Life’s a Journey

Tis the dawning of a new day… To say I’m thrilled to be working again is an understatement. It’s been 5 years since I was fired from 3 consecutive jobs in Victoria, BC which led me down a path of self-discovery and a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. A few years went by where I wasn’t […]

Birthday Beach

Yesterday was the time I turned 43 ☺. Twas a relaxing time, a simple one, shared with my love on the shore of Lake Ontario on a bench in the spot nearby where we had our first date 7 years ago. Perfect weather, not too hot not too cold, juuuuuuust right. I spent the day exactly as I wanted to, with my family. Close in not too wide, nuthin’ too fancy. Chocolate cake, my favorite to top it off. I still don’t feel “in my forties” whatever that’s supposed to feel like. Young is how I feel except when my body tells me otherwise, lol.

What a difference a year makes. A year ago I was still struggling with the depression aspect of Bipolar2 Disorder…couldn’t fathom having the energy or mind to work, getting out of bed was a success. Dressing, brushing my teeth, being present. Now here I am taking a pre-requisite course in Physiology and Anatomy for the Massage Therapy program at Sutherland-Chan AND working a part-time job…AND enjoying my life.

Grateful…blessed…humbled are words that come to mind.

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Our living room wall decorated by Steven & Lily

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Lily's Birthday message

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A Dad & daughter out for a stroll...

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Our spot

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Boardwalk

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Special is another word I feel.

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Birthday smile

Twas a lovely day.

Mid-Term Saturday. I’ll let you know how it goes. I feel satisfied with my studies and can’t wait to get at it!

Thank you for visiting. I know my posts have been few and far between of late as well as my visits to your pages. Maybe now that my nerves have settled in regards to my class I’ll feel more inspired to be creative and engaged here.

Sending you peace, love & light,
Julia

Happy Monday Everyone

I hope life is treating you all very well! A belated Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there ☺. Motherhood: best job there is.

Speaking of jobs, I have a new one! I’m serving part-time at a vegetarian restaurant downtown called Sadie’s Diner and Juice Bar. I love it! Feels so good to be working again after two years…gets me outta my neighborhood, I get some social time and some extra cash to boot ☺. I’m deeply grateful and feel so blessed to be where I’m at presently. A year ago I was incapable of even the simplest of daily tasks…look at me now. I’m taking a pre-admin Physiology course and working part-time. Biploar Disorder be damned! Lol

Tomorrow night we have our first quiz ☺. I feel really good about the material I’m learning.

Gotta take my girl to school and work another shift. Have yourselves a beautiful day!

Peace, love & light,
Julia
xxxx

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Me & my girl...October 2012

Massage Therapy

Well, I’ve decided to do it. I’m going for it. I’m going back to school this September to become a Registered Massage Therapist – weeeeeeeeee! I’m scared shitless lol. It’s been over 20 years since I’ve sat in a classroom. Crikey! This is what I really want to do…help others.

However the only thing standing in my way presently are the two prerequisite courses I must take which I do not have the money for. So I’ve started a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe in the hopes I can raise the total amount of $674 I need in the next 2 weeks as the first course begins May 5th.
Send me your prayers and kindly donate if you are so inclined and able. Any amount is helpful ☺ And I thank you from the bottom of my heart in advance.

Peace, love & light,
Julia

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Spring is in the air…

Currently 13C in our fair city (Toronto), birds are singing, I’m wearing my Spring jacket sans hat & gloves, bought a bunch of tulips and 2lbs of strawberries at our local market this morning for $7 – gotta love it! Haven’t caught the fever yet but it’s coming…

This is my first post in almost two weeks, very unusual for me. All I can say is I’ve been in a very quiet, calm space which is rather foreign after 3 years of emotional upheaval…yet feels perty good. I don’t recognize myself…is this the new me, beyond the throes of the highs & lows of Bipolar Disorder? I wonder…

I’ve been reading…hangin’ with my fam…looking into a Massage Therapy program – imagine me an RMT – haven’t picked up my camera at all. And I’m okay with that ☺

How are ye all gettin’ on in your sweet parts of the world?

Peace, love & light,
Julia