Random Thoughts: The Edge

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My random thoughts in response to Aroused’s Friday Foto Fun question on what The Edge looks like to me. I liked the blog because it got me thinking…and here’s what I think:

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Me on the Edge of a view deck at Sagada, overlooking the Echo Valley.

When I think of the word EDGE, the first thing that comes to my mind is END. But as I delve on the word more, I remember it can also mean a point of something new: a new territory, a new beginning. Sort of like The Beatles’ song “Hello, Goodbye”.

“I say high, you say low. You say why, I say I don’t know…You say goodbye and I say hello”

You see, I’ve come to a point a couple of years ago where I had a 180 degree shift in priorities and started to see life in a different light. Maybe it’s midlife crisis, or maybe it’s a result of a harrowing experience. Anyway, ‘the edge’ for me did not happen overnight – it took weeks of contemplating and assessing the pros and cons of decisions I would make. I asked what my purpose was and what really makes me happy. I figured I didn’t need all the riches in the world and what I have is enough. I prayed for guidance and for me to have the courage to take that first step to get out of my comfort zone and try something new.

And so here I am now, treating each day as a new opportunity to appreciate, to learn, to explore, to one way or another touch someone else’s life or make a difference to someone, somewhere. Hopefully.

Share Your World – 10.09.18

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I just came across sparcsfromacombustiblemind‘s page and found the Share Your World questions fun!

Here are the questions and my answers:

Q: Do you prefer Apple (‘I’ products) or Android for your technology ‘fix’?

Me: I’ve had an iPhone user for as long as I can remember so I’d prefer to continue using it, simply because I’m more familiar with its features. I had an Android phone for work and I remember asking my peers all the time how to do what with it.

Q: What’s something on your personal bucket list?

Me: I’ve been saving for years to be able to go to Kenya to see the orphan elephants up close and personal in the DSWT sanctuary.

Q: What would you name your boat if you have one? The Unsinkable 3? The Please Don’t Sink? Your choice! Also, what would it look like? Do you want a motor yacht, a sailboat, or perhaps a dinghy?

Me: Never in my wildest dreams have I thought of getting a boat. But for the sake of this Q&A, I’d imagine it to be a yacht – so I can use it for my travels and be able to bring my dogs on board. I’d name it Viaje del Capitan Pedro – named after my ten year old English bulldog.

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my boys at rest

Q: Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life?

Me: Hard to answer, as the show I am thinking of now is Game of Thrones, and all its characters seem exciting. Maybe, for the latest season, I’d go for Gregor Clegane. I know he rocked on season 4’s The Mountain and the Viper, but because of what happened in that episode he really doesn’t seem to be much of a talker these days…

Q: What brought gratitude, a smile or laughter to your life this week?

Me: I was able to do some volunteer work for my animal advocacy and met new people. It was a humbling experience for me as I saw the level of work it takes to be done in the background.

If you liked the Q&As check out sparcsfromacombustiblemind‘s page and share your answers through the comments.