I have a few blog posts that need some attention -- like, the continuation of my Mr. Big story, and also, one of my favorite bloggers, International Woman of Mystery has tagged me! But, all of that is on hold because today is
Texas Independence Day and My Birthday!!
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You see, I was trying to be born on a special day.  My due date was actually Valentine's Day, but when MomE went to the doctor on Valentine's he took one look at her and laughed and told her to go home -- it wasn't happening anytime soon...come back on Leap Year (Feb 29th).  That's right, I was almost born on the Leap Year...but even though MomE was having a few light contractions, she didn't go into labor until March 1st and I was born on March 2nd -- Texas Independence Day. (If you're curious about this special day, you can find some info here)

My family has always joked that it is somehow appropriate, given how fiercely independent I actually am, but I like that my birthday is a state holiday...so if you're a state of Texas employee, enjoy your vacation today!

I actually spend my birthday the way most people spend their New Year -- with resolutions or as I call them, intentions.  Also, my birthday falls around the Lenten season, and while I'm not Catholic I like the idea of giving something up, or taking on a challenge. 

So, this year for my birthday Lenten-ish (since I'm starting it on my birthday which is kind of close to Lent) challenge: 40 Days of Yoga.  I've decided to do both meditative yoga at home (for the days I can't get to the classes) and then more challenging yoga in the classroom...I'll let you know how this all goes. 

My intention for my 35th year is Detox"Detoxification (detox for short) is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism," (wikipedia).  After having some seriously toxic experiences in 2010, I want 2011 to be toxin-free.  This includes my own responses to negativity as well, because I'm only toxic to myself when I don't handle the external negativity very well.  This goes further along with making sure I continue with my healthful eating habits, taking on daily exercise/meditation, and surrounding myself with positive people and experiences.

I had planned on a 9 am yoga class this morning, but since I've been up since 3 am (and it's now 4:40), I might either do the 10:30 am class or meditation at home.  Detox is also letting yourself sleep in if you've had insomnia :)

So, I hope YOUR Texas Independence Day, wherever you are in the world, is awesome!!
Carol
3/4/2011 10:58:56 am

A Belated Happy Birthday to you. I hope you enjoyed it.

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