Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015- Eat, Pray, Love ?!

so..it's 2015..and what have you done?
I have done pretty much everything I wanted . It's been a year full of everything and I'm looking forward to enjoying the next one. Checking through my latest posts I couldn't help but notice that the blog is becoming more and more "ME" centered, although it started as a "KIDS" centered blog. Am I becoming selfish, self-centered or I'm going through a phase that puts me  back on the driving seat  ?! 
One of the things I loved last year was the fact that in spite of the heavy schedule, I still found time to read. The last few years were a bit dry on that aspect, but I'm catching up really fast. As a matter of fact every now and then I'm spoiling myself with a walk to the bookstore and...oh boy, I never leave empty handed .
The last one was  "Eat, Love , Pray " . I also started watching the movie. In my goodreads group someone asked a question " has this book changed your life?" I answered to myself "definitely not.But it did give me a new perspective on life, love, spirituality." Most people rated it as a mediocre book.I couldn't disagree although up to a certain  point it answered some of my questions and surprised me with some of the insights.
Here's one of the things that I loved the most. We all have this idea that a soul mate is someone that completes us, someone that is meant only for us,someone who fits the equation perfectly. Apparently it's not and it stroke me how much sense it makes and how silly of me to not have thought of it until now. It is after all obvious.
After this book I jumped to "Gabriel's Inferno" :P :P What the heck was I thinking? I think a part of me has always been regretting not giving "50 shades of Grey" any chance and decided to try something that it supposed to fall in the same category. Although people rated the book as pretty good ?!!! I'm a bit disappointed.But I must finish it, or at least read enough until I get what the fuss is all about  :D

Monday, November 24, 2014

She let go...

I came across this poem today...why today? because when something feels right the whole universe conspires and things...just miraculously happen....It's always been my motto "if it feels right, do it....the chances are it is going to be the right decision "(Me )

She let go

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go
She let go of the fear.
She let go of the judgements.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the "right "reasons.
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she let go.

She didn't ask anyone for advice.
She didn't read a book on how to let go.
She didn't search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all the memories that held her back.
She let go of all the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn't promise to let go.
She didn't journal about it.
She didn't write the projected date in her Day-Timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the newspaper.
She didn't check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.

She didn't analyze whether she should let go.
She didn't call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn't do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn't call the prayer line.
She didn't utter one word.
She just let go.

No one was around when it happened.
There were no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from tree, she just let go.

There was no effort.
There was no struggle.
It wasn't good and it wasn't bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her.
And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.

                                                       Safire Rose

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Girls Who Read

" See, some guys prefer asses. Some prefer tits. And I'm not saying that I don't like those bits. But what's more important, what supersedes , for me, is a girl with passion, wit, and dreams....So I want a girl who reads" . There are people out there ( and I met a few) who think these girls are "species" under extinction...there are some guys out there ( and I happen to have met a few) who just love to tease...but I believe, whether you like to admit it or not, you all like and want a girl who reads :P 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Summertime, summertime

A long due article I found saved as draft..Summer is gone but the memories are not.
After being away from my blog for too long, I think it's safe to say that I've been missing it. So many memories , so many wonderful moments that I haven't written about, feeling guilty that they would be lost forever.And now that I'm here I don't know what to start with...should I start with our milestones? our psychological issues and counselling, trips and road trips, new hobbies? Can't decide...
The thing that comes to my mind and it's probably the easiest to talk about is our first free camping with the kids. As newly weds we used to sleep on  empty beaches every summer...with some friends, some guitars and beer, we didn't seem to mind sleeping with the mosquitoes on a sleeping bag, under the summer sky.
We were talking about trying it last summer, but for some reason it never happened. Last week we loaded our car and left without thinking too much about it...some food, towels, mosquito repellent, clothes, water, and we arrived at the beach just in time for dinner...the weather was perfect...although in Athens the heat reached 43 degrees , for us it was paradise..maybe a little chilly, but nobody was complaining. The kids took the little tent, we decided to sleep on the sleeping bag...the music of the waves lullaby-ing  all night long. It was not the most comfortable thing in the world, but it was the peace and quiet that made it special.Far away from the city, finally after months and months of working without a break, it was a well deserved treat. Of course I would wake up every 2 hours, until the break of dawn. As everybody else was fast asleep, I thought it would be so great to spend some time alone, so I took my stuff and enjoyed my yoga session, meditation and recharging my body and spirit.It was great.

We spent the rest of the day playing football, talking about stars and childhood memories, sunbathing and swimming...we played a funny game that somehow was invented on the spot..singing the A,B,C song while dad from the car would interfere with the singing  with a funny voice, so that everybody would burst out laughing..."again!" "again!" "again!"...we played this game until it was no longer funny ...