Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Gift to Myself

I made a promise to myself back in January for what I wanted 2014 to hold for me. In looking back at those now I think I've come a long way towards meeting those goals. Second on my list back then was to get my health back on track. I'm well on my way to that! I've gotten almost settled on a new medicine. I've been able to get more exercise and at last count I had lost 9 lbs (4 kilos). I'm feeling better, sleeping better, etc. As part of that goal I spent a good amount of time preparing a somber place just for me.

This room is far from fancy or extravagant....which is exactly what I wanted. I wanted something calm, clear and almost empty. The colors are cheerful and bright and tied together with my hand painted art on the wall. I put my crafty skills to work and painted these myself.

Ganesh Om Yoga Art

This room has everything I need to feel at peace. Plenty of light comes in, yet it's not so bright as to hurt my sensitive eyes. I can face my Om art or turn my back to it. I can sit with the sun in my face or to my back.

As simple as this room is, it took me some time to get this room ready. I first went through and scrubbed all the baseboards, the crevices in the window, etc. Not only did I want the room to be simple, I needed it to be sanitized since my immune system is naturally weak.

Even if I don't do anything but go in there and lay on the floor and feel myself breathe it's truly wonderful. This is the first time I've ever done anything like this for myself. Of course, other people are free to use the room, but I have a distinct claim on it.

I had also resolved to find a new job. I did that as well. Since I took the new job my stress level has dropped substantially. People even tell me they can see it.

In further working on my health, I'm also simplifying my life in other ways as well. I'm slowly phasing out things in my life that I don't need or that don't make me happy. I've gotten rid of a considerable amount of material possessions. They cloud my life and my way of thinking. They're just objects and they get in the way.

Overall I would say things are headed in the right direction for my life.


  1. I love the wall art! I think it is very important to have a space you can truly relax in. And I couldn't agree more on getting rid of clutter and extra belongings that serves no purpose, I do a purge regularly myself. We moved around so many times that the idea of lugging dead weight around becomes less and less appealing with each move :-)

  2. Yeah I purge fairly often too but this time I'm going even further. Life is much happier without all of the trendy things to get in our way. I just got rid of my smartphone today and it feels fantastic.

  3. There are guys who can see through your lies and illogical arguments for all guys are not brainless, cruel, selfish and unloving sons &/brothers are you would wish them to be.

    1. You're right. Not all men are brainless idiots like you. You clearly haven't read my blog and your comments are ridiculous. I deleted the last ones that you copied and pasted on my blog and others. You're so stupid you can't even articulate a comment that is suitable for the blog or post you're trying to add your name to. Grow up and act like a man, not some sniveling child who wants to rant on ever white girl's blog he can find just to act like he's worth something, which clearly you are not since you seem to have so much free time to copy and paste your idiotic comments on multiple blogs.

    2. I don't rant on every 'white' girl's blog. Are you crazy for there are many Indian who have a very fair complexion.
      What is your definition of a grown up man - seriously, it is someone who blindly sides with his jealous wife/girlfriend and joins her in unfairly accusing his innocent mother/parents/siblings.

      So, you obviously call that idiotic because that goes against the very grain you are made up of.

      Just shut up, you deleted them because you were intimidated by my logical arguments nor could you fathom the fact that there can be guys who refuse to be wicked and selfish and unloving to their innocent parents & siblings

      Don't turn this into some racist rant, you are better than this.

      BE HUMAN.

    3. You moron. I told you once, you didn't bother to read my blog before commenting. I have a damn good relationship with my MIL. I pick out the beautiful suits so I can see her gorgeous smile when she sees it and gets compliments on it. There's no jealousy here. I don't push my husband to take sides because he doesn't need to. You do not intimidate me, I deleted your other comments because they were a copy paste job and you know it, I know it, Cynthia knows it and so do all the other bloggers.

      How about you try being human, get you one of those popular Salman Khan shirts and all that.

  4. APPI looks like you got yourself the same winner, I am saving our brain dead friend time, I message you what is likely going to be his next comment to you, I'm all for spreading cheer...funny he calls it hatred. but then if he knew how to read, he would not post his comments on irrelevant posts. I left this comment of his for the reason that he claims to speak for all decent men. It was my duty to show all my dec nt men readers that his kind are the one giving them a bad name :-)

  5. @ AmericanPUNJABAN

    I have read your comments & write-ups and though they might receive a standing applause from some like-minded cruel and mean people (no, I won't call them dimwits, for they atleast are innocent)

    'Grow up and act like a man' - Save this stupid remark for some other day and some other guy who is weak enough to be influenced and embarrassed by that oft-abused male-shaming tactic of yours.

    Had a disillusioned & selfish man approached your blog, cribbing, complaining & hurling profanities (wow, with the latter being an icing on the cake) at his mother, father and siblings, no matter how innocent they would have been, would have found a ready echo in your heart and his remarks would have endeared to you.

    No, I definitely don't want to be 'decent' man as per your standards because from where I am, I can see them lie deep down in the mire of hatred, deception & manipulation. I can't bring myself to stoop so low. ;)

    1. Yet another comment that shows you don't read my blog. I have written many times that no woman should ever marry a man who doesn't love and respect his mother. Don't bother leaving any more uneducated comments on my blog. I don't have the time nor desire to be bothered by you.

    2. APPI he is a loser who think that the entire feminine gent is against him simply because his sorry ass personality repels anybody that is not his mother. he has such a pathetic life that he was this weekend reading and commenting on blogs from what looks like his office. a fresher who knows shit about life and has suddenly decided to be the spoke person of every men out there. Not even realising that he is what real men are infuriated about and want to kick to the curb.

  6. It's great that you have a room where you can relax and do yoga.

  7. I love the idea of simplifying and making your space your own. Good for you!

  8. I wish I could simplify like that. With two girls leaving their stuff everywhere all the time it is next to impossible.