25 Random Things Feb 09

Just going to sit here and see what 25 things come to mind:)

1. I LOVE the ocean!
2. Learning to surf has been the most difficult and most rewarding sport I’ve taken up recently, oh maybe Golf runs a close 2nd, sailing soon so who knows where that’s going to fit in the pecking order.
3. I finally feel like I am Thriving, about 6 years ago I read an article that said “are you thriving or are you surviving” it almost jumped out at me and I had no idea for a long time what I was doing other than moving at the speed of light!
4. Portugal has been an amazing place to slow down, meet inspiring people and live IN nature!
5. Sharing stories, ideas, goals, passions all inspire me.
6. Connecting people also blows my hair back, ALLOT!
7. I’m often thankful for the life I had in SA, feel I learnt allot of valuable skills growing up on a farm!
8. Recently I became aware of how much horses helped me as a child and plan to learn more about how I can incorporate this element as another service.
9. The Month of March will be spent in the US, connecting with people that are inspired by their own lives! I’ve missed America more than I thought I would.
10. Making a documentary based on 10 people that were sexually abused by a family member and are thriving today is a dream I’m feeling come alive now:) and I have 4 people out of the 10 in mind!
11. I love cheese sandwiches on good bread!
12. Australia for Christmas this year.
13. I feel deeply blessed with the connections I have to my friends, some I’ve known a short time and some almost my whole life. Old school friends still ROCK my world!
14. Being creative is very important to my well being.
15. Riding my bike to Guincio and hanging out on that magical beach makes everything OK!
16. Hosting dinner parties and cooking – one of my favorite ways to spend time!
17. Fav. Quote of the moment: “It’s far better to follow your own path imperfectly than to follow another’s perfectly” – Bhagavad Gitta
18. OH and another:) “SMILE, BREATH and GO SLOW” – Zen Habits actually that’s one of my Mantra’s.
19. Living without music might just be impossible for me?
20. The smell of rain, especially in Africa moves me deep inside (thanks Mich for reminding me of this true pleasure)
21. Staying Authentic and awake, then not beating myself up when I don’t……………now that’s a consistent goal! The paradox’s of life fascinate me!
22. Playing with children makes me happy. Adopting a child is constantly on my mind as is adopting a dog:)
23. I’m attracted to forward thinking minds.
24. Yoga lead and continues to lead me to me. The fact that I can share it now, WOW.
25. My life is an adventure and its been FANTASTIC so far:)


3 thoughts on “25 Random Things Feb 09

  1. Amiga Tanya,

    Os meus parabéns pelo blogue que reflecte bem a tua forma única e contagiante de estares na vida. Perdoa expressar-me em português mas julgo que tal me permite exprimir melhor o sentimento de satisfação e contentamento em ver-te crescer e florescer, também em terras lusas. Continua assim!
    Deixo-te ainda um poema que capta um pouco da tua (nossa) perspectiva sobre o que significa viajar pela vida…



    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth

    Then took the other as just as fair
    And having perhaps the better claim
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear
    Though as for that, the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet, knowing how way leads onto way
    I doubted if I should ever come back

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence
    Two roads diverged in a wood
    And I took the one less traveled by
    And that has made all the difference

    Robert Frost

  2. My Dear and beloved niece Tanya,
    I am happy you’re coming back to us soon and in “The Linha”, we share the same feelings for the sun and sea, amongst others, now that I have red your blog. Congratulations! I loved it all.
    What a great path you have achieved so far.
    I wish you all the best and I love you so much.
    I just wish you could read in Portuguese I would have preferred to write to you in my mother language.
    Suggestion: try to learn your first laguage…. as another goal for 2000?????
    Anxious to read more soon.

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