My 2021 Recap


What a transformative, life-changing, amazing, fucking year.

That's it. That's the recap lol. 

OKAY but seriously. This year deserves this recap! I have only done one recap and I want to keep this going for the years to come. So let's do this!


Officially my favorite month of the year. 

We rang in 2021 doing what we do best, watching movies and cuddling on our couch. Absolutely nothing wrong with that lol. At 37 weeks pregnant, I knew I wanted to take it easy and take my time reflecting. I had a heavy feeling this upcoming year was about to be life-changing. 

Sebastian was born on January 12th at 10:22pm. 

It was love at first sight and my heart suddenly felt complete. 

For the rest of the month, we embraced the new lifestyle and enjoyed the moments of being first-time parents. 


A couple weeks into parenthood and there has been lots of kisses, cuddles and naps. 

I was ready to be cleared for my six weeks postpartum appointment and to my happiness, I was! Thus, began the INTENSE journey of normalcy to getting my shit together lol. This month was more chill and I made sure I rested up for the next month.


Maternity leave is over. I started my FINAL semester in college. I started back up at the gym. Places were opening back up. & postpartum was starting to kick in. I was stressed beyond comparison so I established routines in every aspect of my life. I knew that if I didn't process things properly, it will blow up in my face sooner than later.

We went into the city a few times to enjoy the spring weather, tried a couple new restaurants and [tried to] relax whenever possible. 


An EXCITING month ahead!

Our first Easter with Sebastian was perfect! He loved every moment of spending time with his grandparents. 

Restaurants started opening back up so the happy hour girls did what we do best - go out for brunch! Our first brunch in what felt like yearrrsssss lol. The best thing about being pregnant during COVID was not having fomo so it felt like I haven't missed a thing at this point haha. Not to mention Bad Bunny announced his tour and WE MANAGED TO GET TICKETS!!! 

By the end of April, we put an offer on a house... & we got approved :)


An overwhelming month for sure.

I GRAUDUATED COLLEGE!!!!! I am the first in my family to graduate college and this moment is what I have been working so hard for. I am so damn proud of myself.

We celebrated birthdays, discovered more locations to eat at, drank lots of coffee to get through the days/nights and visited my family in new jersey for the first time since November 2019. They met Sebastian and we caught up with one another. It was crazy to me how much time had passed. This is where postpartum started to kick in... bad.

There were many moments where I felt defeated because even knowing all the blessings I had in my life, I couldn't shake off the postpartum feeling of wanting to do everything and feeling overwhelmed when I was on my own. This lasted all throughout summer and I kept to myself for a good portion of the year. 


Hello darkness, my old friend. 

The anxiety and depression did not get any better, but I knew I had to keep pushing through. We had an abundance amount of documents, verifications, and contracts to sign for the house. Not to mention all the forms we had to gather and go to the deeps of the earth to find. 

Nevertheless, summer was finally here and I wanted to make up for lost time due to COVID and being pregnant. So the girls and I got together for a girls night! This definitely lifted up my spirits. 

I made it a goal for this month to focus on self care, prioritize my mental health and to step out of this month better than when I went in. I found my outlet in the gym again in search of relief. I knew there was a light at the end of the tunnel, I just had to pull myself out. & so I did. 


This. Month. 

I never knew so many good things could come at once. God was definitely listening to our prayers and tears. This month was so productive and successful we could not have done it without God.

We closed on our first home. We finally have a home. *happy tears*

AntHony (he changed his name from Antonny to Anthony) became a U.S Citizen *MORE HAPPY TEARS*

Anthony started a new job.

We bought an SUV.

& I registered and started my marketing + social media business.

It really feels like all of our hard work and the obstacles we each have faced have finally paid off!!! It was only right we celebrated at the place where monumental events as such should be celebrated... so we went to Echostage ofc.


We're moved in to our home and surrounded by boxes. For the next month we organized, decluttered and slowly made this place ours. My virgo ass was suuuuuper happy about all of this, but anthony... not so much lol. We prepped the house in lieu of our housewarming party next month.

Sebastian started his baby led weaning journey and loved it..... like to the point where he would only want to eat food and not drink his bottle anymore haha! So far we have passed all the fruits and veggies he could be allergic to. His favorite is egg whites with avocado, and a fruit like blueberries or strawberries! We got a visit from my best friend since middle school so our babies can meet for the first time. This moment was so wholesome.

Towards the end of the month, we celebrated Anthony’s citizenship ceremony!


My birthday month.

Up until this point, I had completely forgotten that I turned 25 this year. To have achieved so much already, I was completely overwhelmed. This was a month of reflection and feeling blessed. 

We went to DC and spent the night out! The clocked turned midnight and it was September 12th - I was feeling extremely grateful to be surrounded by people I love. For the following weeks we had Raul Alejandro’s concert, our early 2000’s themed housewarming party, and DC at the end of the month!


This month started off extremely shitty. 

I was hospitalized at the beginning of the month and it turns out I had a kidney infection with e.coli.... because I ate popeyes. NEVER AGAIN.

I started my journey into vegetarianism and that lasted more than I anticipated. The lifestyle is not easy but for the next couple weeks I was devoting myself to a healthy life, going to the gym almost everyday and giving my body the healing and love it deserves.

On the bright side, another one of my best friends from middle school got married. My heart felt so happy and I knew at that moment, that we made it. We are happy with our little families and I could not be any more proud of her. 

We took Sebastian to his first soccer game! He loves watching soccer with Anthony but to take him to a real game... he could not stop watching! Even though he won’t remember it, we sure will <3


A month that went by waaaayyy too fast.

Our first thanksgiving at the new house, content creating, restaurants to eat at, nights out and lots of cuddles with Sebastian. We started to plan his first birthday and couldn’t be more excited. We love our little man so much! He started to stand on his own and that milestone is a BIIIIG one. 


Sebastian’s first Christmas was finally here and we were so excited for this month to begin. We took a spontaneous trip to New York for a waaayyy overdue family trip to start the holiday season.

Our Christmas in New York Itinerary is live so you can start to plan your nyc trip.

It’s been all about family time, resting, Sebastian this month; just the way we like it. 

And’s the last day of 2021.

As I finish typing this post, I can’t help but feel grateful and happy. Everything that I prayed for, I am currently living. Life feels like a fairy tale and I cannot believe that all the blessings this year came from God!!! He has taken care of my family more than I could have ever asked for. I am extremely thankful and I cannot wait to see what God has in store for us. He is not finished with our journey yet.

If you have made it this far into the recap, you are the realest lol.

On a serious note, I appreciate every one of you for your endless support and patience this year. While the blog was a little more quiet than previous years, I was working hard on myself and the life I wanted. I can honestly say I am almost there to feeling fulfilled & here is to another year of hard work.

let’s fucking get it.

cheers to you all on a prosperous year, xx


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