I am going to be 34 in another week. I can't believe I've been on this earth that long. I still feel so young, like high school just happened but I'm not that young and I've been out of high school for 16 years now. My how time flies!
In my real-life journal, the one I write in while I'm sitting in the first hour of church, I usually talk about the big events that have transpired since my last birthday.
Going back to my last birthday in August 2008, I was supposed to start school again but quickly dropped my courses as soon as I found out I wasn't eligible for scholarship. Me returning to school was supposed to be an EVENT. I've never been a believer in needing college to find success. I still don't, even though I am finally eligible for a native Hawaiian scholarship, and I am currently enrolled full-time, on-line. Going to college is something I've never done successfully. I've never had any interest in it and could probably never return to a conventional classroom again. On-line course work or distance learning is my savior! My dear husband is my inspiration. He finished off his undergrad in three years. When he's determined to do something, he does it, and I'm so grateful we share the same path in this life.
The next big event this past year would probably be... husband and I giving up beef, pork, and chicken. For the most part, husband and I are almost totally vegetarian. We're not all vegan'ish (my own term for extreme anti-animal) but we have successfully kicked the meat habit as of March 1st, 2009. We still eat eggs, sparingly, and I occasionally use cheese on food I prepare. I feel so healthy. I look in the mirror sometimes and wonder where the radiance is from. I work out faithfully, at least 30 minutes a day. I have dropped 25 pounds and am continuing to lose. I've gone down two dress sizes and am feeling so energetic.
The vegetarian thing is definitely for better health. We want to eat as our ancestors did. Fish and vegetables. Also, I need to lose the weight to help my body heal itself of the infertility issues. I'm sure all my hormonal problems will balance out. Not only have we kicked the meat but we're also attempting to go totally organic. We cut out the refined white sugar and refined white flour from our diet as well. Slow progress but so worth it!
The biggest event in my life is still coming... we're moving this show to Alabama. I'm excited. Lord knows that I've been feeling very unfulfilled at work and with life, in general. I will miss all my family and friends dearly but with technology the way it is... there's NO reason that folks can't stay in touch. I'm more than ready for new experiences out in Alabama. I'm hoping we can move back west, eventually. It would be really great to maybe make it out to Vegas or even back to Hawai'i. I have large dreams on the horizon that I'd like to live out. I will remain tight lipped about it just because it's too precious for me to share.
So I guess this has been a productive year. I look forward to a great coming year. This years birthday, I'm still unsure what I want to do. The Polynesian Cultural Center just premiered a brand new evening show called, Ha: The Breath of Life. I've only heard good things about it so I'm thinking I might want to do that. I also want to go ParaSailing. I haven't done that yet so hopefully soon, I'll be able to set that up.
Happy Early Birthday to me!