Turning a New Chapter: Re-igniting the Passion

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Chapter 3

Today is my birthday. And I have a theme for the coming year. Love, travel and passion. It is time to move on and focus on what I want so badly for my life .

As with every year, my birthday is celebrated in a modest way. No booze, no party hats and balloons, no fancy food. Just a simple dinner with my family. Boring , you say. I agree. But unlike the past birthdays, I feel that this birthday is different and more special than ever, well, aside from the fact that I did survive a strong typhoon in my life, both literally and figuratively speaking.

This is my second life. No. Make it third or fourth. I lost count of how many times I nearly died, intentionally or not. This is the beginning of another chapter of my life. And I can feel that tonight, that the universe is conspiring something extraordinary for me. And I can't explain how truly excited I am with the thought of something big to happen and not knowing it yet.

A year older ( don't ask me the digits), and hopefully, wiser. I feel that somehow, I have mellowed down a bit and have better control over my emotions, and  a better perspective of life. I have also noticed that my passion for everything has reignited. My passion for food is the most obvious as the result is very much visible in my expanded and almost "not-so-there" waistline.

Passion for poetry and love has been awakened by one book which I did not know or heard of till lately.And so I got it for myself as a birthday gift, an ebook version. It is such a good read that it made me feel so young and so wanting to fall in love again. I kinda miss the euphoria of being in love. Is it too late for me? I don't think so. I truly believe in my heart that God has one special person waiting for me when I'm ready. (Hopefully not when I'm fifty! God, please no!)

I was so inspired by Lang Leav, a contemporary poet and artist. She published a book of poems that she wrote for the love of her life called Love and Misadventures. I know that at my age, I am not in the same level as to the majority of her readers, but what can I say, I am young at heart! And I plan to stay that way as long as I can.

This is a screenshot of what I got for my birthday. 

After reading it, I was able to dig deeper into my soul, inspired to do the things that I have loved and always loved to do. I realized that a thirst for something can never be fully quenched until you slow down, sit and have that perfect drink. Passion for anything is like a fire burning inside you.  It haunts you day and night , with thoughts of what could have been, what could have not, what should have been and the should have not. And this is way more annoying than actually allocating and finding the time for it. And so, here I am, reading and writing poetry again. Plus a more fervent passion for food.

Here is a glimpse of what the book Love and Misadventures is all about. The poem below is one of my favorites, but , ironically, it is in total contrast to what I am preaching about in this blog. :)

 Here's another one that I have almost similarly blogged about, angels in our lives. And I got goosebumps reading it and realizing it to be true.

True. I have someone whom I consider an angel. And I am afraid for the day to come when the halo lifts. But then, I can only be thankful for everything that's been done for us by our angels.

If you would also notice, I have changed the title of my blog to  Eve's Diaries. I found it a better sounding one than the previous title. Hopefully, it will entice more readers to read my blog and hopefully inspire them too.( Think The Carrie Diaries, The Vampire Diaries..etc..gotta keep up with the times. lol!)

Keeping the faith,

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