Living the Life of Riley!
Trip Start Sep 20, 2007
150Trip End May 16, 2008
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Wow...1 month in BC and I feel AWESOME. I think I'm going to move here.
Today I went for a 47 km bike ride. Am I nuts? Probably! Last week I went for a 35 km bike ride around Nanaimo and I felt great after. Whereas before I would have been so exhausted and have no energy for a whole week if I would have done that much exercise. Am I cured? Maybe yes....maybe no. It doesn't matter. If Lance Armstrong could beat cancer and win the Tour de France I should be able to cure myself of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. The experts say you'll never cure yourself but you can probably manage the symptoms. I'm planning on proving them wrong. Ah yes! I forgot to mention something in my last entry.
When I went to see my doctor in Calgary before coming to BC he had results from the blood tests I did for my thyroid condition the week before
I've modified my diet...a bit
Last weekend I went to Victoria for a few days. I stayed at the Gatsby Mansion. The rooms are Victorian style in a house that's over a hundred years old. I fell in love with Victoria. It's a grand city. Especially with all the flowers blooming this time of year. On Sunday I took a drive along the south west coast to Port Renfrew where I went for a hike along the ocean. It was awesome. The reason I went this past weekend was that the Air Cadet Squadron I volunteered with in Calgary was in town for a band competition and Military Tattoo. The cadets performance was " freakin' awesome", as stated by Andrea. I also spent a few hours at the Butchart Gardens and took over 400 pictures of the flowers. The beauty and smell of the flowers was overwhelming.
Sunday night I went for a stroll around downtown Victoria and got extremely frustrated
On the drive back from Victoria I stopped in the town of Chemainus. They have these murals painted on all the town buildings. I walked around to see most of them.
What an AWESOME weekend!
Last week I took a drive to Port Alberni and Comox. During this drive numerous "revelations" came to me. I now know who I must contact to write the introduction to my book and I know that person is well "connected" with Oprah
On one of my bike rides I came across my dream house. It's for sale. It's oceanfront (actually "Strait of Georgia" front) with a view of the mountains. Asking price...way over a million. I think I can afford it. Nick laughed when I told him that. I met the owners..twice. They sell "craft stuff" out of their garage in addition to the "rights" to their designs they've sold to a major international distributor. I'm not giving any more details as I want a peaceful hide-away. You can't forget that my dream girl is a famous actress. She'll want her privacy. In conversation with the owners I find out their son is doing his basic military training and will be posted in Kingston once he's done. Probably with one of Nick's friends from Calgary. I also find out how they came to afford such an awesome place. They owned a small craft store on one of the local islands and had their wares displayed at a craft fair one year when this major distributor offered to buy the rights to the designs for worldwide distribution. And as the saying goes, " The rest is history".
There was another "revelation" that came to me on my drive the other day
I've re-read the book I have of " The Secret" to remind myself of the process of attracting what I want. I also started reading "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Her story mirrors mine in a lot of ways. Well, at least it does in my mind.
Definition: "Living the life of Riley" suggests an ideal life of prosperity and contentment, possibly living on someone else's money, time or work. Rather than a negative freeloading or gold digging aspect, it instead implies that someone is kept or advantaged.
A certain person has been telling people that I've been living the life of Riley the past year. I wasn't sure what it meant. I think they're wrong. I'm not living it yet as per the definition. As soon as I meet my dream girl I will be. I don't think I would mind being "kept" for a while. That is, until my book is published and the rights to my photos is sold and then I'll be paying my own way
I'm off to Tofino for a few days in the morning. They say it's extemely beautiful and Inspiring there. I'm posting very few of the over one thousand photos I've taken since the drive with sister and my last entry.
This place is just so "FREAKEN' AWESOME!" I LOVE IT HERE!
I love you all!
Think It! Feel It! Live It!
PS. There is so much that I'm experiencing that I could write about that confirms how my Journey is going, but for some reason I don't feel the need to write about it. Is that a sign that maybe I'm about to "receive" what I've been "wishing" for? Am I about to prove to you all that the Law of Attraction really works? Stay tuned.
PPS. I had an extremely hard time deciding which photos to post. I want to share all the beauty that I see to Thank You all for reading my blog.