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No Rainy Walks for Me.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The sun was out this morning, so I decided to walk outside for my 2 miles . I did the walk in 30 minutes. I can walk faster on the treadmill, but since it was so sunny out I decided to enjoy it.
It's now 12;00 am and the rain is starting to hit the window.
Yesterday I read where a women bundled up and did her walk in the rain.
That got me to thinking when was the last time I walked in the rain?
Or more to the point when did I stop walking in the rain?
I remember walking in the rain with my significant other in Paris. The rain came down suddenly, caught us by sunrise. We finally dashed in to a little café, had drinks, waited it out. Only to make a dash for the metro and get caught in another down pour. When we got to our hotel we were drenched. but I remember laughing, taking a joint shower and falling into bed for afternoon delight. Walking in the rain in Paris with the right person was romantic and I loved every minute.
I also had an enjoyable time in the foggy, rainy city of San francisco with another friend.
I seemed to always end up back at the hotel, in the shower and then the bed.
But one time when hiking into a remote fishing lake with my husband, we got caught in the rain. Huddled under a tarp , it was wet, cold and not a bit romantic. The barren cabin we finally got too didn't offer much relief . besides the fire, there was no hot shower, no warm food, only a sleeping bag to get dry in.
So I guess I only like to walk in the rain with a handsome hunk of a man and be in the right location with a 4 or 5 star hotel as the end destination.
I defiantly don't consider walking in the rain here and now. I think it's cold , wet and I worry about slipping and falling down.
Think my change in attitude has something to do with age.
Even if I was with the man of my dreams, walk in the rain has lost it's appeal.
Just as sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag or camped out in the back of the van.
I require a nice bed, preferable one not resting on the floor.
I like a full bath, big fluffy towels. \Complementary robe. .
Spa, hair and nail salon.
24 hour room service.
I guess I always like the better life, but I put up with some roughing it to please others.
Now i don't have to put up with anything.
I am my own women.
I only do what I really want to do. Do because I like to do it. Not to please anyone else.
I have come to know through the years, one had to live there own life. You can not exist through someone else.
So don't eat certain foods just because someone else does. Don't drink just because someone else does. Don't smoke to fit in.
Don't feel like you have to be an extension of your mate , or your friends..
Everyone is there own person.
It's nice to have fun together, but only if you really enjoy doing things together.
Everyone has a voice, speak up, no one can hear you if you don't talk.
Mind reading is not a talent most people have.
So if there is anything that's on your mind, talk about it.
Many times we need the understanding of family, our mate to help us in this journey to a better healthier life.
Sometimes there is resentment , or feeling of being left behind by our loved ones.
The would be nice to include the whole family in the journey.
But if not possible, then they have to understand that this is very important to you and it's up to you to explain it.
No one wants friction in there lives, but everyone has to be their own individual and has a right to better their lives if at all possible.
i am happy that I don't have to balance my needs and desires with anyone else.
I am not being selfish. It's a choice I made sometime ago.
Others might think of me as that poor single lonely women.
That's far from the truth.
I never go to bed or wake up feeling lonely.
I in fact have to plan time to fit in other people into my busy life.
that's how my newest friend Jim is living his life too.
One more reason that we get alone so well, both of us are complete and fulfilled.
I hope everyone is living their life as happy as I am. .
Finding success and fulfillment .
Titan's barking so i might have to make a quick run out with him, the rain has stopped so this hot house flower won't get wet. Smile!!!
Love and Peace

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    i so agree about having nice accommodations. My tent camping days are over. LOL.

    You and I are a lot alike. We have similar philosophies of life.
    3705 days ago
    Such nice memories! It seems that you've found the perfect balance for your life, my friend! Many people don't ever find this kind of fulfillment...so CONGRATS to you! You're a strong & confident woman, & you're living life on YOUR terms! I admire that!

    Have a fabulous day, my friend!

    emoticon Rose
    3716 days ago
    Thanks for sharing my friend. Happiness is a choice, I am glad you made it emoticon

    3716 days ago
    This is a great blog! Thank you for sharing!! Enjoy the rest of your day~~
    3717 days ago
    I walk at about three miles/hour, so you really impressed me. I guess the treadmill must be a good conditioner. Great blog!
    3717 days ago
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