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Thursday, 3 May 2018

The A - L of me

For those that don't know, or haven't worked it out, I'm an Existentialist, which means in short, I believe this is all you get, and with that comes a pressure (or responsibility) to suck the marrow out  of life and make the most of everything on offer. It is the drive that gives me my FOMO, as discussed before. As a result, rarely does a week go by when I'm not chasing down the Joys of the Arts or nature that this beautiful city has on offer.

I have three Kids I adore, obvs, and a husband who humors my drive, that at times can be a little manic. I like to eat and drink, though as I age this is not working for my body, however I just can't get interested enough to Diet.

Eddie Ayres



I love Books and listen to them in the car as I drive, as a form of meditation, so I don't get irritated at the amount of my life I waste in traffic. I plan to write one, just seem to lack direction and motivation at the moment. I will get there though.



I adore Holidays, especially if we travel, but even just hanging around the house without the time frames and harassment of school and homework pressures, is my preferable state of being.



Lee Fields



I have rediscovered my love of  Concerts, and the beneficial effect music has on me. I also Go to the cinema frequently (Okay, I cheated there, but I used F(ilm) and C(inema) elsewhere). The dark room and story washing over me works like meditation, and I always leave relaxed and happy, having spent a few hours focused outside my thoughts.






The magic light that always makes me smile

In short,  I Love my life, most days. There will always be dark days, and difficult times. Everyone will have to deal with medical issues and loss, financial worries and difficult family members or something that makes it a struggle to get through the day. As they say in the song 'But it's the little things, the little things and not expectation, that make life worth living' So know what little things make you happy. On those days when you struggle, eat the cake, go for a run, sing that song, dance a Bollywood dance, do the little thing that lifts your spirits. If it still doesn't help, call that friend. The one that makes you feel better. A new day will come.

Linking with #TwinklyTuesday #TheRandom #PhotoTunes #MondayMusicMovesMe #Lifethisweek  #GlobalBlogging #KCACOLS - Squeezing in for #RubyTuesdayToo with the red ski suit in the Swiss photo)




    

24 comments:

  1. Ten points for ingenuity on this one! I know what you mean about not being motivated to diet. And I've heard about so many people planning their books lately. It makes me excited to get to read them all!

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  2. Loved your AtoL and I have never heard of Existentialist but I do love the philosophy. I loved all of your photos especially the Blue Mountains. I grew up in Sydney and enjoyed train trips there. So refreshing to read that someone loves their life rather than concentrating on the negatives. Have a great week and look forward to your MtoZ!
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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  3. Great post for me to learn more about you. Thanks, Lydia, for sharing.

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  4. I really enjoyed your A-L of me post Lydia! We like many similar things. You've reminded me that I really need to get out more. I need another trip away - a day trip, a weekend away, anything! I start getting irritable when I spend too much time within these 4 walls!

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  5. Love your list. I am so over due for a holiday, and I hate dieting. Cakies ftw!

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  6. Lovely, positive sentiments. Thanks for sharing #GlobalBlogging

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  7. Thank you for linking up with Monday's Music Moves Me. We love to rock & roll around here not to mention BOOGIE!!! We also have a theme every other week & you can find that in my side-bar! Thanks for stopping by & this introduction to this bluesy kind of tune! Very cool!

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    1. I will look for it - I couldn’t work out where it was. Thick as 2 planks at the moment

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  8. ...lovely holidays, but I've had all the snow that I need for a while, I happy that spring finally showed up. Let 'The Sun Shine Down!' Thanks for stopping by, enjoy!!!

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  9. I love your take on A-L! I am also with you about life and loving it mostly while acknowledging that there will be bad times.

    SSG xxx

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  10. Lydia,

    It's great to see you joining the Monday's Music Moves Me on the dance floor. I enjoyed your mewsic selection which is new-to-me. Also, I very much liked reading about who you are and what makes you tick. Have a purrrfect day, my friend!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    C.A.T.H.Y. playlist & 'Sparks'

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  11. I had never stopped to think long enough about what the term existentialist means - makes so much sense! Thank you for sharing your experience and outlook! And thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

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  12. I appreciate your upbeat attitude and all your many loves! Thanks for the great images to accompany your thoughts.

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  13. so wonderful to have the time to discover, explore and spend time in nature. Beautiful photos too #twinklytuesday

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  14. I love your last line - call a friend that makes you feel better - a new day will come! Wise words indeed. Loved reading a bit more about you. #kcacols

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  15. I love your outlook on life. Loving the beautiful photos too. #TwinklyTuesday

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  16. Way to rock the prompt L! Loved reading what you said and how you did this too!!
    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 19/52. Next week's optional prompt is #shareyoursnaps4. Denyse

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  17. Lydia, I especially loved your buck-the-trend, non-sequential, fun take on this! Discovered your blog via the Lovin' Life Linky xx

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  18. Nice song! I agree with you on existentialism, but I need to work on squeezing more into/out of every moment. Looking back there's so much wasted time. #kcacols

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  19. Great post. I think I need to work more on my own existenialism. #kcacols

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  20. Well I did not know I too am an existentialist! You learn something new every day! I find it quite comforting and it means life is all the more exciting. #KCACOLS

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  21. I like that "magic light", too - what photographers call the "Golden Hour', the hour (or so) after sunrise and before sunset. Until I started dabbling in digital photography I had never really noticed it. The song was new to me but I did enjoy your photos. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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