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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fifty Three


Tomorrow, September 23rd, I will be fifty three. Last year on the day before my birthday I was having serious pity party, for some reason. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, and I felt really sorry for those around me, because they got to suffer through it with me. Today, one year later, I feel so different. To borrow from the Eagles, I have a "peaceful easy feeling", haha! I feel really good, I am more healthy, I am calmer and I have a very clear mind, although I am still wandering aimlessly trying to figure out what if anything I want to do with clay and craft in general. Right now its all about feeling good about my physical and mental state.

On Friday, I had my weekly weigh in at Weight Watchers. I was up one pound. I expected that. I went into some serious post Tyler comfort food eating, Budweiser and Mac and Cheese, uh huh! Quite a bit of it. Friday, getting on the scale at the meeting got me back on track, that's why I go to these meetings. They get me focused on my goals. So when I got home I sat down for a minute, alone in the house. I ate a good lunch and I put on my walking shoes. I loaded up my backpack with ten pounds and headed out the door. Just as I stepped out, a light rain started to fall. Great! I thought about going back in and having a warm cup of tea, but instead I grabbed my raincoat and went for my four miles anyway. It was a gentle rain, it was warm, and it was beautiful. I had a long chat with myself as the rain fell and I splashed through the standing water on the road. It felt good walking in the rain, it felt good to do something healthy for my body and my mind. I still have ten pounds to go, but I have the tools to make this happen and it will, with time and determination.

Wesley is home this weekend for my birthday. Today we went for the four miles together, it felt so great to have her by my side. She is out shopping with her dad now, and I just finished some yoga and lunch out on the porch. I am so happy to be alive these days. The sky is blue, the weather cool, the days are beautiful and I have this amazing family. There is no reason for a pity party today!
It's a good day to be alive!

19 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

Sounds like you are all set for a happy birthday, and beyond.Enjoy.

oldgreymare said...

An early Happy Birthday wish to you Tracey <3
You've got it all - embrace it, and the rest will follow..

littlemancat said...

Happy Birthday, enjoy it and your continuing journey.
Mary

smartcat said...

The happiest of days to you. How terrific that Wesley can spend it with you.
I hope you don't worry too much about what you will do with clay or your life. Something will slip in through a door or window at some point and there you will be!

Mr. Young said...

Happy Birthday! It's the23rd here, so I get to be the first to give you Birthday greetings ON your special day! Don't worry Tracy, like me, you will figure out what you want to be when you grow up!

Sandy miller said...

Happy Birthday! You got me walking again :) 3 miles in a misty rain today, thanks!

cookingwithgas said...

Funny how life can turn on a dime. Nothing but dark skies and next thing you know it is all blue sky and rainbows.
Happy birthday Tracey.
It is going to be a year for good things.
Now go take a bite out of life.

Trish said...

Happppy Birthday, Tracey!! 53 is a good number!! Enjoy the day, the year, the life!.. Cheers. T.

handstories said...

I can feel the joy in you. happy happy to you!

Amy said...

so glad that our birthdays are only a couple days away. hope to finally meet you sometime this next 'year'. all the best!

JUDI TAVILL said...

Happy happy Tracey!
You are my inspiration!!!!

Michèle Hastings said...

hippy happy birthday... you have lots to celebrate!

Sleeping Village Pottery said...

Happy birthday Tracey!

Lori Buff said...

Happy birthday. Don't you find something cleansing about walking in the rain?

Susan Wells said...

Happy Birthday today Tracey!!! And thanks for continuing to share your creations and art with us! Oh Boy!!

just jody said...

Happy Birthday Tracey! I hope you have a wonderful day. As Corita Kent said..."Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed." I think we too often feel the need to accomplish great things instead of just "being" and enjoying life. Give yourself permission to just.....BE.

Kathy Catlin said...

Happy Day! 53 has been good for me, sounds like it's going to be good for you too :)

Tracey Broome said...

Thank you thank you EVEryOne!!!
Xoxoxoxoxo

Vicki said...

I'm back online and SO SORRY to have missed wishing you Happy Birthday ON your birthday!
So nice to read your words - you're in a good place, pretty lady :)
Belated birthday wishes xx