Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I Changed My Mind!

After deciding to ditch my 50 Before 50 list, I was feeling a little guilty. The cool thing about my blog is, it is like a public diary, a place to share my thoughts for the moment. Then I get comments, and it helps me reflect.  I am not a person to quit what I started. So, as in womanly fashion, I have changed my mind. The 50 Before 50 list is back on, but I will revise it to fit my motto.  

My motto is, pretty much live simple and enjoy life. For me "Enjoy Life" means doing the things that make me happy and don't feel like a chore. 

This past week I was able to check two items off my list -- donate blood for the first time. This was a really great experience. I donated to the Children's Hospital, which means my blood will help 3 to 4 kids with cancer. 

The other item was to get my 4th tattoo. Getting a tattoo is very cathartic for me. The pain, which is bearable, is like a release of negative emotions. 

This 4th tattoo is of gladiolus, my birth flower, and three butterflies. The three butterflies signify three moments in time that altered my most recent life's path. One small moment in time can change the direction of your life. For me it is about embracing the little moments. 

So time to re-visit my list -- revise and edit. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Remember this is not a bucket list, I all ready have one of those. This list is about trying things I haven't tried or done before that are simple. 

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