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Turning 27 Tomorrow!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hello everyone,

At mass today I lit a candle and silently prayed thanking God for blessing me with continued good health and another year of life. On October 11, 1983 I was born on a very isolated Native American reservation in Montana, coloured blue from asphyxiation at birth I was 3 months premature weighing only 3 pounds, 6 ounces. The sufficoation of my delivery has left me with tight ankle tendons and a slightly awkward gait. I cursed this as a child and adolescent but realise now as an adult and a Special Education teacher the angle of empathy I have been given because of my unique birth.

I remember crying when I turned 25 years old because I was officially in my 'mid-twenties!' Tomorrow (Wellllllllll ok since I live in Australia but was born in Montana USA maybe early Tuesday morning hehe!) I'll turn 27 which I reckon is just skidding my way straight to 30! What's interesting this year, at least physically, and God willing soon emotionally, I feel SO MUCH better than I ever have. I weigh less now that I did in middle school. I freely workout, do yoga, bellydance, go clubbing, swim in a body that isn't perfect but is lovely-feminine and most importantly healthy!

There's a popular saying that 'health is wealth' and this year as I continue to workout everyday and actually see the results on the scale (in the past this wasn't the case) I couldn't agree with this old adage more. I think of this saying almost on a daily basis and repeat it like a manta in my moments of laziness or weaning motivation.

Many of us have specific reasons for wanting to live healthier lives which we use to bolster ourselves up---I have these too but when it comes down to it my motivation lies in that I CAN get up and move I AM alive with a functional, healthy body. ...And what a gift that is in itself.


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PS: Ouch waaaaaaaaaaay too many calories this weekend at my birthday party and a whole bunch of food I don't eat on a regular basis like cake, pizza and brownies. Yet the beauty of this is I know tomorrow is another day and I'll definately be back at the gym!
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    Happy Birthday! Hava a great year!
    3464 days ago
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    Happy birthday Samantha! Your post made me think about how we sometimes wish for something else (i.e., straight hair instead of curly, being naturally thin instead of really having to work at it, etc.) We need to learn to be satisfied with the gifts we were given -- and like you've learned -- use them for the positive. Thanks for helping me remember that!

    May you have many, many more anniversaries of your birth, and may they all find you as happy and healthy as you are today.
    3464 days ago
    Hi Sam, I posted on your page before I read your post. You look fabulous. It is truly a blessing to be able to say and mean "not just getting older but getting better" My "baby" just turned 35 on the 29th.... want to know what makes me? Old... but feeling younger than I have in years. Happy AU Birthday in a couple hours. Kath
    3465 days ago
    Samantha you are an inspiration, to us all. What you went through and where you have arrived and still traveling. May your life stay healthy for many a long time. Don't feel too bad about turning 27, I will be turning 63 in January

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    Sandra xx
    3465 days ago
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