chosen family

Day 6

Day 6 was harder and WTH happened to my core strength! Belly fat is not my friend. Begone belly fat!

I’ve been thinking a lot about being grateful. Grateful that I get to fulfill a creative life. Grateful for my family, the family I created and friends. Grateful to live in Canada. Grateful to find the love of my life. I know I go on a lot about it and many of you are making the barfy sound right now, but I am grateful that Zed Dulac came into my life. He encourages and inspires me. He gets me and most of all he willingly goes along with my mad plans.

Who joined in today? What are you grateful for right now?

Ode to my choosen family!

“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” -Maya Maya Angelou

Ain’t it the truth! There is something about sharing love that makes you feel whole inside. It gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling that you never want to let go of. I’m fortunate to have a group of people in my life that I get to care for, spread the love to.  In life we have our family that we are born into (who I love and adore) and then there is the family we get to make. This post is about the latter.

Making a family can happen in different forms, different avenues.  Avenues such as children, marriage, cohabitation and many other traditional ways.  Or and in my case, a single woman creating a family from a rag-tag fugitive fleet.  Yes, yes, I’m quoting the original Battlestar Galactica and all kidding aside, we truly are a lovable band of misfits who belong together.  That’s right folks, I’m not really all that traditional in the sense that society feels is the standard.

I’ve been a loner for much of my life.  Content to come home to my dogs, write and socialize when cabin fever sets in.  In these last couple years something changed, shifted.  I evolved.  I shed my old skin and like the pieces of a favourite puzzle, I’m building a new foundation and my own non-traditional family.   I’m truly blessed to to have found these people.

Yes, it’s true, I’m being all warm and fuzzy here.  The last couple years have been this amazing journey for me. The people who have come into my life have changed it and me for the better.  My chosen family is a group of loving, talented and beautiful people and because of them and the love they give, I find I’m almost bursting at my seams and not from eating too much Halloween candy.

My point. Sometimes, I don’t feel I’m telling you all enough, how much I love and appreciate you.  I never want anyone to ever feel as if I’ve taken them for granted. I know what being on the other end of that is like.  It’s the shittiest feeling in the world.  I am grateful, but mostly I’m blessed.

Now, it’s show and tell time!!!

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(nb/  There may be a few people missing in the photo’s.  Am trying to find pics of us together 🙂 )