This is my version of 56. I turned this age on August 25. In the past year, I have lost dear friends to cancer, like beautiful Belinda. She was younger than me and all she wanted was to grow old and see her kids grow up. I miss her dearly. This was my first birthday without her yearly greeting. I also have way too many friends battling disease.
I feel I would be doing life a disservice by not squeezing the heck out of it. And with my good days and bad days, a lifetime of challenges faced and overcome, for as long as I have a body that is able to do stuff like this, I will. For as long as I have a mind that is sharp, I will use it. For as long as I am aware, I will work to improve my soul.
I learned fallen angel pose just so I could take this photo. Thanks to my husband Phillippe Diederich for taking it.
And thanks to my dad Delfín Carbonell for bringing me into this world (with my mother’s help) and introducing me to sports, yoga, meditation, writing and being curious and open minded.
Several people have said congratulations for my birthday and truly, at this point another birthday IS a reason to congratulate. Life is uncertain at best.
I’m not going to waste whatever is left of mine. I hope you don’t either!
Thank you for following my journey and sharing yours with me!