Ok, in case you did not know, I am in love with my dog! I am spending my spring break with little Norman Alexander on the week that leads to the mark of his first year with me! March 1 is the day when Norm entered my life. I won't break into an ode to my Norm, but suffice it to say, I just adore him! This is probably as close as I will come to being a mom. Don't be sad, the cards just haven't played out that way. I'll admit, I get a little sad sometimes, but this little guy comforts me and helps me focus on all the things in my life that have lined up with the stars.
For one, I had the opportunity to rebuild my life, after a tough personal loss. It has not been easy but as my dear amigos mexicanos say "Hay que echar pa'lante" (you have to push forward). And when I say push, I mean push! Have you ever had to push a friend's broken down car? Well imagine pushing that X 10. We have all been there right?
In the past I had been discouraged from doing many things but getting this guy is one of the best mistakes I have ever made. At the time when I impulsively brought this guy home, I had 2 cats (not to mention 1 regular cat visitor that I feed 2Xdaily). And let's face it, the economy has not been on our side for a while, so did I need another mouth to feed on the tight profesora budget? No. But I did it anyway! I am not encouraging reckless or irresponsible behavior, don't get me wrong. The point of this little story is to encourage anyone who needs it, to do more things for yourself and to take a few more risks. Sound selfish? Maybe, but it has been worth it for me. As we all know, life is not always easy. Sometimes, I still feel like I am pushing a broken down car with all my might. But most times, the car starts running and I jump in and go!