Happy Hallo…whaaaa?

Published October 31, 2014 by Iva


It’s October 31st today. Halloween. When I woke up this morning, this is what it looked like outside. Yup. Happy Halloween.

Those who know me know that I absolutely positively without a single solitary doubt hate winter. Mm hmm. Hate. And I really don’t like to use the word hate because it comes with so much negative emotion and anger, if you will. It’s a really yukky word and I rarely use it. Actually the only time I use it is when I’m talking about winter.

I knew it was coming. The weather man announced it all day yesterday. It was blasted on the radio, TV, the internet. Yes, we knew it was coming. Winter lovers all over Northern Ontario were having orgasms. Snow was coming and lots of it. 10-15 cms, though it may actually be more.

I was cringing and bracing myself for this freak storm that was headed our way. I was full of anxiety. How am I going to be able to handle this?

I woke up this morning and looked out the window and saw it. Lots of it.

And smiled. And giggled.

My reaction caught me off guard. Whoa, Iva, was that a smile? Did you actually even giggle a little too? What’s up with that?

I choose to be happy first thing in the morning. As soon as I open my eyes each and every day I say “thank you for another day and thank you for all the awesome things that are going to come my way today”. Yup, I do that every single day. Before I drag my sorry ass outta bed. So before I even opened the blinds, I was already happy. This may have been my saving grace this morning.

I knew there would be snow on the ground when I opened my blinds.  But,for once, it didn’t turn me into a crazed lunatic spewing hateful shit. Finally, I think I’ve got a grip on this attitude of thankfulness and because of this, I can handle whatever comes my way. Even winter.

I have to admit, it’s really kinda pretty. As much as I’d rather see green leaves and flowers everywhere, this white blanket is quite lovely. I know it’s cold out there right now, but it’s not -40 so I can handle that.

Put on a smile each and every morning, state your happy intentions before you get out of bed and you’ll see how much easier it will be to go through your day, and life, smiling and with a positive attitude.

Snowball fight anyone?

Peace and Love

Iva ♥

A new day, a new me.

Published October 29, 2014 by Iva


When exactly does that moment come where you realize it’s time to change things?  Shake your life up a bit. When you finally realize things just aren’t working for you anymore and something has got to change. You know, that moment.

You wake up groaning and miserable, throw the alarm clock against the far wall, mutter one or two expletive words and drag your sorry ass out of bed for another day of frustration and angst. And it’s not even Monday.

What a shitty way to start the day.

I’m not exactly sure when I had that a-ha moment. Don’t really know if it was one of those *slap me in the face and wake the hell up*  things or if it was just that constant nagging and tugging in my soul that finally woke me up. Either way, I woke up. Finally. And I’m so glad I did.

It’s Wednesday afternoon, 2:00, and I’m in my tweety bird jammies writing this blog and, if I might add, happier than a pig in poop. Yup, I sure am.

Why? Because I decided to take life by storm and live it my way, do the things that I want to do, and reach goals I once thought impossible.

Why? Because I looked fear straight in the face and yelled “Piss off!!”  Was it easy? Nope! Is it easy now? Nope again. But you know what? I just don’t have time for fear anymore. Plain and simple. I got a friggin fantastic life to live and I just don’t have time for crap anymore. Period.

I got tired of wondering “what if” and “how can I do this” and “who will I turn to for help” and a million other fear based questions that swirled around in my head day in and day out. I just………….got……….so………..tired……of ….this….bullshit!! Because that’s all it is.

I sit pretty at 52 years old and when I hear someone say “Ya, I’m getting old, I mean, I’m already in my 50’s so it’s too late to do anything now”, well when I hear that I just want to scream (and slap them but I refrain). Turning 50 might have been the wake up call for me. I’m still not really sure but what I do know is that I got a whole lotta life left in me and all the things I didn’t get accomplished sooner, well by geezus, I still have lots of time to get it done.

Don’t let age get in your way. There are people in their 70’s and 80’s running their first marathons. People in their 60’s going back to university to get that degree they wish they got in their 20’s.

Nope. It’s never too late. If you’re using age as an excuse, you’re letting fear take control of your life. Flick fear away. It’s time for you to live the life of your dreams.

Man, I love this life ♥


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