It's been a long time, hasn't it? A VERY long time.
Life has been utterly beautiful. I've danced, sang, wept, laughed hysterically, ran, loved, meditated, prayed, explored, nurtured, learned, taught, gotten inspired, created, and have been counting all the little everyday blessings that many people never even notice.
I've had the sun warm my face.
I've had summer rainstorms absolutely drench me.
I've fostered many kittens and have gotten them loving for their forever homes.
I've begun to explore Toronto more and more. I love my shining city.
I reached my first anniversary as a Canadian Permanent Resident.
I've put away things that were not benefiting me or my dreams. I've taken hold and have begun to mould the raw clay of inspiration that will benefit my wild, colourful heart and soul. I don't know where any of this will take me, but I'm going to learn and enjoy every moment of it.
In August, I had to go on anti-anxiety medication for my debilitating mental illness. I am not ashamed to admit it. At first, I felt like a failure for not being able to control it, to meditate it away, to read all the books in the world about it and rise above it. But then I realized... I am not a failure. This medication has done WONDERS for me. It allows me to be able to work past it, able to think rationally, able to do many of the things normal people do every day.
I want to post as often as possible from now on. There is so much I want to share, to write, to be inspired by. I adore all of you and I hope you'll stick with me on this Virginia gal's journey in the True North.