Thursday, October 25, 2012

Everyday is a new day

As of late, I have been feeling a bit off. Things have been tough in my world. I feel like I have lost my way a little and I am not motivated by the same things that I normally have been motivated by. My training for triathlon has gone the way of the dodo bird, I haven't written in ages... seems the things that make me happy are hard to find right now. 

Last night I heard one of my old fav's on the radio... "The River" by Garth Brooks. It brought me back to my early college years and all the triumphs and struggles I faced in Grande Prairie and Lethbridge and it made me realise that sometimes Life has different plans of us. If I had known what I was going to be doing 10 years after graduating, I would have taken a different path to get here. BUT, I would have missed some fun along the way. SO... as the great Garth says, "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tide"...

The River - Garth Brooks You know a dream is like a river
Ever changing as it flows 
And the dreamer's just the vessel
That must follow where it goes 
Trying to learn from what's behind you
And never knowing what's in store 
Makes each day a constant battle 
Just to stay between the shores. 

(chorus) 

And I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry 
Like a bird upon the wind 
These waters are my sky 
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try 
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry. 


Too many times we stand aside 
And let the waters slip away 
'Til what we put off 'til tomorrow
Has now become today 
So don't you sit upon the shoreline
And say you're satisfied 
Choose to chance the rapids 
And dare to dance the tide. 

And I will sail my vessel

'Til the river runs dry 
Like a bird upon the wind 
These waters are my sky 
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try 
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry.

And there's bound to be rough waters

And I know I'll take some falls 
But with the good Lord as my captain
I can make it through them all. 

Yes I will sail my vessel'

Til the river runs dry 
Like a bird upon the wind 
These waters are my sky 
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try 
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry.

Yes, I will sail my vessel

'Til the river runs dry 
'Til the river runs dry

So, I will try and pick myself up and dust off a little because we all stumble and fall, and I will continue to venture into the unknown and find out who I truly am and how I fit into this world. It is not the destination that makes us who we are, but the journey... and I am determined to enjoy the journey as much as I possibly can!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Derek and I are going to be recluses. We are going to hide away in a cabin in the mountains with no Internet, no television, no cell service. It is going to be us and the wilderness. We are going to get back to hiking and spending time talking and enjoying nature. It is going to feel good to get back to being one with nature and unplug from the world for a weekend.

The town that we are going to is a small town that my Dad was raised in for a number of years. I recall when I was a little girl many summers wandering its quiet streets waiting for my brother's hockey school to end for the day so I had someone to play with. I loved the little bakery on one of the corners and the convenient store that had an arcade in it's loft. Such sweet childhood memories of playing at the park and having a deer walk up to the slide I was going to go down. It is just so earthy and deliciously fresh. I can't wait. I will try and post some pictures of this beautifully quaint town upon our return to civilization! :)

Monday, October 01, 2012

Beautiful Fall

This weekend a great friend and I managed to get out to a farmers market in a small town. It was a beautiful day, 22 degrees Celsius and sunny. The leaves are just turning colour and are dotting the country side with magical colours. It smelled like fall! :) We spent the late morning and early afternoon wandering in the sunshine looking at the amazing food and crafts that were everywhere at the Farmers Market. I have forgotten how much I miss the lazy Saturday mornings at the farmers market. It used to be something I did every weekend... now I have to plan it. I guess that is one of the negatives of living in a city... less rural things to do. I guess that is just the country girl coming out in me. :)

Enjoy the seasons change, it is a magical time of year where the Earth prepares for winter and the changes that brings. :) This is my favourite season of them all! It reminds me of new adventures or settling in for something new, but mostly it reminds me of school. :)

A lovely quote for you all on yet another beautiful autumn day! "For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." - Edwin Way Teale.