Now with 24 quickly approaching, I feel time clicking faster than ever. When I was about 13-18 I used to think 24 years old had it all together. Their Career was made, the house was bought, the family was being formed. Now as I approach this age I see that’s not always the case. Everyone has thier road map and no one needs to follow the same journey as any else. I realize now just because one doesn’t have a collage degree or have the car of thier dreams, doesn’t make a man less. It doesn’t even mean I’m wrong for the decisions I’v made. It simply means I have another path, and I am aware of it. That should be all that matters. As long as you know where your going and you set a plan to get there. That’s all that matters. 

I would like to share the 3 most important things I learned from being 23.

The first is one I have been learning for a few years but have finally conquered. 

      1. Love & Believe in yourself       unconditionally.

This has to be one of the biggest keys to success. When you love & believe in  yourself unconditionally everything becomes simpler. You become invincible. You are confident in yourself and your abilities. You don’t get easily discouraged, offended, and no one can hurt you. Your learn that you are your biggest cheerleader,  and your best friend.

     2. Your thoughts create feelings, feelings create action. 

If I could have know this years or even 2 month ago, I would pay someone a million dollars. This right here is golden. A majority of things produced in our lives come from our thoughts. As our thinking of our life creates our experience in the world. Whatever it is your thinking creates a feeling, a desire in you to do something. From there we act upon the feeling. I always knew thoughts were powerful but never quite understood how much. I know now moving foward to be careful with what  I think, wish for, because I just might get it. 

      3. Treasure those around you, because you’ll never know when is your, or thier  last day. 

Whether it be death, separation, any reason, there comes a time where people you know leave you or you leave them. The last day with someone can come unexpected or planned but it never gets easier when it’s someone one loves. That’s why it’s important to treat others with kindness and always like it might be the last day you see them. No one has any day garrenteed. All we got is this moment. 

Overall becoming conscious of time has now lead me to want to succeed everyday in every moment. As time is something we’ll never get back. It’s a moment in time that can progress us foward or backward. I’v learned to treasure every moment good or bad because it’s the only moment we have. 

Now with my 24th birthday around the corner. I welcome a new year, new opportunities, and much more happiness. 

Thankyou for reading this and I hope when your birthday comes around you make it a big deal, because you are one! 

Love, Monica M. Nicanor 

Trust in Yourself 

What is trust? 

Trust can be defined in many ways. 

Google defines it as, “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” 

I define it as having an undoubtful  confidence, faith in another being or thing and their morals. 

Who should we trust? 

From experience, I’v learned the person we should trust in is ourselves. Everyone, anyone is your life can make a desion you won’t agree with at any moment. It’s not their responsibility to worry about you. It’s your problem. So therefore if you don’t want anyone to know something don’t tell anyone. Of course, we’re human, we love to chat, we love to share. We are infatuated with the idea there could be someone out there that we can trust with our whole life. Maybe just maybe, there might be a few. They are the diamonds In a ruff. However even then, they can accidentally, or purposely tell someone your secret, they do something you don’t approve of. Now what? You throw away the friendship, build walls? One, is now left to hurt over the betrayal. When in the first place it’s nobody responsibility to protect your own secrets, your own heart, but yours. 

Why should we trust others? 
We want to trust others for many reasons. We want support, a friend for life, an ear, advice, relief and security. The thought of having some else we can count on it’s wonderful. Many times it’s helpful. Sometimes we can’t  just rely on our own minds. We need to outsource. 

That’s where we make the choice on who to trust.

There is a fine line. The line between giving your secrets away, and needing someone’s trust. That is where you get to choose where to draw it. I personally have very few friends, family I trust. I can only name 1 person I trust with my whole entire life. That is my grandmother. After her, there are only a handful I can’t trust with certain information. 

It’s a beautiful thing having people you can trust. That means you make good judgment, great selections. However it’s just as liberating trusting in yourself. Trusting in what you believe in. 

In conclusion

Trust in yourself. Trust what you believe in.  If it’s a person, just make sure you can identify this persona morals. Length of time knowing them and how they have proved their loyalty to you. Give other’s an opportunity to earn your trust, but always remember to trust your inner intuition.

-Monica M. Nicanor 

Image source: Google

Human Qualities 

      Place to place, person to people. We visualize things as they happen in front of us; never thinking about the future and what in the past can be affected. We live in the now, we live in the present. We take steps and have actions that affect our day to day. We curve and accomplish, we conquer and venture. Theories to facts, facts to theories. They all have a place in the world, we live by theories everyday but they stay as facts so why categorize them as a difference. 

Humans stay to facts, because a fact is strong. A fact is adaminte. A fact is something someone can have and not look back. A Theory changes. Not the ones you see posted on social media or through art halls. The ones you live by, the things we consider morals. When you combine their theories with your motives it becomes someone’s life. 
A life meant to be as free as possible. A life to be able to enjoy, not stress about. A life that is meant to think of the fondness you’ll have for tomorrow and what’ll it 
It bring not the due date(s) in the back of your mind. 

A mental tie, is a tie that will not break. Emotional abuse will never fade from a person’s life. So when you ask yourself what does what i say to others mean for them. Is it hurt? Is it disconcert? 
Does it make them think or feel? 

Your words to anyone’s ears are a path and a seed to finding more about what they should think or feel towards you. These words, sentences, lectures or speeches should not be prompted to you. They should come out as natural as they can be. 
You, me, I. Need to feel. Experience and enjoy. We need to hear. We need to listen. My skin, size, age or appearance doesn’t define me. My mind does. I am a person, you are a person. We’re all people inert to life’s experiences. 

Writen & photo by: John Villanueva

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This was written by a Photo Jornalist John V. I fell in love with every word and wanted to share it.

The message here is simple, be free, be kind, and don’t be defined. 

Thankyou John for sharing this with us! 

Love, 

Monica M. N.