Livin’ Life Up To Full Volume!

NEW BOOTS!
NEW BOOTS!

Happy Monday everyone! Can you believe that the weekend has come and gone already?! I sure can’t. I have been having quite the interesting month so far. I have been doing extensive testing at a Neurological Hospital in Montreal, Quebec (Canada!) I’m not sure if I ever mentioned but I’m a Canadian! Ok but that’s besides the point. This weekend I was able to live up life since I have been in the hospital for all these tests. It’s a great hospital, but I am not going to lie I was starting to wonder if I was ever going to see civilization ever again. Thankfully I have been discharged until the 29th, so I spent the past weekend exploring Montreal. It was fantastic!!! I have been to Montreal before, but only for ¬†short chunks at a time. Or, to spend time in the hospital. So, in the past mentioning Montreal has always evoked thoughts about going to the hospital. Nothing more exciting!

Well this weekend my Mom and I went shopping and I found these amazing vintage cowboy boots for 30 bucks! 30 BUCKS! ¬†What a steal! I also found a really cute second hand dress and this really cute bird pin that is made solely of feathers. I already plan on pinning it to a new hat that I have back home. In addition to shopping, I took a million photos. There are so many cool murals all around Montreal (well at least in the area I was) and I have a little digital camera that I can slip discretely in and out of my jacket pocket. It has re-vitalized my passion for photography. I have always been in to taking photos, but lost my camera for a little bit, but then wasn’t super inspired to take photos because I wasn’t seeing anything new. I was also so grateful to get out and about and stretch my legs as they have been mostly chilling in a hospital bed. With every step I took I heard them saying “Thank you Sita! Thank you for using us!”

VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100My medication has also been changed up a little bit by my doctors, and I am super pleased to say that I only had one seizure this entire weekend! That is impressive since I was so busy and active. Even though I am here in Montreal for medical reasons, it feels like a quasi-vacation, which is pretty fun!

Hope you had a great weekend! Love you lots! xox

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We Really Need to Be Nicer to Ourselves

67299-Too+late+love+quotesHey guys! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA, I’ve just been busy with other things.Last week I had a very deep and meaningful conversation with a friend who I haven’t seen in a year. This is a friend who contemplates the world, has a thirst for adventure and connections with new people. Since I have known him for 5 years, it was easy to dive back into conversation, just like old times. We know how to speak to each other on a vulnerable level, and we trust that all emotions are seen as simply that: emotions.

Our conversation slowly came to the topic of “we need to be nicer to ourselves”. It is so easy to get into a mode of self- deprecation, and that everyone else around us is stronger, smarter, and more pretty or handsome. We also noted that people don’t take the time to tell one another how much they appreciate, care and love them. Why waste your whole life never telling your friends and family what you love about them? It seems so pointless to wait to state a person’s wonderful qualities once they are gone, because they can no longer hear about the impact that they have had on the people in their lives.

So, true to that way of thinking, I told my friend how I so admired his spontaneity, adventure, and thirst for learning new things and meeting new people, despite the potential challenges. He also gave me sentiments of how he admired my strength and caring for other people. His words truly touched my heart.

The take away message from all this is quite simple: we need to tell our friends and family the qualities that we appreciate in them. In turn, we need to see our own strengths and be sure to add them to our inner self-dialogue. It sounds easy, but pick one quality you really love about yourself, such as “I am a good listener”. In addition to having positive reinforcements from your friends and family, you will have them from yourself-which is the most important of all.

Hope all of you are well!! Love you lots! xox