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(A Lack Of) Spontaneity and Me

18 Feb

One time, I was at a New England Patriots game and a streaker ran out on the field. Well, it wasn’t like the streaker in the famous picture with a cop using his helmet to cover his junk or anything…the guy had on underwear, at least. But still, he ran out on the field and acted pretty much like an idiot until they finally caught him. I remember thinking, “I wish I could do something like that.”

Mind you, I don’t want to do THAT exactly, but something that takes me out of my comfort zone. Even though I’m a fairly outgoing and confident person, I don’t count those traits as me “going out of my comfort zone” because being that way comes natural to me. I’m talking about doing things that other people would be impressed, shocked, or even amazed by.

I’ve always wanted to be the kind of person who is more spontaneous, and while I’ve worked on it over the years, it’s kind of hard to do. I mean, “practicing” spontaneity seems kind of contrary to the whole point of being spontaneous, doesn’t it?

It goes all the way back to my college years. I guess I didn’t do a lot of the things that other girls did when I was in college, as far as going on spring break and getting into wet t-shirt contests or dancing on top of tables and stuff.

Come to think of it, when we think of women doing “spontaneous” things, why is it always something sexual? Then, when we think of men doing spontaneous things, it’s always something cool and fun, like motocross or skydiving. Think about it, it’s the truth! Just another way in which it’s not so easy to be a woman!


I Need to Get in Shape

17 Nov

I came to the realization today that I need to get back in shape. Let me preface this with a few disclosures. First of all, I’m completely happy with how I look. Women ask me all the time how I stay in such great shape, and I say, “Believe me, I’m not…I’m just blessed with good genes!” Still, since I was a distance runner on the track team in high school as well as college, I know what “good shape” really is and it’s not just “looking good in your favorite jeans.”

Today I took the stairs to my office like I do from time to time in order to avoid getting too lazy, and while I wasn’t out of breath at the top, it was harder than it should have been. Now and then, when I get a sign like that which indicates that I’m not in great shape, I really hop to it and re-prioritize working out and exercising.

If I don’t make it a priority, it’s really easy to get lazy and not work out for months at a time because my life is pretty busy. Therefore, it’s really only my competitive nature that gets me to go for a run or head to the gym, because to be honest it doesn’t fit easily into my schedule at all. Still, working out is not just about looks but also about being healthy, and especially in a high stress career I think it’s important to get some cardio exercise in regularly. So, off to the gym I go to get a good sweat in!

Sitting Around at Home

12 Nov

Today I’m just sitting around at home without a whole lot to do. I wouldn’t say that I’m “bored”…in fact, I don’t ever say that. How could you be bored with all the resources the average American has? And in New York? Come on. Anyway, I’m not bored, but I just don’t feel like doing a whole lot.

What did I do today? Well, I’m warning you, it hasn’t been much, but if you really want to know…

I woke up, showered (I like showering in the morning because it helps me wake up and I don’t drink coffee to help me in that regard- Bianca Fact #1,481), had some breakfast, and surfed the internet for awhile. I stopped by Casino Estrella, played some blackjack and slots (I won $400, woo-hoo!), checked my personal e-mail, looked through People StarTracks to get the latest celebrity gossip (my guilty pleasure), and now here I am, posting this.

See, I told you it’s been an uneventful day.

Anyway, my life is so busy that I don’t let myself feel guilty over having these kinds of days now and then. People at work always ask me how I manage my lifestyle without getting stressed, but they don’t know that I take these kinds of “off days” regularly to de-stress and get back into the mood to take on the world again with my usual amount of gusto.

Of course, while I don’t get bored easily, like I said earlier, one day like today is just about my limit before I need to get out in the world and do something productive. What can I say? I have my father’s work ethic and my mother’s need to socially interact on a regular basis!

Some Interesting Things About Me

20 Oct

So, the last few days I’ve been trying to think of some interesting things to share with you so that my blog will actually be worth reading! Here’s a few things that I have come up with so that we can be good cyber-friends (lol).
First of all, I’m not originally from Boston, Massachusetts, or even the United States. I’m actually from the Dominican Republic, but my family and I moved here when I was 13 years old. Therefore, I got to experience a little bit of both worlds and it has made me a more well-rounded person. Plus, learning to speak in the DR and then living in Boston for 20 years gives you a very interesting accent!

I said in my first blog that I’m a lawyer and that my dad is, too. Well, I swore all my life that I was never going to be a lawyer. My dad would kind of needle me about it, but playfully: “You going to follow in my footsteps, Bianca?” I would make a face and deny it like I was on the stand being tried for murder.

However, when it came time in college to pick a major, I really thought about it. Was I avoiding going into law because it wasn’t the life for me, or was I avoiding it just because my dad was a lawyer? I think being honest with yourself is an important part of life, and  fortunately, I was able to be honest with myself and now I have a great career working in a wonderful, quickly growing firm.

I know those weren’t exactly juicy details, but next time I’ll get into a bit more about my life outside of work and family. That should be considerably more interesting, let me assure you on that!

Intro to My Blog

16 Oct

What’s up everybody in cyberspace? I haven’t tried to blog in forever, so this is a little weird for me. Hopefully it won’t be too weird for you reading it! Anyway, I’m Bianca and as you could probably already tell, this is my wonderful blog. I don’t make any promises about the entertainment value of this blog, and I definitely don’t promise that we won’t visit any adult themes, so kids, go check out Nickelodeon or something!

About me, let’s see…some would say that my life is a little crazy. I prefer to say that I just like to stay busy and try new things. Anyway, I’m 34, but if you meet me in person I’ll probably say 27 (nobody has called me out on it yet!). I’m a lawyer, just like my dad before me. I’ve been living here in Boston for 21 years now, it’s hard to believe!

Anyway, I don’t know exactly why I decided to write a blog. I know that it will be nice for me to be able to kind of chronicle my thoughts, and if I can interact with a few cool people, that’ll be good, too. Of course, I’m not looking to pick up any crazy stalkers or anything, so if you’re the type go ahead and check out another blog, okay?

I’ll probably talk about my work and family a bit, but trust me when I say most of this blog will probably have to deal with drama. Drama with friends, drama with guys, oh, and a heaping spoonful of gossip to go with it. If that sounds like your thing, we will get along just fine!