Highwayman

I just had a wonderful experience, sharing this song Highwayman by the Highwaymen with my companion. This is one of my favorite songs sung by one of my favorite singers, Johnny Cash, who is alongside a few other country legends. I am not a fan of country music usually, but Cash has released some amazing songs. This song follows a theme of rebirth, something I am starting to discover myself. I do believe that your spirit does carry on in some form, and it is possible for you to choose your next life to return to this plane for a new reason. I also love how this song connects with the four elements in each lifetime.

Highwayman- Fire as it connects with the sword and gun

Sailor- connects with the Water

Dam worker- constructing with the Earth

Space pilot- flying deep into the skies, connecting with the Air element

This song is wonderful and it gives me goosebumps, and it felt so nice to share this together with someone.

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Chicken & Broccoli Marinara with Bowties

Trying to keep to a healthier diet today, I started the day with egg whites with turkey and tomato, had a little chicken noodle soup in a bread bowl from Panera Bread, and ended my day with this recipe:

1 Jar of Ragu Chunky Mushroom (any kind of marinara you like will do)

a handful of broccoli pulled apart

4 ounces of chicken grilled

1/4 of a tomato

3 cups of dry Bow Ties

Very simple recipe.  Start a pot of boiling water. Cut up the chicken and season it any way you like. I used garlic powder, onion powder and Italian seasoning myself. Cook it any way you like, I did so on the foreman grill for 5 minutes.  While this is happening, put the sauce in a sauce pan and put in some chopped up broccoli and tomatoes. Put your pasta in when the water is boiling and cook it. Once the chicken is done, feel free to put it into your sauce pan and stir it up.

Reduce the heat to low and let it warm up as you finish cooking your pasta. Once you are done, combine them all and serve! The results are delicious!

Second Day

I am going to try and write in here everyday that I can.  I was very excited about this new blog. Doing the exercises to find out what my blog should be about helped me to reconnect with what I love about life. Well I felt inspired, ended up playing some Little Big Planet 2 custom levels but I just felt so disconnected from it. My spirit feels restrained and I am trying to get to the source of it. Not just that, I have not had the inspiration for work despite so many great things happening and working with some new technologies. I think for now I will try and get some more of my project done so I can see some progress. I am going to worry about the themes later and for now, just get the layout of my GUI setup with Expression Blend. I have a lot on my plate, and I better start eating it.

The first step on my journey

I am beginning my first step on this journey today. This WordPress blog shall be my personal home to add all my thoughts of the day, whatever that may be interesting me. This shall be me releasing what is inside onto the whole world. It shall also be a token of time, a place I can look back and see what I was experiencing at different points in my life.

To start with, I have suffered a great weight fluctuation this year. I have taken action this week to rectify it, losing over 7 pounds in just 5 days. The diet I was on had me eating every 2 hours, 5 times a day.

Meal 1: Egg whites with vegetables

Meal 2: 2 oz Chicken with vegetables

Meal 3: 2 oz Chicken with vegetables and 1/2 cup of brown rice

Meal 4: 2oz Talibut fish with vegetables

Meal 5: 2 oz  Chicken with vegetables

However, this all came at a cost. I was on a diet that was too strict and left me with too little energy to operate normally. While running errands during lunch, the pain became unbearable. I caved and had a delicious Chipotle Burrito, something fresh to bring me back into a normal lifestyle. I am now going to be in the habit of just eating healthier and eating less.  That burrito has satisfied me for a long time, and should be enough for the rest of my evening. I will continue to lose weight, but at my own pace.

There are other aspects of my life now that I am going to reconnect with. As I have stated in my about page, I have been getting into Shamanism since last summer, and have seen so many great results manifest from it in my life. I need to begin to meditate & journey more, and discover more of the worlds that are beyond our own. I also have a great passion for gadgets, video games and computer programming. I have recently been discovering Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft Expression Blend to create beautiful User Interfaces (UIs) inside of Windows programs.

Recently I have also been creating and playing inside of Little Big Planet 2. The first Little Big Planet was really my introduction to the PlayStation 3, my favorite of all the current consoles. While I own all the big 3 consoles, my PS3 has been getting the most attention since it’s come into my life.  I pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition LBP2 back in July when it was first announced. I am so glad to experience this game now, they have made it simpler to create levels, yet you can make it all so much more complicated. I look forward to exploring it more in the coming days.

Now, I realize I have posted a lot, and my future blog posts will probably be more specific, but this is a fresh beginning to give you all a sense of my essence.

Peace be with you.

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