I’m sorry I have been so quiet.. I’ve been moving forward after a 16 month long distance relationship came to an end a month or so ago. It was difficult.
BUT I’m ABSOLUTELY in a happy place now. It’s like a weight has been lifted… This past week or so has brought fun back into my life in many ways.
Photo by Samantha Green at www.justsamanthagreen.com
First I visited the city with some friends to listen to keynote speaker “Sir Ken Robinson” who is absolutely my hero. If ever I decided to fall asleep with a voice in my head, feeding my brain subliminally with information, it would be Sir Ken’s… Being a country gal, a visit to the city was really exciting and I enjoyed everything about the day including my first experience of Metro Transit!
Secondly, we had a vegan potluck at work. The food was AMAZING! Curries, Tunisian stew, blackberry muffins, salads, pasta, hummus, soup, pitta breads, pizza, roasted vegetables, fruit, stir-fry, pickled mushrooms, and even a chocolate mousse made from avocado!!! I allowed myself a day off from eating 1940s to participate.
Finally I made another trip to the city for an appointment and met up with another friend for lunch. It was the first cafe I had been to in the city so once again it was a big adventure for me. Such fun getting out and about and enjoying great company! The time flew by and before I knew it my 2 hour parking ticket had expired!
In addition to this the girls and I have enjoyed some time together, I even bought us all a dairy free vegan ice-cream for a treat..
Oh and did I mention that I went out to lunch again the other day and enjoyed a spinach salad at the Wildwood Cafe? Well I did and once again had such fun.
These past 10 days have been full of smiles, friends and fun. I’d never have done this last year, my weight would have stopped me, I felt self conscience in public but NOW…. now I am rediscovering the real me again. My confidence is growing..
This ongoing journey of dropping a significant amount of weight, of losing friends but making new ones, of scaling mountains and learning to fly above the tree tops, has become an awakening. My life is no longer cushioned by food…sure things hurt more but there are also glorious times too. I’d rather feel every emotion and awake everyday KNOWING that I am finally living a real life…
Oh and did I also mention that I lost 2 lbs this week?
Well I did and that makes me smile even more 🙂
Thank you for your continuing support… I AM gonna do this!
PS I completely forgot about the 3rd Annual Healing Extravaganza! Enjoyed a super morning there with my daughters and friends!! I am loving getting out and about!