Sharing my JOURNEY....

Monday, June 8, 2015

Today is my birthday. Happy Birthday to me!



Many, many moons ago I thought that life would be different for myself; much different than where I am right now. I understand that there is a higher power that is ultimately in control and, I’ve had to learn to roll with the punches. 

Kids were never part of that plan, yet I have 2 wonderful adult boys… men! I am so proud of them. Proud that they are living life on their terms and seeing that life isn’t as simple or as easy as it appeared. It’s hard to believe that they are 19 and 22. Boy, oh boy, the math of me being 30 isn’t quite working out in my favor anymore. Hee hee, just kidding! –I have no shame in my age, nor do I feel that age means anything. I’ve met 40 yr. olds who are immature and childish, and 20 yr. olds who are wiser than most. (at that age) To me, it’s just a number.

Honestly, for me… I cannot say I am living life wholeheartedly right now. I have fallen so far off my beaten path. I’m starting to realize that in order for me to get back on track… I must make changes. NOW! Therefore I have. S-L-O-W-L-Y -- I have started to finally make the time to get back outside & be more adventurous! It’s not all about my career, to me it’s all about balance. 

I live in sunny Florida, how, can I ever say the weather is too bad to go out in it. Actually it’s the opposite, but only in the summer… the weather is scorching hot to be out all day. BUT the early mornings are NICE! And realistically that leaves me 8-9 months of being out in the weather whenever I want. 

Anyways… today is my birthday, and despite my upbringing. I’m happy to be me!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Work, work, work with no play –BOO!



Ever since I moved to Florida, it has been, work, work, and work. From coming in from out of state, oblivious to the reality of the situation here in Accounting; replacing my predecessor and cleaning up her massive mess, all I’ve done is work, clean and work some more.

Things are running so well in Accounting that I believe that I finally can breathe more. Yes, things come up, and shit goes sideways from time to time. More so than I’d like to admit. But I can multi-task and find those solutions I seek. –Thank you for that.

It’s time! It’s time to start playing more. I know that I’ve said this before, and I’ve made a valiant effort at it, but I always seemed to revert back to work, work and more work. BUT, not this time! 

Last weekend, my really close friend & I, went to Oleta State Park and discovered a new spot for kayaking and mountain bike riding.  I’ve kayaked for many years in WA in the lakes and some of the ocean but never in Florida. Mia my Vizsla loves to kayak, and I haven’t gone as I am concerned about alligators and wildlife targeting my dog as a snack. Sooooo we went and did some recon first; to scope out this park and its amenities. --I’m excited as I now have a wonderful spot to discover… at least until we discover another spot. There is a canal of mangroves leading out to the ocean and these islands. To finally get off the land and start discovering the open ocean and its small surrounding islands along this coast. 

This doesn't look far in the picture as I zoomed in a bit, but I'm guessing that I could spend an entire day playing in the water.