Thursday, October 23, 2008

October is here!--Better late then never, Right?

Seriously where is this year going??? Wow time certainly does fly. So here we are in October 08 already. And what a month September was. Very Busy and Very Fun.
There were dinners and drinks with old and new friends. There were weddings, traditional and non traditional. There were hang overs that were soooo worth it. There were parties to celebrate engagements and feature films. There was Tiff. There was the Boobyball and its 7th year. Another successful party with another committee of amazing individuals. There was REAL life, love, laughter and fun happening!! It truly does not get any better then that does it?
And yes welcoming October on the 23rd of the month seems a wee bit ridiculous doesn't it?
So why not cover the greatness I have endured this fine October thus far. There was FINALLY real running again, there were crazy nights, hilarious dinners, group dance parties and solo ones, there were very satisfying days, there were revelations on life and love, there were good times but a few bad, there were heartbreaking moments and goodbyes that left me in tears, there were happy tears of love and friendship. Life is happening and October is allowing me to take it all in. I sat back at the end of September thinking-TG for October as life can slow down well not the case. October has been insanely busy thus far. I have a week left of October 08 and I am looking forward to a stagette, some parties, some dinners with an old lost friend whom I have found, there is planning for events to come, there are wrap ups and bottles of wine to be drank, there are runs to lead, and definitely some more living to be done! I cannot wait to end this awesome month of October on an especially high note! So welcome October but Thank you October!
V.

Reason, Season or Lifetime

You have all heard me say it over and over and over again the last while. It has been a tumultuous few months with many twists and turns and ups and downs. But I would not change any of it for the world. Because I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason and more importantly because my life has become much more rich and real because of the true friends I can finally feel and see. They say relationships of any kind are a two way street and I am a believer! Sometimes by giving a little--you get SO much more back. By opening your mind and heart and wearing your vulnerability on your sleeve, it creates comfort for others. It creates a line of communication that never existed before.
Over the past few months I have strengthened bonds, renewed bonds and created bonds. The people in my life are true and real. There is a love that exists that I never knew or could know without opening my heart. People have surprised me in so many ways. I count my lucky stars in each and everyday for the incredible people in my life that I am fortunate enough to call friends. Friends whom have dropped their own lives and situations to be at my beck and call when I needed them more then they could have even realized. Friends whom warmed my heart by making me explode with laughter or allowed me to weep dramatically at the most inappropriate times. At the end of the day they have shown me that there are many different types of friends in our lives.
I cannot help but think of the thought--Reasons, Seasons or a Lifetime.
I thought it only appropriate to share...

People always come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.

When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.


When someone is in your life for a REASON,

it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly.

They have come to assist you through a difficulty,

or to provide you with guidance and support,

to aid you physically, emotionally, or even spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend to you, and they are.

They are there for the reason you need them to be.


Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time,

this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.


Sometimes they die. Sometimes they just walk away.

Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.

The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.


When people come into your life for a SEASON,

it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.

They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.

They may teach you something you have never done.

They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.

Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall,

the season eventually ends.


LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;

those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.

Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway);

and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas in your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Friends are definitely the family we get to choose. And I am so very lucky to have been chosen by so many wonderous incredibly inspiring and loving people whom I am sooo advantageous to call my friends. Thank you to all of you!

V. xo

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happiness is a Journey, NOT a destination!

“For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. Happiness is a journey, not a destination.”
~Souza

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pre-living is for suckas

The last little while I have learned many many things about myself, about others and about life. One of those things is to not pre-live. I am not sure where this term came from or from what but it is a term in which I lead and live each day these days. Not Pre-living is the art of living in the right now. Pre-living is getting too far ahead of yourself and not enjoying what you have, what you are and where you are this particular moment. If we plan and get ahead of ourselves we put unneeded pressure on our hearts, our souls and our minds. To often we spend unnecessary time worrying about tmo evening or that meeting two weeks from now. It can go as far as worrying about what we will be doing next year, instead of enjoying what is right in front of us right now-like the people, the places, the conversations this particular moment. It takes so much energy to worry about where we will be or what we will be doing in the future and I believe we miss out on the moment we are in. Don't get me wrong, I am an organizer-a planner and I am not saying forgo being on the ball and planning for the future but I do believe that we need to savor and enjoy the moments we are in. Life is short. Things change and situations change that are out of control. So stop pre-living!! Pre-living is definitely for suckas.

V.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy 60th Daddyo!


Well this past weekend was a big deal. A big deal to my dad--he turned the big SIX ZERO.
It was lovely, my brother and I drove home and spent an evening with him, my mom, some neighbours and some old friends. There were lots of laughs, tons of drinkies and delish eats (would not and could not expect anything less when my mom is involved!!)
Though my Dad has dreaded this day I keep reminding him he is only as old as he thinks he is and that age is a matter of the mind. As long as you keep your heart open to living and learning you can remain young at heart. I believe my good old Daddyo is pretty young at heart. He still likes to have fun and laugh lots. I love my Dad so much and was so happy I could be there to help him ring in this momentous Birthday!
HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY DAD!!

V. xo

Monday, October 6, 2008

Music is what feelings sound like

Someone once said...Music is what feelings sound like...And I would have to agree.
As of late to bring up my energy at the office--I plug in. I launch my itunes, plug in my ear buds and rock out while firing off emails and getting work done. It has been an amazing new habit. Though my colleagues say that when I take the ear buds I tend to shout for the first 10 minutes...hahaha...I have found I am much more relaxed and much more light hearted. So let the music play...
Today my fave albums are:
COLDPLAY VIVA LA VIDA

As well as THE REPUBLIC TIGERS KEEP COLOR

Both albums are worth purchasing...Get listening friends I promise you will be feeling grrreat!!

V.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

HAPPY 7th B-DAY BOOBYBALL...Let's Rally Around 7!!

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To honour The Boobyball's 7th B-Day we are calling on all of our friends and supporters to take it a step further!!
Go to boobyballbday.org and see how you can help!!


Now that the Boobyball is a blur of excitement from the weekend passed, we’re calling on you and all of your friends to help us bring a little bit of luck and a whole lot of support to help in the fight against breast cancer.

And it’s as easy as 1,2,3...7 (wait, let us explain).

Seeing as it’s the 7th birthday of the Boobyball, we’ve conceived a simple plan.
We’re rallying around lucky number 7 to help bring some good fortune to women across Canada.

Just imagine if all the 850 people who attended this year's Boobyball donated seven dollars...and if each one of them got one friend to give seven dollars...that would be enough money to fund a critical breast cancer support program for an entire year.

And what if you approached your employer to match your $7, or better yet, the cumulative donation from all the friends of the Boobyball?

In recognition of our 7 years of fun and success, we’re asking you to forgo that Starbucks latte or scotch on the rocks for just one day and donate $7. Sound simple? It is.

Why not take it one step further and invite seven of your closest friends to join you on the mission to put a stop to breast cancer. Seven is a powerful number. Your $7 combined with another $7, combined with your best friend’s-sister’s-fiance’s $7 can quickly be used to help educate young women about breast cancer prevention and help pay for much needed screening equipment in remote areas that suffer from a lack of up-to-date technology.

For the next 7 days we will be driving this fight against breast cancer and pushing to reach a goal of raising over $7,777 for Rethink Breast Cancer’s unique programs. Each time you donate, you will be eligible to win one of 4 prizes valued at over $700 each!

Click and make this the easiest and most rewarding 7 dollars you’ve ever parted with...and thank you for your incredible support in our goal of making a difference in young breast cancer patients and survivors lives.

While we’ve come a long way and impacted countless lives thanks to all of your support but there’s still much to be done.

V.