This date marks my dad's passing of three years.
Losing my father, our rock, was an adjustment that we will forever be adjusting to. However, more for my mother than anyone else. And I am extremely proud of how far my mother has come.
In these three years, everyone has been making adjustments. But the person making the most adjustment is my mother. After 47 years of life with her husband, partner, friend, companion, and many more, she has made the biggest stride in her life time. They were each other's rock and anchor through all obstacles. In the years of my life, I've seen them through pain, tears, sadness, joy, health sickness, and of course what drives them is their happiness.
However, what was never mentioned was that the day of my father's passing was actually on the same day as my beloved sister's birthday. Fortunately, on September 1, 2017 we had already finished our birthday celebration for her before he passed. It was a devastating moment!
All these years and the rest of her life, I'm sure her birthday will never be the same again. The day. brings her struggles and it will linger a shadow. For some, it is thought that she was fortunate to be able to celebrate her birthday with my father. And for some they feel very sad that it happened on the day of. Personally, the glass is half full and I think she's fortunate. More importantly, my dad had a beautiful time with his beloved family. And because it was a celebration, most of us were by his side when he passed. Here, I would like to wish my beloved sister a wonderful birthday and know that daddy is hugging you and loving you all the time.
Upon arrival to Taiwan, everyone is to be quarantined for 15 days. Regulations are you may quarantine yourself at home if there isn't an elderly over the age of 65 or a child who is younger than the age of 6. Many choose to be quarantined in the hotel as a whole. It's just much easier and less ordeal. Most quarantine hotel also include three meals along with the price per night. So it's much easier than all the other fuss. We all pay for convenience these days.
I have found being quarantined rewarding: such as having time to myself and being able to rest. The only difficulty lies in the jetlag part of the equation. Especially being couped up and have not a lot going on except oneself, TV and the bed. Well, in the 21st century, we all have a smart phone of some sort, and a laptop. Nonetheless, seriously making it very difficult to adjust to local time. Aside from eating when the meals are delivered, we are able to order for other food and groceries as we desire. Jetlag as I now learn isn't just the actual schedule of the day, but the entire body clock. Which is the most difficult part. However, nowadays, I am slowly coming around. All good things. =)
While prepping for being quarantined, I had purchased a course to complete and then certified. It is a course that takes about 120 hours to fulfill - I will not get into it too much details. Simply because that isn't the focus. The point is: Today, I finished the course and received my certificate!!! YAY!!!!
The second thing I had set out to do while being quarantined is to come back to ArmoniVie and blog again. Oh how much I have missed it so. There is a lot to share in the months that I have been absent from ArmoniVie. I will share more in the upcoming posts.
Although I have not fully gotten back on the horse with my blog. In the sense of the original intended content of the blog site is holistic and natural remedies, but this is a work in progress. Unfortunately, I was not able to carry all my physical resources of my books and much research that I had compiled, Fret not! Because I am not gathering them online and finding my resources digitally for the soft copies of my compiled researches. Please stay tuned!
August 18, 2020 marked a new beginning of my life: I am going to Taiwan to explore other opportunities that I have long desired. This photo was taken at JFK prior to my departure, My flight was at 01:25.
I flew to Taipei, Taiwan !! I left New York, the place where my childhood and growth took place.
Yes, I left New York during the global pandemic. It was a torn decision and one that I am still holding my breath on while I am currently writing this from my hotel room in Taiwan during my two weeks quarantine.
Yes, a journey that many of my close friends have heard me say... and now, after decades of my desires, I am finally embarking on my journey. For those of you who know me this is an opportunity that I have longed for, and only in my dreams.
Yes, finally i a doing something for me. While it's nerve wrecking because of the up and move. And as I am getting older the adjustment is something that is worrisome. But, yet I long for this opportunity. I hungered for this for decades.
Yes, I left a community that I have deep roots and have lived for decades and established relationships that I may or may not have known. But, if one loves me and is there for me, then they'll be there when I return.
Yes, I do think that this pandemic is the time to reset and start. There is no better time than now. Simply because everything is on a reset, whether one likes it or now. It isn't up to any specific government anymore.
Yes, I will return come back to New York one day. I am unsure when just yet nor what the future actually holds. Unless someone can definitively tell me what the future holds. Because with our world now, let's just take it one step at a time.
Yes, lastly, I will conquer and grow from what I need to. Life my life and charter my own wings, pause and look and feel around me; even to just smell, touch, feel, hear and see what and who really loves me and is real.
Life is here now!
Here is the space where I will share about my passion and life.