First Thanksgiving Without my Family

I would be lying if I said this: Thanksgiving was everything that I hope it would be. It wasn’t terrible,  it was okay. It would’ve been way worse if I was alone with no food (the struggles of a college student). I signed up for a family dinner with a local student from my college. They’re were nice. They brought me home and we had turkey, ham, mash potatoes, stuffing, baked beans, and my favorite the cornbread casserole( now that was good), and then we had deserts after. We talked and laughed. Even if I felt out of place it was nice to be around people who cared about each other and messed with each other. If I would have the chance to go back home for Thanksgiving I would, even if my family went to Black Friday after dinner, but I still was glad to have dinner with someone else.

Things that I’m grateful for: myself, my family, and being in the situation that I’m in right now. I’m grateful at myself because I’ve been in rough times and I overcame the obstacles that life throws at me. My mom and my sisters were mostly teen moms, or some of them didn’t graduate high school. My dad not being around for most of my life. And here I am: going to college, working, living my life. I’ve been through a lot, and I’m still going.

I’m grateful for my family because without them who would I be? Who would be Thalia Perales? Who would be the girl in the mirror that I see? My family helped me grow, get stronger, and made me an understanding person. They have shown me a lot and they are my motivation for a better life and future. Sometimes the worst moments in your life creates the best of you.

Being in this situation right now can be difficult. I needed a push into real life. So, I pushed myself. Being here right now is making me stronger even when I’m feeling weak. Also feel like you’re drowning, but in the same time you’re flying. Actually, the moment you are feeling vulnerable is the moment that you are the most strongest. You’re holding all this weight on your back and you feel like your legs might break any second, but you decide to keep walking that’s your strongest moment. The end is just the resolution.

Also Thanksgiving wasn’t all that bad. I actually took an hour break to face chat with my family back home. It was really refreshing and it’s my safe place that I can always come down from the clouds.

Remember: You can make extraordinary things with the worst of things.

Love, T


Welcome to Tspot2015!

Hi! Tspot is a spot where I can share my life with people who has similar struggles as me, topics in 2015, movies, books!, anything really,  and I would love to hear about your moments in your life too. I’m pretty weird, but it’s a good thing.  Well first I’m going to start off by explaining the name of my blog: T is the first letter of my name, spot is a cool word for blog, I guess, and I always thought 2015 would be my year.

Second, I’m not the best at blogging. I tried to do a blog of my favorite books before, but that never worked out. I do love writing fiction, but never finished a story. I have kept a diary before, so why not make a blog.

Here’s more about me: I’m an 18 year old girl who moved from the west to the east to the mid-west. Long story short is that I was raised in Bakersfield, California then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Rock Island, Illinois for college( Now that I think of it that wasn’t any shorter). It would get more confusing if I wrote about where I lived before California; it’s so confusing that it confuses me too. So I won’t get in depth, but if want to know more you can just ask. My life pretty much turned upside down since the moment I got here. It’s just crazy! Moving by yourself to whole new state where you have zero family there when you never lived on your own before. It is crazy, but it’s worth it. I’ve been up and down, had my worst to best moments ever, and I’ve created a family of my own. It’s like I’m on this never ending roller coaster. The way I make it sound like sounds terrible. Like, if someone said this to me I would probably want the roller coaster to stop if I was in their shoes. Sometimes I do want it to stop because it’s been awhile now I haven’t seen my family, but I’m still happy where I am. I knew that if I stayed home after high school I wouldn’t be happy. A main problem for me is figuring out who I am. I know the person I want to be, but that’s not me. I would like it to be, and I guess I am making an effort to be that person because I’m here and I’m trying. Now that I think of it this exactly what I want. It’s not the destination that matters, it’s the journey. I never thought that was true until I was experiencing it and still am.

My dream career would be to teach abroad. I love traveling, helping others, and I plan to major in education (still not sure what I want to teach, yet). So it would be incredible to go out of the country and learn about it while helping students.

My favorite singers/bands: Kings of Leon, Hozier, Galantis, Birdy, anything that catches my ear

Favorite books: Birthmarked Series, Hunger Games Series, Divergent Series, Delirium Series, Everyday, The Fault in Our Stars, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, The Girl on the Train, Hopeless, and many more…

Remember: It’s the journey that matters. Make it count.

Love, T