Day Fifty-Three – Oh What A World

July 4, 2011 § 3 Comments

After a ridiculously warm weekend filled with glimpses of flowers, small animals and laughter. I started thinking, as I am want to do about pretty much everything.
Why is it everything feels so much better, the colours more vivid on a bright summer day? Is it just the sun making us happy? Is it memories of childhood summers, spent on shores, bicycling down dirt paths and lazily kicking a ball back and forth on the grass?
For the life of me I can’t figure out why everything seems better on a warm summer day. But I will try. In the meantime I am going to make it my mission to try to keep a bit of that feeling with me everyday. Regardless of how tired I am from work, how cold and dreary it gets outside am going to hold onto that little feeling. I’m going to go forth with this change head on and start appreciating the beauty that is around us each and every single day.

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Day Fifty-Two – Feel The Burn

July 3, 2011 § 1 Comment

Beach days are awesome. Sun, sand, cold glasses of wine, and cooling dips in the water. There’s just one small thing we forgot. Sunscreen.
I am not one who’s usually prone to burning, but the boyfriend is. And man oh man are we both feeling it today. Lucky for me I’ve just got one sore spot (on my hip nonetheless) but he’s red from head to toe and blistering on his shoulders. It’s not a good situation. The next couple of days will be filled with cold baths and aloe.
But it’s got me thinking. I’ve always been a stickler for skin care. I’m always slathering on lotion and watching for wrinkles or spots. But I very rarely break out the sunscreen, I usually don’t burn or even tan. I’ve never really put much thought into the fact that my skin my change as I get older. So from today forward, anytime I’m going to be heading into the sun for extended periods, I’m going to slather on the sunscreen. I really love the way it smells and I’ll be doing my skin a solid.

Day Fifty-One – Rock It

July 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

Friday was Canada Day and it involved a long(ish) drive up to Lake Huron and a day sitting on the beach.
Because I don’t have a huge amount of time to blog during the long weekend (and intermittent cell signal) I’m going to make this one short and sweet.
My change for Canada Day is not as easy as it seems, but it is a simple one. I am going to rock my bathing suit. I’m not going to think about the extra bits of pudge, and I’m just going to rock it. Wish me luck.

Day Fifty – Wow

June 30, 2011 § 2 Comments

Wow. I can’t believe I’ve made it through FIFTY continuous days of change! I still have three hundred and fifteen to go, but that’s not what I’m thinking about today.
Today I’m happy that I’ve made it this far, even though it hasn’t been easy and life has still tossed its usual lemons at me. But it’s given me the idea for my change today.
From today on into the future, I will start to celebrate each and every milestone, however big or small that comes my way. Whether it’s fifty days of change, a promotion at work, hitting every green light on the drive home or finding fresh sweet strawberries picked yesterday at the market. Not one little thing will go without a celebration of some sort. Fifty days of change will be celebrated by a nice big mug of hot chocolate and an evening of quietly flipping through books and magazines.

Day Forty-Nine – More, More, More

June 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’ve been late posting my changes lately and I’m sorry about that. Life has been pretty hectic and demanding over the past few weeks, it’s become hard to find the few extra minutes to put up my posts.
My change for the day was simple – I added 15 more minutes of yoga to my morning routine.

Day Forty-Eight – Forgiveness III

June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

I have written twice now about forgiveness – once forgiving my parents and once forgiving an old friend. Both are coming along very nicely.
There are many more people on my forgiveness lists, but I thought that it’s about time that I forgive myself. I think I’ve earned (the chance) at forgiving myself.
I need to forgive myself for straying from my dreams at an early age because an opportunity presented itself that was more convenient. I need to forgive myself for being na├»ve and letting people that I love take advantage of me. I need to forgive myself for so many small things that I can’t even being to list them here. But I know them. Each and every last one of them. And starting today I will try to stop beating myself up over them. It won’t be easy, but the best things in life never are.

Day Forty-Seven – Nothing But Blue Skies

June 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Today was another beautiful Canadian summer day. There really is nothing like it in the world. I’ve seen summer days and summer sunsets from coast to coast and in the Caribbean – but nothing comes close to a summer day in Ontario. The trees are green, the sky is perfectly cerulean blue, the breeze blows gently but steadily. It really is like a bit of paradise.
I always wonder on days like these, how I can always find something to put me in a bad mood. I don’t know why I can’t seem to just enjoy it.
So starting today I am going to try to enjoy the nice days. Get outside, talk a walk, smile and forget about everything else.