The Secret Life

The Secret Life

Many coworkers at her job have wondered how Betsy remains udderly zen during work hours. She rarely complains and is always helpful towards others.

One day, a coworker asked during her lunch break. “Betsy, what’s the secret to remaining calm?”

“Oh…I just work out on a frenzy during my weekends,” Betsy replied nonchalantly.

To this day, no one suspected Betsy as the type to enter in mosh pits during heavy metal concerts.

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I love music. But if there’s one genre I’ll listen to forever, it is heavy metal. As odd as it sounds, it keeps me focused and zen. Probably with the high energy factors in most of the songs. Who knows how my brain works.

Speaking of high energy, I went to see Papa Roach, Bad Wolves and Asking Alexandria perform at The Rooftop in Pier 17 on August 11, 2019. I was fortunate to see the email from Spotify a week before the event when it was announced that Papa Roach will be performing in NYC as they’re promoting their new album Who Do You Trust.

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The atmosphere was really great. It’s been ages since I visited South Street Seaport with my husband. So it was a nostalgic experience for the both of us when we saw the area newly renovated after it was hit by Hurricane Sandy.

We paid for the lounge upgrade and chilled out for a bit while we waited for the concert to start. Food wise, we tried out their sliders which were yummy. Highly recommend the lobster roll. I was stoked to see Tommy Vext (lead singer of Bad Wolves) up close as he was walking up to the concert area. After Bad Wolves performed, it was Asking Alexandria and then the main event, Papa Roach. Definitely worth the experience and a great way to end the weekend on a good note before heading back to work. 1BA0764D-E0B9-4FC8-A1BE-153827578EB9

One of my goals in life is to visit more heavy metal concerts. Maybe this year and next, it’ll happen more. Let’s see where life takes me.

Hope you’re having a fantastic Wednesday! Let me know in the comments if you’re a heavy metal fan.

Namaste,
Diana

 

 

Sing your heart out

Sing your heart out

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Betsy is hoping to belt out some tunes for her future karaoke trip. Think she’ll have a chance? 🤔


Hi friends 👋 happy August! Can’t believe we are four months away until the end of the year! Time flies when you’re drawing Betsy and having fun 😅

The last time I remember singing was through the Smule karaoke app. It was really nice to see some of my favorite rock songs that I could belt out to when I was feeling down. Unfortunately, my son has this habit of telling me to keep quiet whenever I attempt to sing my favorite tunes out loud. Hence, this is why I prefer singing in the car. Maybe when my son starts Pre-K, I’ll get back on Smule and belt out some tunes while he’s at school.

Do you happen to sing? If so, what are your favorite go-to songs? Let me know in the comments below.

Namaste,
Diana

Offline Activities

Offline Activities

Betsy never bothered updating her social media profiles for the past couple of days. She was too busy being engrossed by a steamy love triangle which made her tired after binge reading the entire Romance of the Cows series.

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Betsy sometimes forget to post a status update on her social media profiles, especially when she’s in a binge reading marathon. She wants you to know that she’s alive and well. Although, her poor heart can’t take any more love plot twists and turns…

Been a while since my last post. Feels like forever. But, I have good reason in doing so.

Mercury Retrograde. The end.

Okay, so it’s not entirely true.

I’ve actually spent my time being offline since I was catching up on my writing, programming Episode 2 of Moo Times of Betsy and reading my books that I borrowed from my local library. Considering that Mercury Retrograde season is a time of self-reflection and not taking risks, I decided to practice more mindful moments and slowing down. Health has been an important factor so I’ve been doing what I can in making sure that I feel well.

I don’t know about you, but my mood has been improved ever since I’ve been scaling back on my social media usage. I think it’s important to take breaks in order to avoid burnout. A big accomplishment on my end is writing daily journal entries in focusing on things that I’m grateful for, along with small prayer requests. Highly recommend if you want to shift your perspective from the negativity to moments where you can feel proud of (whether if it’s small or big).

Do you find yourself spending less time on social media? If so, what do you do in terms of offline activities?

Namaste,
Diana

Rooted in Friendship

Rooted in Friendship

Betsy found a new friend and it’s a Venus Fly Trap. It’s name is Vivi. She wanted to name it Sailor Venus, but Vivi sounded easier to pronounce.

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I recently acquired a Venus Fly Trap during my trip to the NY Hall of Science and fell in love with it!

Do you have a Venus Fly Trap at home? If so, let me know!

Namaste,

Diana

Mercury Retrograde Season

Mercury Retrograde Season

Mercury Retrograde is usually a time where we need to take a back seat, mind our business and making sure that we avoid miscommunications. Oh, and expecting the worst from technological equipment.

Unfortunately for Betsy, she ends up picking fights, even if no one intentionally upset her. Poor cow.

How do you cope with Mercury Retrograde? Let me know in the comments!

Namaste,

Diana

Betsy’s Sanctuary

Betsy’s Sanctuary

It’s not everyday you see a cow sitting comfortably reading a book.

In Betsy’s case, her collection of books are the ideal entertainment for when she feels like escaping from reality. With so many worlds to explore, Betsy always felt amused and excited with each page turned.

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Ahh…books. Glorious, precious books.

Regardless of genre, I find books to be a source of happiness and comfort for when days become stressful or if I needed a moment of solitude.

Growing up, I’ve spent my time lounging around at my local Brooklyn Public Library. Usually after school, I would take a walk to my local library and borrow some romance and thriller literature to occupy myself once I was finished with my homework (Sweet Valley High were my guilty pleasure book series 😅).

I didn’t have a lot of friends back then, so having books near me was my own little piece of heaven. I found myself lugging more books, which was an acceptable form of baggage for me to carry rather than participate in nonsensical high school drama 🙃. At least reading books kept me out of trouble, for the most part.

As I’ve gotten older (and silently thanking technology for the creation of the Internet), I found myself hoarding even more books, this time in a digital format. Still, nothing beats like the actual physical copy of a book. The scent, touch, the presentation, etc…

I remember visiting City Lights Books during my trip to San Francisco on a whim as I’ve discovered it was not too far off from where I’ve stayed.

You can imagine my excitement where I was able to stroll around for an hour in checking out the shelves and being immersed by the plethora of books that were hanging around the walls. Highly recommend this book shop, by the way 😊

At the moment, I still have a couple of books I’m currently reading.

What are your favourite books? Let me know in the comments below 💭

Namaste,

Diana