Learning to be kind to myself

I had this huge post scheduled in my mind for today, I started researching and writing since last Friday but it was yesterday 9 pm and I couldn’t write it, something was off. After talking with my husband I realized that what I was trying to express wasn’t clear and that writing this post was going to take longer than I thought πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ. I couldn’t break my own commitment nor could I just write whatever thing came to my mind and post it. I felt it had to be something academic, groundbreaking, long and with lots of research πŸ€“.

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Rosca de reyes | Three kings bread

Last Saturday we had Three kings bread:

Three kings bread

This is a bread that I used to share with my family back in Mexico every January 6th. The tradition says that if you get a baby Jesus in the piece that you cut for yourself you have to buy tamales πŸ«” on February 2nd or Dia de la Candelaria.

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Shorthand Writing ✍️

Hi! Paola here…

I think it was last year when I wrote a note to myself to share this finding about what it was Shorthand Writing and I just let it sit there for a year πŸ™ˆ itΒ΄s kind of embarrassing to accept it but this is what usually happens. The worst part (in my head at least) is that it was just something so short that I could have just shared it in a couple of minutes but I decided to let it sit there for a while, maybe notes are like a wine 🍷 and I’m just noticing now.

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Happy New Year πŸŽ† 2022

Paola and Kyle

This is the second year we celebrate New Year in New York City and I was very exited because it could be as I had it in my mind: NO cooking to try to impress people or cleaning around or figuring out plans to get together. I wanted the easiest celebration that I could make and I had to try something new because last year we already made pizzaπŸ•. So after sharing this with my husband he agreed to take it super easy too and just make our purchases for our dinner on the 31st NO PRESSURE. We decided to go for turkey (4 thighs for easy cooking), pre-made stuffing, cranberry sauce from a can, spaghetti with sour cream and ham and a pie a la mode.

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