Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
It took alot of glue to hold it together and I had to run to the bathroom today several times to wipe the tears away...
Damn. I wish I had a normal life. Whatever the "f" that means....
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
7:30am - Woke up and rushed to class for the 8.30am early class...
12:05pm - Lunch meeting for a class project
5:05pm - Got home from class, checked email + ate breakfast/lunch /dinner in one meal. PB + J Sandwiches.
6:00pm - Went to take a nap
6:23pm - Telephone Rang - answered it - wrong number.
6:25pm - Start doing homework.
8:30pm - Meet the Pants for a neighbourhood pint and catch up. I LOVE THIS MAN!
9:45pm - Return home, start working on Nepal Trip.
10:45pm - Nepal phone meeting starts
11:.30pm - Nepal meeting over. Continue Homework.
4:00am - Finish Homework. Sleep.
7:45am - Wake up head to school and do it all over again.
This is going to be my life for the next 2-3 months but with the a little more dab of India, a sprinkle of Trinidad and a complete mental breakdown from school.
BEST NEWS OF THE DAY!
My mate just got a shout out on Perez Hilton - how exciting!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Every Monday night since Sept [well minus that crazy Xmas break] I've meet with "my kid". Each time we've meet - we continue to talk about life, spirituality, travelling etc. Last week he pointed out that we meet for 14 Mondays in a row last year.
I didn't know I had it in me.
But seriously - mentoring kicks ass. I started mentoring "the kid" about 6 years ago a camp and we have had some really awesome moments in the past couple off years off and on. Most of the off times have happened when I leave the country.
We've travelled to Trinidad, India and so on...and now he's not a "kid" anymore but a man. So this year every single time we've meet - I feel blessed beyond words.
Last week we went to a pub to catch up after the long Xmas break and I almost started to cry. Like intensely cry - "my kid" is awesome! Their is an honest and earnest look about this man that I just plainly love. And now he's grown up completely to be a young intelligent man that any man would love to be.
When I got home last week I started to cry while meditating for him and now I am crying while typing this...Does he even need me anymore? Why does "this kid - now man" really want to spend time with me? So many questions…
I feel like we are kicking both of our asses right now in the quest "to being better saints" and so therefore tomorrow nite the quest continues...
Really excited and blessed.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Abe super congrats for the nomination and I hope you kick ass - on and off cyberspace!!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
I have been staying up and chatting with family and friends + the CWY youth reunion was crazy.
My brain feels dead and my body feels like a zombie...
With an 8.30am class tomorrow this is going to hurt...
The best way to describe the pain audible is too listen to the first 12 secs on this song...
BTW>> Justice kicks ass...
Saturday, January 05, 2008
I apologize for the lack of text, email and phone response in the last 5 days...
My participants arrived from all across Canada and I have spent the last couple days hanging out with them and catching up on old times... it's weird when you spend 6 months with these cool youth and you get to see them 2 1/2 years later. One girl I hired last summer for the India trip - and so our freedomize reunion starts tomorrow....
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
I spent my morning trying to figure out Canada Revenue Agency regulations for my summer contract trip to Nepal.
Later I went to meet my participants from a Youth Exchange Program I did over 2 1/2 years. These loveable folks travelled from all across Canada to spend New Years TOGETHER in Toronto!! It's sooooo weird because most teams I know don't really do this...and its strange to think that even though I was there Canadian Supervisor for 6 months they really still LIKE me :>
Today I am sitting a friends place with some of my very cool Toronto peeps watching HD DVD movies - in an actually private movie theatre room, american football, discussing politics, drinking patron, cooking food and relaxing. It's the 2nd year New Years Day tradition at "the mansion"...
Tomorrow we will be creating a Sri Lankan dinner with those crazy participants and I am excited to try the food again.
It took me years to maintain this balance and I feel blessed with peace and grace.