Ripped Pants kind of day

Today my pants ripped, yep, thats right, they ripped. Just as I was about to sit in the car, I heard a ripping noise, turns out it was my jeans. My butt was definitely showing itself off to the world. I woke up with great difficulty this morning, ordered a coffee and couldn’t find my gift card. Yeah, I needed to curl back up in to bed.

Though I have to say, today was a GREAT day. I felt uber productive and busy but exhausted. So many good moments. Okay so on to the good moments:

1. Having a good conversation with a kiddo, helping him get on track and making sure he can advocate for himself

2. Good advice session from the Boss Man and Camile (thank you!!!)

3. FINALLY packed for India!!! aaahhhhh πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Okay now to brush my teeth and head to bed. gnite, folks, I’ll probably have a better blog tomorrow.


Running around

Today was just one hectic crazy day. So I’m gonna keep this post short because I have to pack for INDIA!

1. A great conference, where I learned a lot

2. A nice lunch – sushi followed by soft serve ice cream πŸ™‚ exactly what I needed, I’m gonna miss sushi in India

3. A productive meeting with one of my kids (and I’m cheating, this is two part) a shout out to Shannon for hooking up space for us on Friday for our Launch Party. Thank you!

Okay, pack time!

Running Around

I have to learn to keep an inner calm when things get hectic, I think it’s because I just feel bad that things aren’t organized, especially when it comes to the youth. Today was a somewhat hectic day, lots of driving and lots of reorganizing happening. I have to remember all the things I need to do. Hold up, let me add all these things on my to do list.

Seriously, I can’t remember everything I have to do. OH, just remembered something else. Hold up.

Okay, for real now, let’s get down to business. Let me start “blogging”.

Having serious issues here, my comp just died, had to find the cord. Okay…This is basically how my days are going. I haven’t even started to pack for India, work is busy, mainly because I’m trying to get a lot finished before I leave. I feel a little like a chicken with my head cut off. Overall, it was a good day and I feel good. I just hope I can get everything done in time.

Today had a good amount of good moments πŸ™‚ I shall narrow it down to three

1. I can’t get over how awesome the weather is in SF, I know a lot of people are saying its way too hot, but in all honesty, I’m gonna miss this heat. I walked to starbucks today and treated myself to a white mocha (iced, of course) thanks to Becky’s gift card, you rock! I also got to catch up with Linda in that walk, thank you love!

2. The awesomeness that are my coworkers, we had a major room reservation malfunction (due to my inability to read dates correctly), and they were awesome, super supportive and super there for me and the kiddos, plus the kids did awesome, they didn’t like the obstacle stop them from doing what they were suppose to do, the obstacle became a speed bump that didn’t even slow them down.

3. I went for a run – gosh, it felt good. I ran about 1.5 miles and ran for 16 minutes, I had a couple of stops to catch my breathe but ran hard. I actually had sweat droplets on my forehead people! I then came home, showered, and made a vegetarian chili, cut up apples, and toast for dinner. I also made my smoothie for the morning, seriously, I need a VitaMixer.

So over, a good day. Craziness for sure, but a good day. I think I want to start doing sit ups and push ups in the morning, start toning this bad boy (my body that is, not an actual bad boy).

Okay, time to read the economist….oh my god who am i?! VIVEK PATEL?! yep, I am. hahaha

A dash of disappointment

This weekend was rough, I definitely was a big fat scared-y cat and I am truly disappointed in myself for it. I had decided that I would take a practice exam on Saturday, and couldn’t focus, aka I was scared, and cleaned my room thoroughly. I scrubbed the floors and put away ALL my clothes and reorganized my desk. I also sat in front of my computer for about…3o mins, staring at the computer screen, unwilling to press the start button. I don’t know what came over me, studying has been going well, but I don’t think I’m pushing myself enough and that is why I was scared to take it. What if I didn’t do well? What I should have realized was that taking the test would have helped me to see where I am and what I need to work on. Perhaps I will take one on Wednesday, that might be good for me. The only thing is, it will have to be right after work and I will already be tired, but it will be worth it.

I feel like I’m hitting that hump of studying, well no, not hump, but the motivation is starting to dwindle down, but I need to push it into gear. I can’t believe I am starting to lose focus, this is not good. I have to keep up a good regimen, especially with my impending trip to India. I need to remind myself why this is important and that I can do it. I must believe in me, that’s the biggest thing. My first practice exam will probably go horrible (not including the first first one I took but this one is my FIRST computer adaptive exam simulation test). I need to stop being a perfectionist and take the good with the bad. I CAN DO IT!

