Monday, July 8, 2013

Inspired Monday: Jane McGonigal

The other day I told Mr. B. that Hudson would never ever play video games if I had my way. 

Me: "Video games are the cause of so many of our society's problems...violence, obesity, ADHD, lack of connection with nature, family, community!" 

I said it and I believed it, until today. Today I take it back a smidge-my eyes are opened a bit and I am feeling inspired by Jane McGonigal after watching this TED Talk:


This is amazing! Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Three Cheers!

I don't even know how to start this post...
I don't know the word to use to describe the past 4 days...

Lucky
Blessed
Ecstatic
Relieved
Thankful
Remarkable
Life-changing

Nope-none of them do any sort of justice describing the amount of joy and gratitude I have felt the past few days. I guess stir them all together and multiply them by 100 and you're warm.

1. For starters, I found out after an ultrasound and later a biopsy that I don't have thyroid cancer
Holy f-ing shit balls!!!
Pardon my french-but I can't even believe I'm saying this-I can't believe I'm only 34 and have already had a scare with the dreaded C word!
NOTED, UNIVERSE...
 you have my full attention-take nothing for granted-not ONE SINGLE day-not ONE MOMENT-because you NEVER know what day will be your last-live life to the very fullest-GOT IT!!! I'm here and I'm listening, and I promise, I won't let you down!
more about this experience soon

2. Second, I reconciled/reconnected with a friend I was very close with before my pregnancy.

She saved me in a way (though she doesn't know it).
She put a lot of bright in my life and helped me believe in myself again after a really tough year and low point in my life. We were really close, shit happened, we had a falling out, and it hurt-bad.

After graduation, she moved, I had a baby, and then life happened and we completely lost touch.
After a recent reconciling and a few tears we met today for the first time in over 2 years.
Meeting with her and introducing her to Hudson was one of those harmonious, all is right with the world moments.After saying goodbye, that quote from Before Sunset came to mind, the one I understand more and more the older I get:

"I guess when you're young, you just believe there'll be many people with whom you'll connect with. Later in life, you realize it only happens a few times."

3. Last, but not least, I was offered that perfect design position in Boise!!! I'm finally moving home! No more lonely holidays, no more feeling so separate from the people I love the most in the world, no more searching or aimless wandering. Hudson will finally get to know his village! Almost exactly 7 years to the day I'll be driving back over the Blue Mountains-better dust off that John Denver c.d.!

2013-what a year you are proving to be!!! Cheers!