Here's to life!
Who's life am I really writing about?
Well...most of you are probably thinking...mine, right? But, is it the 'mine' that is mine or the 'mine' that other people think I live, or the 'mine' that I'd like to be living but aren't (isn't? am not?), or maybe the 'mine' that my family thinks I should be living, WAIT...WAIT WAIT WAIT!
How about the mine that is right here and now...I think that one is the best one...and really...it's the only one I can write about! Whew! Now that I've gotten that out of the way, I'd like to let you in on my life...the one I love living right here and now! The mine that I am so happy to be living!
There are so many things I could share with you here, past events, past people, or past experiences, but I'll save those for other blogs and indeed I have shared already some of my past experiences. I hope you enjoyed them and will continue to do so in the coming weeks...
I think sharing past experiences does one of two things. First, it lets you know I'm human, that I live life just the same as everyone else and that form of relating makes it easier for you to see where I'm coming from when I write...and especially if it has to do with my favourite subject...death! Second, sharing my past experiences let's you know that, if you've had similar experiences and have felt shame or guilt about them, you're not alone. Someone else out there has gone through similar experiences and has lived to tell about it.
But that's not what I want to share with you today.
Today, I want to let you in on two of my passions...aside from the subject of death of course! Because being passionate about life is my number one fun thing to do! Even saying the word passion makes me feel passionate! Whoop!
One of my favourite passions is taking photographs...and I tell you, professional or not, using Instagram on my Samsung Nexus...well, it ROCKS MY WORLD! Somewhere in the depths of my desk drawer I have a regular point and shoot camera, but ever since my android phone, Instagram, and I got together...oh baby, we've been creating some pretty amazing images!
The photograph of this sculpture was taken just a few blocks from my house...at beautiful Bather's Beach, Fremantle, WA! Which let's you in on another passion...I love being by the ocean, have spent my entire life living nearby and wouldn't have it any other way!
The photo with the quote at the top of the page is also one of my Instagram/phone camera specials! It's the door to my outside toilet...how beautifully the sun reflects on it in the mornings...ahh...! I'll be sharing more of these love combos as the weeks progress. I've added quotes to some of them and some have too much going on to add more...nonetheless, I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did taking them!
The second passion I'd like to share with you today is my gorgeous son, Aydn, and what being a parent to him means to me. Yes, that's him in the photo, looking mighty strong and sure...and yes, we were at the beach, of course!
I had a meeting with Aydn's teacher today, just to see how he was coming along in his eighth year (grade 6) of school. And, as I suspected, she had only good words to say about him. He's an intelligent, happy boy who enjoys his life...perhaps because he has a happy mum who enjoys her life...passionately!!
He's made it so easy to parent him and in turn our relationship has been a pretty incredible one, right from day one! He made me cry a few months ago when he said this to me, just as he climbed into bed...'mum, I may not act like I need you, but in my heart I do'...O.M.G.! How am I not supposed to melt into a puddle of love when this comes out of my little boy's mouth, directly from his heart to mine!!!! Bam! Girls (or boys)...stand in line, because he's going to have his pick of the best when those hormones kick in!
This wasn't a particularly long blog, thank goodness, right? But I hope it has been meaningful...it sure was for me to write it. When I share my passions outside of my head and with the world, I come alive! If you hadn't guessed...I'm a bit of an extrovert. I'm the kind of person who comes alive when I share my stories, passions, experiences and my life in general. I feel like I've been given the best life to work on, experiment with, play with and in! My life hasn't always been that way, but like I mentioned above...I'll save that story and those experiences for another blog on another day.
But for now, I am happy and I am passionately yours for another day,
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