Alex for 400

So, last night was the 2nd night this week I’ve had the same dream…

Alex Trebek and I are backpacking around South America in Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay and we’re looking for precious gems. There is a whole Celestine Prophecy and Indiana Jones feel to the adventure.

Alex tells me over dinner at the hacienda that he has to fly back to Studio City the next morning to film Jeopardy, but he wants me to keep searching without him.

The next morning he leaves and I continue my adventure, discovering the secret gems in the late afternoon. I go back to the hacienda to call him and realize he’s on live TV (even though I “know” the show is taped) and I decide to call and leave him a message to call me the moment he is off the air.

I’m watching him on TV as I’m calling and he looks at the caller ID and says, “Pardon me, I must take this call” and turns his back on the camera to answer my call. This is how excited he is at my news…

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He tells me that he will get on a flight as soon as taping is over and to stay where I’m at. Then I wake up.

Funny, our dreams. How about you? Dreaming of celebrities? The funny thing is I watched Magic Mike just before I went to bed last night. Would’ve thought I would dream of Matthew McConahey.

On second thought, this is the image of Alex I’ll file away for the next dream 🙂

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Ciao!

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Self Love Exercises – Part 8

From the Feel Good Tribe
8. Don’t be afraid to change direction if you realize something isn’t working out for you anymore.

Wow… this is a hard one for many of us. Often times we stay where we are because it’s just easier, or we feel committed, or we have kids, or or or.

I had to do this last year when I was MISERABLE in Al Ain working for a crazy person. I SO, SO, SO wanted to stay in the UAE and Abu Dhabi and I hung in there as long as I possibly could and I ate away my misery and put on 25 pounds in 6 months on my already obese frame. It was awful… comfort eating KFC chicken AND McD’s french fries EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT. Food I actually rarely ate in the first place!

But sometimes you need to bite the bullet and make a change for the positive. There were a few midwives that I worked with in Abu Dhabi who were so miserable that no one wanted to be around them… they complained about work and their home life constantly (this was at my first job there, the one that I really loved). I said to one of them one day, “if you are so miserable, why do you stay?”… she is still there… going on 8 miserable years, away from her family and home country… odd.

I am making a HUGE change… going home after living abroad for 4 years AND changing vocations… from midwife to health and fitness focus. It’s a big step. A scary step, but I’m doing it unafraid, because I know I can accomplish anything I set my mind to!

Ciao!

A quote from a post a couple of years ago (warning, grab the tissues if you read the post!). The quote is from my dad, who came to me in a dream my first night walking the Camino de Santiago in 2010:
“Sandi, sometimes going right isn´t always the right way to go”. ~ Thomas Sandelier, II

Here’s a pic from that day:

Camino, Camino de Santiago, The Way

I would love to see how much easier it would be to do this walk without that extra 100 pounds!!! 🙂