Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Coming of Spring

It made my day. I heard the rustle of the fragile branches as the wind blew. I think the tree in front of the house is almost ready for the first budding leaf. I can't tell for sure, I'm too small, the tree has grown to be really tall. The wind is still a little bit on the cool side, but not as bad as the wintery chill anymore. I can now see the pavement under the thinning ice. The pile of snow on our tiny yard is gone too, and I thought some shade of greenery are starting to peak. Or was I just imagining it?

The day is getting longer too. I don't dread finishing at six in the evening anymore because when I come out, I can still see the light. And that is really nice.

I love that I am now able to go for long walks along the river again, without the fear of hypothermia. The city has made some significant changes on the path too, which is really cool. And to top it all off, we've recently adopted a beautiful 4 month old Malshi (Maltese and Shih Tzu mix), so he's been a very good motivation for me to go and enjoy the outdoors.

Spring brings a lot of cheer to everyone, I noticed. People on the streets are a lot friendlier. They are smiling more now. The park nearby is again filled with kids running around, and parents merrily chatting with each other. Always a joy to watch.

It doesn't officially start until Saturday, but already, Spring has sprang in the neighborhood.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Little Girls

One day in 1985, two little girls found themselves under a mango tree. They began trading stories and fantasies of their lives in the future. They started dreaming of their Prince Charming and their little prince and princesses running around the courtyard of their castles. They talked about growing old side by side. One a successful lawyer taking on giant corporations as clients, the other, a celebrated doctor, sought after by the mothers of the owners of the giant corporations. 1985. A time of innocence. Both believed in fairy tales and happily ever afters.

Two decades passed and both were entangled in the complicated reality of adulthood. The lawyer-to-be gave birth to a beautiful daughter, within days of receiving her Pre-Law Diploma. And although she never continued on to Law, she became the pride of the town as she touched the lives of the people around her. She was her mother's strength, and her daughter's hero. On the other hand, the doctor-to-be ventured miles away from home, and into the Wild West. She traded her flip flops for winter boots, and her tees for turtle necks. She learned to wear a tuque instead of a straw hat. She weaved from jobs to jobs to jobs, hoping to land the perfect one. She braved a new culture, but struggled to fit in.

Two years after, they met again. Restrengthened the bond that they always had. Memories of their youth, almost half-forgotten. They sat in the corner of a crowded coffee shop, swapped stories of what has and what nots. They recognized how much time had flown and how different their lives have been. They were miles apart, but truth be told, they knew in their hearts they will always be those two, dreamy little girls under the mango tree.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Reasons I Enjoy Fridays...

I was feeling a little down this morning, so I thought I would cheer me up
by reminding myself of the top reasons why I enjoy Fridays:

1. It is almost the weekend. We all look forward to weekends. But who doesn't? It's the time to exhale.
2. Home cooked meals. I eat mostly TV dinners and Sandwiches most days of the week. Friday is the one day that I get to enjoy a real home cooked meal.
3. Payday! OK, well, not really every Friday, more like every other Friday.
But it just so happens that I got my pay stub as I started this post, so why not?!
4. Late night tonight. I am off on Saturdays so I get to stay up late tonight. I will probably spend most of the time in front of the computer surfing the net and playing Farmville and ignoring my husband's request to let him use the computer, but still.

So c'mon. Say it with me, you know you wanna. I love Fridays!
Happy Weekend everyone!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Taking Control

The Lenten Season officially started yesterday (Wednesday at midday). For all of those who observe it, it's time for prayer (although this should always be a given any time of the year), penance, abstinence and self-denial. For me, it marks the beginning of a new way of living my life.

Since I am in the process of re-inventing myself, I begin to ponder what earthly desires I am willing to give up.

For the last thirty two years, I allowed myself to get wrapped up in the thought of acquiring tangible things to bring me happiness (or so I thought). Most of what I wanted, I got. But it left a noticeable void that up to this day have never been filled. So I vowed to make some drastic changes in the way I look at my life. In the past, I have taken for granted a lot of the things (and people) I have around me. My days went by like a blur, I failed to notice what was right there in front of me because I was too focused on getting what I wanted. I walked through the clearest path as it was the safest, and fastest way to get to the other side. I arrived unscathed, but when asked how, I had no story to tell. No adventures to share.

So today I will step back. I will stop and smell the flowers.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Second Chances

Let's try this again.

I am thirty two. Well almost. Now realizing how empty my life had been. So today I decided that I will take control. I will use this blog to stay in tuned with my emotions and my feelings. I will write about the things that goes on in my life, both significant and insignificant.

I will step back and learn. To laugh. To cry.
Follow me. Bear with me.
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