Tacos & Tan lines.

Hello wonderful people of the interwebs!

Today I’m going to be talking all about my spring break trip to Los Cabos. Yes, its a little overdue but jumping back to school is always rough, so please forgive me. And there’s also going to be pictures at the end.

We officially left to Los Cabos on April 8, which was a Saturday morning, and arrived to Mexico around lunch time because of the time difference. I think one of the worst things about traveling to another country is going through customs. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically a place where they check your passport, some special documents, and do a security check on you to make sure that everybody is safe and not doing anything illegal. The thing about customs though is that the line to be checked by security is always REALLY LONG. Just imagine getting off the plane and then having to wait in line for about 45 min – 1hr. Yeah, its not really fun.

But to be honest, it was worth the wait. Los Cabos is just beautiful and magnificent, and there’s not enough words in my vocabulary to describe how amazing it is. Driving out of the airport to the resort was really cool because you get this nice scenery of the desert. Once you start getting closer to the edge and near the ocean, there are a bunch of different resorts lined up along a strip. We were fortunate enough to have our resort right on the waterfront, so that whenever we wanted to go to the beach, it was only a few steps away.

My dad booked a resort that was all inclusive, meaning that the food and drinks were included with your stay. It was a really smart decision on my dad’s part because everyday I had at LEAST 3 virgin strawberry daiquiris. And let me just say that it was like a little peace of heaven. Every night the resort restaurant served different plates of food that were not only traditional Mexican food, but also extremely beautiful.

Besides spending hours by the pool and beach getting sunburned, we decided to do some excursions. The first one we did was ATV ridding, where we got to ride these bikes along the the desert and the beach. I wouldn’t say that I’m the worst driver but I will say that there were a few moments where I thought we were going to fall off…….yikes. The next day we took a small boat/cruise ship thing to go see the famous Arch and scuba dive in the ocean. The water was so COLD that once I got in, all I could hear was the sound of my teeth chattering away. To be honest, I don’t really enjoy the sea that much because I don’t like sea creatures (they totally freak me out). I told myself that I WOULD NEVER EVER scuba dive but I DID IT. I swam with little fishies and I even saw a seal.

By the last day, my body was filled with muchos, muchos tacos and really uneven tan lines. Unfortunately, our little four day trip was over way too soon. We waved goodbye to the wonderful people of Mexico and set off back home.

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(All pictures were surprisingly taken by my sister and I)

I really hope that you guys enjoyed hearing about my spring break! What did YOU guys do for your spring break? I’m really interested to hear about it, so don’t be shy to comment down below if all you did was finish the entire series of a Netflix show. Because this is what I do on a daily basis, so no judgement here 😉

See you guys soon,

The Rant Girl x

 

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The Sunshine Blogger Award!

Hey guys!

I was nominated 5 TIMES to do the Sunshine Blogger Award…..What???

It’s crazy, I know.

Sometimes I really don’t understand how amazingly nice and kind people are. So I’m sending a million virtual hugs to the 5 incredible blogs who nominated me. They are MayUtterlyUsThe Bookish Wanderer, Wholesome Valour and Violet Gray. And if your not already following them, please go check them out! 😉

The Rules:

  • Thank the person/persons that nominated you and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions your nominator has given you
  • Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer
  • List the rules and display the award

Okay, so I’m going to be a little bit of a rebel and do 15 questions. As much as I would love to answer 55 questions, it would take me forever to do that and I wish that time was a luxury but school exists. Instead I’m going to answer 3 questions from each blog that nominated me.

The Questions:

1.  What is one of your favorite posts on your blog?

One of my favorites has to be Off days. Do you ever get those moments where you just need to be writing about a certain subject? For me, this was one of those really passionate moments. As the word’s flowed from my head and onto the screen, I couldn’t have been more proud of myself in that moment.

2.  What is one crazy obsession that you have?

Besides being obsessed with Harry Potter and Hamilton….Disney Music. I think a part of me has always wished to be a Disney princess and whenever I get the chance, I belt out all and any songs from Disney.

3.   If you could take over the world and become its supreme leader, would you?

ABSOLUTELY NOT. I’m only fifteen geez….

