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Change reflections.

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Can I just say the world has changed since my last blog entry on September 23rd? A few reflections, because, we all know I love a good reflection.
Change is the only constant in life. If it catches you off guard, you deserve it because you got too comfortable and you forgot that life and change are much bigger than just you and just this moment.  In the wise words of Janet, “like a moth to flame burned by the fire, that’s the way life goes.” Life doesn’t care about what you think you deserve, or whether you’re ready, quite the opposite. The bitch will just burn you, like, snap. There. You're crisp.  Ready or not. 
Change is the world pushing you out of your comfort zone because you sat too long there. The more difficult the change, the deeper in the comfort zone you are and the more you needed to get out.  Comfort zones are where dreams get "settled" and eventually die. Get out. Stay out.  
“Getting out” is a state of mind, an epiphany of understanding that this is the univ…

This week

This weeks trials One Sick daughter, the other one went to school.Sick husbandBeing sick but still having to workNo exerciseGave in to bad eating, pretty much every mealGot told I was fat by masseuse that I was paying $70 to make me feel better about myself.5 year old daughter giving me thirteen year old attitude during homework time, or tauloto time, or bedtime.1 year old is leaving damn wooden shapes everywhere. Slept on some last night.Washing machine is deadThis week has felt like it would never end!

This weeks wins Sick husband stayed home so he did all the school pick up and drop off dutySick husband stayed home with sick daughterFelt sick, but not sick enough to stay home with sick husband and daughter.No exercise!Ate what I wantedHad amazing massage. Felt better.5 year old is doing homework, learning tauloto and going to bed on time.1 year old is learning her shapes and colors. Her favorites are “Triangle” and “Purple”Can finally get energy efficient washing machine.This week end…

Pageant Season

It’s that time of year again, when ladies are on display for the judgment of the entire nation, vying for the burden opportunity to be scrutinized honored as a national ambassador for youth, women, and the nation for the next year. Ah yes, it’s hunting pageant season.
It’s a little unsettling, this notion that women need to parade before a group of “judges” to be graded like cattle assessed as the next national flag bearer. And it’s even more unsettling how appealing this is to our society today, in 2016, where women not only have the vote, they become the President. (#ImWithHer)And what's probably most unsettling, is that people not only engage in it, they almost relish the chance to pick apart someone else’s well intentioned efforts.
Why are we so engrossed with pageants? And why is so satisfying to cast our eyes and cast our judgments over women, in pageants, like it were sport?
If you think about it, at their core, Pageants are/ have become like spectator sport.There is an el…

Random life updates

It’s been 2 months since returning from a most epic trip in Europe with my family, and, thankfully, the tempers and egos were kept relatively in check on this trip, and we had a ton of fun! I can definitely say that travelling for something other than a fa’alavelave, or work, is totally worth it.  Travelling for the sake of just seeing the world, and enjoying new experiences with your family.  It’s really one of those things that you need to not overthink, and just do it.
Too often we say of travel for leisure, I can’t afford that, and yet, when your father calls you regarding the funeral of your distant relative from your Grandfather’s second wife’s daughter’s neighbor’s pastor’s adopted son, we manage to make an extra $1000 appear (hopefully) without having to sell an organ or a child.I’m just saying.
It goes to say that your thoughts create your reality. If it’s important enough, you will make it happen. Or as Anthony Robbins puts it, “Where focus goes, energy flows.”
My kids ar…