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Mood swings, belly-rolls, thinning hair, forgetfulness – and yet, I’m happy!

I don’t know if it’s being 46 years old or that I’m having the reverse effect of mid-life crisis, but I am finding “peace” in my chaotic life that I am just thankful for being me!

Did I just write “peace”?

My day to day is more like the unpredictable active rock slide in Smuggler’s Notch, but there’s always that little twig that is strong enough to give the support I need.
I think it’s just a matter of prospective and faith – I just need to get myself in tune and just climb whatever I need to get through the day’s challenges and adventures.

Don’t get me wrong, there are things in me that I don’t truly like. Let me list a few:

1) Moodiness – this can definitely drive my family insane. But luckily, they know that my hormones are at a whacky stage that they all give me a pass : ( I think that’s why they’ve been ignoring me, hehe!)

If I have my means, I would just retire in the countryside half of the year – just to be close to nature, and the other half of the year – to be in NYC! (But in any scenario, I’ll be that little old lady who’s swaying her hips and swinging her arms to the tune of Prince’s "Purple Rain", the Script's "Breakeven/Falling to Pieces", Owl City’s "Fireflies", Yiruma's "River Flows in You" – or that "Dynamite" song from Taio Cruz who seemed to be playing on Z100 every 5 minutes! OR HOPEFULLY by then, I'll be listening to my little guy's own composition being played on national radio!)

2) My ever changing body type and physical challenges. I am still petite compared to most people, but unlike last year, I can no longer keep my size 0 body type. I feel more comfortable in size 2 or 4! I am no longer an XS. I am not fully embracing this new size but I do like my new assets – hehe!

Although I noticed that my hair is thinning and that I forget things often. Could it be that I forget the bad things that are happening in my life that all I can remember are the good ones? Hhmm…what was the topic of this post by the way?

3) Body aches: I gave up Tony Horton’s Power 90 work-out to 5-mile runs! Although running was fun and gave me instant gratification, nothing beats lifting those 8-pound weights! In training for the 5-mile race I did last week, I was running at least 2 times a week. I was getting exhausted and constantly hungry that I didn’t have time (or the desire) to do my usual Power 90 routine exercise. I do enjoy the “talk-and-run” training program that my running partner and I have been accustomed to, but I have ignored my other body parts. So starting this week, I have to start getting in to the Sculpt/Stretch/Sweat/Yoga exercise routines. ( My cousin  suggested to check out Tracy Anderson's work-out DVDs)

PEACE. JOY. HAPPINESS. A lot to be thankful for!

While you are playing Wii "Just Dance" with your little guy (which I must say is a great fun activity with my little crumbcatchers), taking a walk to Barnes and Noble with your honey, or gathering in your dining room this week, be it Thanksgiving week here in the US or a regular week anywhere else in the world, let’s try to focus on what we can be thankful for.

I have known that no one’s life is without trials. Every day that I wake-up, I feel like I’m on a particular state of “peace”. I feel like, yes, I might cry today, but there’s always that something or someone that will make me smile again!

To those who are following my 40-day spiritual journey through Rick Warren’s “Purpose Driven Life” , here are the 2 points to ponder:
    Day 4 : There is more to life than just here.
    Day 5: Life is a test and trust.

Be happy everyone :)


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