1. What’s your favorite food???

Wait….What?! You want me to choose? I CANT MAY! Okay so my immediate answer would be Fajitas but there are SO MANY MORE FOODS that I absolutely love. (*Hint: Cheesecake)

2. Where would you like to travel to one day?

D U B A I

3. What positive things do you see when you look in the mirror?

A strong independent women who doesn’t need a man to define my worth. #AllTheSingleLadies

1.  Are you still learning who you are?

Yes. A hundred times yes. It’s the experience’s and the lesson’s in life that shape you as a person, and I have no doubt in my mind that each and everyone of us learns how to be a better person everyday.

2. What is the worst injury you’ve ever had?

Surprisingly, as I’m an extremely clumsy person in my everyday life, the worst injury I’ve ever had was a fractured ankle from dance class.

3. What is on your perfect pizza?

Just cheese….. Yah sooo original right? Hehe 😉

1.  What is your favorite song at the moment?

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this on my blog before, but both of my parents are hispanic. They moved to the U.S at a young age and all, but they wanted me to be able to speak English and Spanish. So sometimes I like to listen to music in Spanish and my favorite song right now is called Despacito. It soooo good ❤ And if anybody follows Justin Bieber, they would know that he recently posted a remix with this song and ITS AMAZING!

2.  If you could own any pet, what would it be?

A little pet monkey. Aww they are just so adorable and cute! You know, like the one in the movie, Night at the Museum?

3. What is something that you’ve never done but would like to try?

SKYDIVING. Just the trill of falling and being able to look at the world in a different way.

1. What is something you are looking forward to in the coming weeks?

Summer vacation. I’m so excited to finally be done with this school year and to become a junior in high school.

2. Where do you like to escape to when life becomes chaotic?

My mind likes to take me to a secret place where I feel like I’m not going to burst any minute. I think part of what helps me escape from life is being able to come in tune with my emotions.

3. How old are you? Do you think your actual age is an accurate representation of your mental / emotional / spiritual age?

I’m fifteen years old and most of the times I feel older. Like my decisions, my choices, and my thoughts all come from an old wise soul who likes to takeover and guide me through life.


 

My Nominations:

Jirah Merizz

LifeofAngela

The Depth of my Love

Kindly Musings

Uniquely Rosie

Veronica Marie

Midnight Madness

Eelblogs

Aqsa says what

Wormal Blog

Minty Freshie

If you’ve already done this award, don’t worry about it! 😉

My questions for the nominees:

  1. Are you more of a TV person, or do you prefer movies?
  2. What type of music are you into?
  3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d buy?
  4. If you could be any person for a day, who would it be?
  5. Where else would you consider living?
  6. What are you most passionate about?
  7. What are two of your bucket list items?
  8. What fact about you surprises people the most?
  9. What’s the luckiest thing that’s ever happened to you?
  10. What do you feel people take for granted the most?
  11. What do you think is your greatest strength?

And that concludes the end of this award. Again I just want to give a huge thank you to the blogs who nominated me, and I’m sorry I couldn’t answer all your questions. Anyways I hope that you guys enjoyed and if I forgot to nominate you, go ahead and do this award anyways because we all deserve it!

See you soon,

The Rant Girl x

Blogging Hiatus?

Hey guys!

Soo it’s been a while.

I’m incredibly sorry for that long break, but the good news is that I’m back! Okay so the first thing I want to address is ALL the new readers who have mysteriously wandered upon my blog and were crazy enough to follow. Thank you so much for taking a chance and I hope that you enjoy reading my blog!

Now for an explanation as to why I’ve been gone for more than a week.

SPRING BREAK.

Yes, yes I finally had my spring break and it was amazing. We spent 4 nights in Los Cabos, Mexico and everything about it was perfect. Now I don’t want to get into too much detail because I’m going to be having a separate blog post, all about my trip, up in a few days.

To continue with this short and little update, are there ANY Star Wars fans out there?! Because I just finished watching the trailer for Episode 8: The Last Jedi and I am super excited for it to come out! And if you haven’t seen any of the movies….What are you doing with your life?

Anyways, I’m happy to say that, no, I have not abandoned you guys, I just took a little tiny break. And yes, I’m healthy, alive, and still binge watching about every show on Netflix.

Til next time,

The Rant Girl x

13 Reasons Why.

Hey Guys!

So recently Netflix released a show called 13 Reasons Why, based off the book by Jay Asher. Right from the moment I heard that it was in production, I knew that the live interpretation of the book was going to be extremely raw and impactful to not only teens, but also adults.

