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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Happy birthday to me

Yup another year gone..... and I'm the lightest I've been in years on my birthday ... light of both Mind and body.

My 34th is going to be a good one i can tell :)
My Family
Surprise family picnic that mum arranged for me :)
Mums home made Gluten free cupcakes :)
Some of my beautiful cards.
My Work "girls" took me out for lunch

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Saving my life... & a funny thing happened on the way to work....

With only a few days till my birthday and a few KG's off hitting -60kg loss, i decided it was time to get cracking on my -50kg loss present to myself!

I've been planning this gift to myself for a while now, but for those of you who read my blog, you'll know my "mantra" is  - "saving my life"   Ive blogged it, and Vloged it, and i stand by it daily... so what better a reminder of the transformation I'm going through that a daily reminder on my wrist of what it is I'm doing ....

So off i went to North Shore ink in Waitara. I was nervous and excited all at once! My beautiful friend Jess came with me 8 1/2 months pregnant!
I met with Lee he sketched my tattoo , and after some careful placements off we went.....

We all love a good "before" photo :)
Let the fun begin!
Almost Done
Beautiful pain
It wasn't till Lee had nearly finished, that i noticed under his collar a chest tattoo. It said "tattooing saved my life".  We chatted about the significance to him for this tattoo, and how we both appreciated the ink we now wore.
He had a bad childhood and was on the wrong side of life, so to speak. There was no career direction for him, and one day a friend said to him; "What are you going to do with your life?" He could only reply- "Just keep drinking and drugging till i die". His friend offered him a job in Tattooing and Lee never looked back.

As i sat in the chair with a tear rolling down my face it reminded me just how short and precious life can be. Sometimes we are offered a suggested hand in life, but ultimately it's up to us to accept the offer/suggestion. Weather it's weight loss, career change- the theory is relevant to so many different aspects of life. For Lee had he not of accepted the offer-who knows where he could of been now! The good news is he did, and every day he's saving his own life through a passion of art.

I couldn't of wished for a better tattooist!

The Finished Product
So a funny thing happened on the way to work this Tattoo-ing day .... to explain i need to go back a few years- before my transformation.

From the age of 7 I've been a singer - stage mostly, some T.V and outdoor performances. About 4 years ago i stopped singing, not even in the shower, sometimes in the car but not much.
I've also started learning a lot from an amazing woman - Emazon.  she's taught me how to listen to myself, my greater mind, to seek the paths in life that I want, and not to follow the paths that the outside world potentials "made" me go on. The greater-mind only understands 2 things...  Love & Freedom. Emma's explanation of freedom is to have your wings full spread, soaring across the sky.... when we deny our greater-mind our wigs a re tight closed, and blocked from being wide open.

So I'm driving along the freeway towards Sydney on a clear blue day, music was pumping , i felt so happy- and all i wanted to do was SING!!  I turned off the radio and turned my voice recorder on my Iphone, and sung all my favorite songs that hadn't passed my lips in years! I remember leaning forward and looking at the sky with not a wisp of cloud..... until there was.

It was a pair of perfect spread wings! So defined and big and glorious and it was there just for me. Immediately i knew that having the music back in my voice was right for me. My greater-mind was having a party in my body and i was loving every second!
Feeling the Music

So when i went to get my wrist tattoo, it was only natural that i got this too!

I'm completely deaf in my left ear-  so for me this tattoo is also about the fact i may not hear the music, but i will always feel it.
A week after

A month later & all healed

Monday, April 8, 2013

Week 8 -My 4th round.... Video Log

On my walk this evening i thought i'd do a Vlog- it's been 3 rounds since i did one! 
it's a bit dodgy... but you get the idea :)


Learning to live in my bubble ...

I wrote this on Facebook last night, decided to post it here so I never forget ❤