Sunday, September 11, 2011

Moving on

Who doesn't love Fridays? Friday has always been my favorite day of the week ever since I started working. Obviously because it's the last day of the work week and it signals the start of a two-day rest.

I was inspired to finish my workload while looking forward for a happy and relaxing weekend. I was happy the entire day not until that letter of regret accidentally landed in my hands. What a way to end Friday... The letter of regret has something to do with my application for financial support for my research endeavor abroad. A prestigious university in Asia has accepted my research for international presentation. It was almost a dream come true. I was almost there if not because of financial constraints. I sought for assistance in my school / employer, which I know is highly willing to support research activities. Perhaps it's my fault because I expected for a positive response. Sad to say, I'm partly to blame for my misery. I might apply for support in other organizations but unfortunately, time is not on my side. Perhaps, it's not meant for me. Oh life... It just pains me whenever I think of all those efforts and sleepless nights.

I wanted to close this chapter of my life and move on. Though I know this is not bound to happen overnight. Only God knows and only time could tell. I don't want to spend my weekend crying in bed so Saturday morning, I engaged myself in an activity that would cheer me up... No it's not shopping or eating ;-)

I went jogging with my friend, May Ann

Since I have been complaining of my weight gain over the past months, I decided to start this fitness activity last Saturday. I believe this is a good way to divert my attention. I've also read that when you exercise and perspire, your body will be releasing the happy hormones or endorphins. Hopefully, by doing this activity every Saturday, I will be happy and soon forget about everything.

Me and my 138 lbs shapeless body...Hopefully by the end of the year I'll shed off the 20 lbs I gained.

And before we went home, I noticed this simple yet wonderful view. It made me smile for a while. I'm thankful to live in a place where there are still trees and walkable streets.
Life goes on and soon...I'll be well.


  1. Good luck Diane I haven't posted photos of myself lately for the same reason .Shan and I are working really hard now to lose weight.its hard I will be rooting for you.

  2. You, sweet friend, have a lovely outlook on life. I truly believe & will keep positive thoughts, that some other opportunity for financial support of your research will happen for you. I truly believe in the saying that "God does not close a door without opening a window." I don't know whose quote that is, but wish I did so I could give them credit. Many good wishes and blessings coming your way!
    :) CAS

  3. I am sorry to hear about this Dianne. I agree with Cas. I hope you feel better soon and you might not feel like this now, but I know God has a better plan in store for you.

    PS: You look good, trust me. Skinny is not always pretty. What I would give to be 138lbs again! :)

  4. Sending positive and happy thoughts your way :)

  5. Yes, my dear, life will go on. A door closed; look through the window.

    Like King David did, you're wise to encourage yourself.

    ... And I noticed I've heard from neither you or Janelle in response to my own Friday blog post. Now I know your reason...

    Much love. Keep that chin up.

  6. Sorry to hear that about your denial. Keep up the hope and faith and you'll see better things will come. For some reason it's so hard to understand our timing for things...I've learned to just moved on, too. And you look great girl! Wish I would look as skinny as you. I'm not losing any weight and trying so hard...kind of getting pissed off here ;)


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