The story follows a girl named Hannah Baker, who has gone through many traumatic experiences and feels like suicide is her only option. She leaves a set of 13 tapes about the reasons why she decided to commit suicide. Each tape is assigned to one person who bullied or abused Hannah in a way that made her feel more like an object than a human being. As the tapes are passed along through the people, each one of their stories are shared with the viewers and we also get to see how it affects them. If you want a more detailed synopsis I’m going to leave a link to one right here.

I first read the book 13 Reasons Why about four years ago when I was about 11-12. Every page, every word, and every character changed my life in ways I never would have imagined. Jay Asher’s story was meant to be told, watched, or read by so many people. It highlights many important themes such as bullying, sexual abuse, and the consequences that actions may have on people.

So today I want to tell you 6 reasons why you should either read the book, watch the show, or do both. I wanted to tell you 13 reasons why, but if I did that then this post would be never ending.

6 REASONS WHY…

1. Awareness

By bringing the book to life, the producers wanted to create a sense of awareness surrounding such a dark topic. Suicide is not a topic that many people are very comfortable talking about and I think that we as a society need to confront it.

2. Realness

Both the show and the book don’t shy away from the real stuff that happens in school’s everyday. Whilst watching the show, there was never a moment in which I felt like “oh this would never happen”.

 3. It’s not just “High-school drama” its real drama that happens to high schoolers.

Nothing about the drama ever felt superficial or unnecessary. It wasn’t just about if “he liked her” but about the type of bullying that kids go through today.

  4. Ugly truth

This goes specifically for the show and the way they filmed each and every scene. They didn’t want you to just hear about what happened to Hannah, they wanted you to really feel what it would be like. They take you through every hard moment she faces and show you the ugly truth even if it is uncomfortable.

5. Consequences

By watching the show, I hope that more people are realizing just how important every little thing you say to someone really is. Anything and everything you do will always have a consequence. Please never forget that.

6. Learning experience

Again the main purpose of this book is to reiterate that your not always going to know what’s going on in someone’s life. Nothing should justify bullying or sexual abuse and things like these should not go unnoticed or unpunished.

I truly hope that you enjoyed this and you decide to give 13 Reasons Why a chance.

Sincerely,

The Rant Girl x

Off days.

Have you ever had an off day?

It’s a rhetorical question because I’m pretty sure all of us have experienced those days.

I tried to start this next sentence with “we” as in we all go through life pretending each day that we’re fine, but maybe that’s just the few of us who don’t quite understand how life works.

So instead I’ll say that I go through life with skeletons in my drawers, secrets in my palms, and chains at my feet.

Everyday a part different from before, and a part that threatens to repeat itself.

My mind is a curious one. Always wanting to know what’s next and what’s new. It has a tendency to always ask and seek the answers to whatever it happens to be looking for. No matter how bad the answer is.

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Which in return creates these days, in the timeline of life, that are scheduled as off days. The days where you cant keep pretending that you’re okay or that you’ve somehow gotten lost. On these days, my mind is filled with blurred thoughts and incoherent feelings. It’s like my body is physically there but my mind is mentally away.

My mind takes a vacation from life, and leaves a completely vulnerable human being.

Naked and afraid, with a list full of fears that is never ending.

With skin so easily scarred and mind so easily touched.

I wake up on these days feeling unaware and alienated from the world. Minutes and hours pass by as I perform the daily tasks of my life. But it’s like I’m watching a movie about myself. I’m not there, that’s not me doing those things. When my mom asks me a question, my answer’s are one worded and if she’s lucky maybe a shrug.

Because every little secret that I tried to put away, is screaming for my attention. Waiting to be helped and nurtured by me. How do people do it though? How do you talk about your problems if you can’t? Sometimes I’m dying to tell anybody, but it just creates pity. And pity is the last thing I need from anybody. So instead I shed tears onto my pillowcase and hope that the next day is better than today.

Those are my off days. As real and authentic as it gets.

At the end of the day, we’re all human. Each and everyone of us with a secret of our own. It’s learning how to get through these off days where we get stronger. Even if all you do is express your emotions through tears, than its okay. It’s about not keeping those emotions locked up and not pretending that they’re going to go away.

No matter what, don’t forget that it’s just a bad day, not life.

The Rant Girl x