Te Traje Tacos

Te traje tacos? Music to my ears. Listen, if I could sum up what is going on and has gone on in recent months, I wouldn’t be able to do so in a way that makes sense to anyone. It would probably sound . . . like fiction. Which, I also write so there you go. But there’s been a lot on my plate for awhile. Now is no different.

After all the craziness that has happened, I’m moving 300 miles away. I have no idea where I will live. I’m not packed yet (since I was in California for 8 days). Needless to say, the stress feels a little high at the moment. When I think most about what I need right now, I’m not gonna lie, I need a little, “drive safe, text me when you get home, I can’t wait to see you.” Most important of all would be, “te traje tacos.”

I’m a simple girl. It’s not that hard to make me deliriously happy. 😂 This would do it. Haha. Especially right now.

My writing has been shoved to the side – so this may be the last post for awhile, unless I sail through everything by the end of this weekend. Wish me good moving juju? And maybe a dude like this? 🤣


No Amount of Rain…

“I wanted him in the bluntest way. I wanted his lips, his hands, his arms. I wanted him the way the ocean wants the shore, constantly reaching and running back. I wanted him the way rain wants to fall, the way the sun wants to shine, the way words want to be read. I wanted him to infinity, to the millionth degree. No amount of rain could douse the fire I had in me for him.”
– Author Unknown


Virginia, Here I Come

say yes to new adventures, elaina avalos

I am excited to say that after a long stretch of searching for, applying, and interviewing for various positions, I have finally accepted a job offer and will be moving to Virginia in May. I am super pumped to move back to an area I love and for the opportunity to serve in this new capacity.

But the next month (my last day at my current job is just under a month away) will be wildly busy. I’m headed to California this weekend and by the time I head back here, I’ll have to finish my turnover, find a house (a state away) on the weekends, and pack up my house for a move. Phew. It’s a lot. I’m a little verklempt.

I’m keeping my eye on the prize though. I cannot wait to be back in a place that I have loved so much (I lived there before – about 1.5 years in total). I will try not to overindulge on posts about our Nation’s Capital being close, how much I love the Virginia countryside, or the sheer number of amazing restaurants at my fingertips (haha). I will also try to control myself the first time I go to Eastern Market on a weekend again. 🙂 I am truly honored to have the opportunity I’ve been given, professionally. But it’s also a personal gift and one I’m excited to be embarking on.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

– Helen Keller