🌈 We Are Born to Be Alive 🐒

The Adventure Scouts?

If you were looking for the Adventure Scouts online it is over there. This is a personal blog, and that is a group site, so stupid opinions I may or may not have here shouldn’t reflect on that amazing group of people.

WHY THE SITE NAME IS : BORN TO BE ALIVE

One day I was playing piano with my son, we started playing along with “Born to Be Alive” and something clicked for me, now I can’t stop this feeling, that this life was meant to be more than drudgery. I never want to lose that belief or forget that moment. Yes we are all staying alive, sometimes there’s no sign of the morning coming and you’ve been left on your own like a rainbow in the dark, but isn’t there time for more to take on some goals, because it’s not better to be safe than sorry? Deep down isn’t everyone looking for something? Who is to stop us from building our Castles in the Sky? We all fail, but sometimes we stop one step away from success and have to try one more time.

WHY I WRITE: I WRITE TO STAY PRODUCTIVE/ACCOUNTABLE:

In the past, I may have had different motivations or aspirations, but this year I’ve found writing about my goals and life helps me stay way more accountable and consistent, which I have struggled with. It also helps me process my emotions, feel less overwhelmed and I get a ton of reader support and ideas, which is very helpful and motivating. It’s helping me climb out of the pandemic funk and feel like I’m doing “enough” as a human being, which feels good. I also like to speak about truths that I found, which I feel are tricky to find, but it doesn’t seem to happen much, but when it happens I write about it…

If nobody speaks of remarkable things, how can they be called remarkable?”

Jon McGregor

I ALSO HOST A DIGITAL GYM:

Join me in my home workout DIGITAL GYM as I exercise in a banana costume to Shaun T’s T25.

ABOUT MY EMOJITHUSIASM:

For me, the emojis pay homage to our different, but equal psychological “lens” of the world and celebrate my respect to diversity…

I’ve was a huge fan of symbology before emojis even existed. 1. They tie the left and right brain together for me, but 2. they are different for everyone’s systems, I actually love that, so what looks beautiful to me, may not work or may be ugly on your system. It sounds like a flaw in article or web design, but to me it’s a reminder of how much our soul’s lens color our world (a lot, but not completely).

I love looking at my blog from my phone, tablet and computer and seeing it differently.

I prefer the emojis to not be broken, but when they are, it reminds me of ancient sutras with certain words that are lost to time, rendered incomprehensible by language shifts.

I find it beautiful, freeing and healing to so easily add some color and beauty to the black and white words (which have beauty of their own). I use emojipedia.org to access emojis since I write from a computer.

WHAT’S NEXT IN MY LIFE?

I am a rainbow in the dark, besides that, I am loving teaching martial arts class, it’s so wonderful to have something that feels “right”. Enjoying this blog, taking some steps towards my goals. Trying to balance personal well being and my kids…

Randomly doing some updates to older posts:

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

Take a digital heart with you, they’re for you reader!

THANK YOU READERS, YOU COMPLETE ME!

Special thank you, the difference between the crazy homeless people shouting to themselves in the parking lot, and me, is – you, it’s you reader, thank you! ❤️

Poem for the road?

The Rainy Day

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

– HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

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