This is what I looked like today.

Almost fully healthy - thank goodness!
Being bed-ridden was starting to drive me crazy. 

I did pick up my ukulele though, after... 2 years? 1 year? It had been a long time.
I remember finger placements but not what chords they are. 

I'm almost done reading The Book Thief and I feel the tears coming.

I feel like I'm finally getting back on track, life-wise. Me-wise.
It feels good.




Today the word "family" sort of sank into me.

I love my family- the one I am connected to by blood. My mother, my father, my brother and my sister.
But I realised I've also been blessed with extended family. An intricate family that has been networked and branched out through all these years.

I stopped by my yoga place today to say hi, since I've been bed ridden and away for a bit, and was taken aback by my reaction to seeing those friendly and familiar faces again after what felt like forever. Even just going up and ringing the door bell.
I never realised how welcome I feel there. How present and free I can be.

After talking to my teacher (who I say is my guru, because is Amazing) and the lady at the front desk (one of the nicest people I've ever met) for a bit, I was saying goodbye and ready to leave when the latter said, "You're part of the family here. Don't worry."

I feel I like people more than they like me, so having someone (who is not necessarily a very close friend) say that to me... Really touched me, to say the least.

Just then I realised how lucky I am to be part of another family and others with my very close friends.
And these families, however small they may be, will always be there.
It's where you belong. 


But seriously....

How do you keep up with blog reading and posting?
Oh yeah, and life?

I need to take a masterclass on that.

(I will be back- sooner than later, mehopes)