It seems most of my blog posts have been about GREs and I apologize, but it’s a part of my journey. I feel frustration, I feel anger, I feel hope, I feel motivated, I feel unmotivated, basically I feel every emotion. I can do it though, I know I can. I just have to keep believing it. I need to be better at time management and money management, but that is a whole other post.

Let’s get on with the good moments:


1. Cleaned my room, it looks so nice!

2. Did more flash cards – not what I wanted but I did review over antonyms and analogies and studied vocab words

3. Hung out with Jainy, Nisha, Sevwandi, and Achyutha – good times and good laugh


1. Lunch with Pooja and Sunil – so good seeing you guys!

2. Got my mom an iPad! I am loading it up with lots of fun stuff for her πŸ™‚

3. Dinner with Jainy – very good one on one catch up with the jainism, I miss you like crazy 😦

Monday (today!):

1. A beautiful sunny day in SF – had a nice walk to get lunch

2. Feel good at work, I feel like I am productive at work and just on top of my game. I feel needed at work, is that crazy? Haha

3. A good convo with the kiddos, they are such good kids, and today they realized how much they have in common, even though they live in totally different neighborhoods, they have a lot in common and for them to realize that was awesome – that they share a common bond πŸ™‚

Okay, I am off to study land!!

I can’t even remember

I seriously need to update this on a daily basis, not a huge update every few days. I can’t remember my Wednesday. Hmm, let’s rack my brain…okay.


1. Had a great meeting with a couple of coworkers, felt like I was doing my job. That’s always a good feeling

2. A beautiful sunny day in SF, got to wear a summer dress, AND got to hang out with Sangita πŸ™‚

3. I got my laundry in and now have clean clothes!


1. Another SUNNY day in SF πŸ™‚

2. Watched the great race video, what a hilarious video. Great job Becky!

3. Had some yummy crepes and also “shuffle”! πŸ™‚ A nice dinner, great weather, a good walk, a great night.


That’s today, phew, what a day.

1. Great lunch with Becky and Alicia – yummy food!

2. Hot Toddy – Usher, listening in the car, windows down, blasting away with Becky

3. Nisha and her awesome friends πŸ™‚ – great dinner and hang out!

Can you believe it? I am in on a Friday, studying! yeayyy!

Okay off to study, gnite folks!

Vocab Dreams

Whenever I study vocab words, which is pretty much every night, I have these ridiculous dreams filled with GRE words and I wake up in a panic trying to remember the meaning of every word I heard in my dreams. It’s always the same dream, some kind of game show on vocab meaning and some how I know I have heard the word but can’t remember the word. I don’t like it but I like it, mainly because I am such an erudite student (I had to double check the spelling and proper usage of the word).

I will be increasing my vocabulary in the next few days, so please bare with me as I try to make this blog my soundboard for the usage of these “GRE words”.

Today was a good day, relatively speaking. I am feeling very tired but I’d like to think there were some good moments today. I have to say, this year I feel re-energized working with the kiddos, they make me feel very…happy and remind me why I wanna be in this position and in this field. So, on to the good moments.


1. Another beautiful day in SF, it’s a miracle. I might wear a dress this week. I also had a lovely lunch on the balcony with Becky and Linda, girl talk is always fun.

2. A good heart to heart with a couple of the kiddos, I hope they realize just how beautiful they are on the inside and out πŸ™‚

3. I have to say, having Nisha quiz me on vocab words because a) she’s an awesome roommate b) I got all of them right and c) I am going to succeed, and failure is not an option because I know I am a good enough person and smart enough person to be able to do what I need to do in life πŸ™‚

Well, I am off to study more vocab words and then head off to bed. So gnite and may your dreams placate you….does that even work?!

What a game

Oh man, I gave up a ticket to the 49ers and Saints game…I have NEVER yelled as much as I did today. I pretty much hurt my back, feel like passing out, and I’m exhausted. To be honest, this was one helluva game. THIS is why I love football. I thought I would have the energy to write some philosophical post about life and what I feel, but I can’t even think. I hear a ringing in my head, probably from all the yelling I did, I hope we don’t get kicked out.

I got a new, awesome jersey…a Patrick Willis jersey and I feel like the BEAST in me come out. I will wear this jersey every game. Okay, I must write my good moments.

1. Waking up with a smile – just a great way to wake up today. Feeling good and getting some breakfast in the morning.

2. A good meeting with the kiddos, helping them to prepare for the workshop that they will prepare

3. The beautiful sun in San Francisco, loved it!

4. (I know, its more than 3) Watching a great game played by the SF 49ers, they lost, which sucked but god, if they play hard and play like every game matters….this will be an AWESOME season.

Okay, I am going to lay down in my bed now.