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Be aware

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Being aware is kind of like 'being conscious' but I'm making the distinction for my own purposes.
In my effort to reclaim my 'self' and my life I'm looking back at who I used to be.

I used to be adventurous. I loved exploring new places - whether a city or just a 'new' dirt road. If I didn't have a car I would cycle - or walk - or take the bus - or the train to go somewhere new emoticon .

Hubby and I were talking on the weekend about when we lived in Calgary (years and years and years ago) I was remembering all the things I had done and places I had gone to and he was so puzzled - he couldn't remember any of it. emoticon

Well, that's because he wouldn't go with me - he preferred to stay in and play chess with his friend. I didn't let that stop me, I went anyway - a four-day long weekend trip to Vancouver, a trip to Banff and another to Drumheller - driving all over the area to see trees and birds that we don't have in Ontario. Cycling along the river for miles. I don't seem to have any photos from those experiences, maybe I didn't have a camera then, I'm not sure, but I have the memory of them. And I'm remembering how much I used to enjoy the discoveries I made. emoticon

I need more of that in my life - it's been lying dormant for a couple of decades. Time to make room for new adventures, even if that's just walking through the woods or poking around an old cemetery - with my camera! emoticon
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    Loved your blog!
    While quality time with our loved ones is very important, it is equally important to do what makes us happy, strong and energetic, even if it means some time apart.
    286 days ago
    Have fun on your adventures and making fantastic memories!
    286 days ago
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    287 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/18/2019 4:52:08 PM
    Beautiful blog. I am that person, too. I miss those adventures and dream about getting back out and exploring.
    I want to share a poem with you that a friend of mine wrote many years ago.. I think you will appreciate it.

    The Sugar Poem (by Donna Hondle Carlson)

    The sugar tumbled
    from the rim of her cup
    And scattered like lace
    upon the table

    She didn't sweep
    the grains away
    But gathered them gingerly.

    She had been out
    a long time.
    287 days ago
  • KEB501
    "Be aware" or "Be conscious" is something that's been on my mind a lot lately - not only in terms of remembering the past but also in every day life - being present with my children because "they won't be this little for long". I also find that it applies to my eating habits, as I OFTEN zone out while I eat. If I've pre-portioned my food, then I eat and get finished, never even really realizing what I am eating and that doesn't help me to feel full. If I haven't pre-portioned my food, I just mindlessly keep eating (like a bowl of popcorn that was meant to be shared but I devoured it all).
    287 days ago
    I tend to want to go places, but then let my fears encourage me to stay put...
    But I know that if I wanted to go someplace... REALLY wanted to go..
    I would be on my way in a heart-beat.
    although I do love being home.
    if I didn't like home so well... it would make being an adventuress so much easier !

    It would be so much easier if I had a friend who was interested in doing the same adventures that I want to do.. Several of my choice adventures are substantially less expensive if you are 2 or more travelling the adventure together.

    287 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/7/2019 2:06:59 PM
    I could have written this blog. Time to create new adventures.
    287 days ago
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