Journey to the best health of my life (yes, the journey includes olives)

Mornings and 5 years of ‘being alive’



I am not a morning person…at all! I get up for work at 5am. It doesn’t really matter what time I go to sleep, I always just want to stay curled up in bed.  I joke with my husband that sleep is my favourite part of the day, especially since I got my new mattress.

Today was different though. It’s the 5 year anniversary since my pulmonary embolism.  On this day, exactly 5 years ago, I almost died.  Not a day goes by that I don’t remember that. The anniversary is different though.  This morning I was reminded that I’ve been given a chance to live again.  I took a deep breath and jumped out of bed.  Today is going to be a good day!  Every year I love to celebrate ‘being alive’.

As much as I love my bed, today I’m reminded that getting out of bed and ‘living’ is not to be taken for granted.  Everything can change in a split second.  I shouldn’t celebrate ‘being alive’ just one day a year.  Every day should be appreciated and have a purpose, and I want to go to sleep knowing that I didn’t waste the day.

Wishing you all an awesome and productive day!



Author: Foxy-O

I’m a 30-something female who’s striving to be the healthiest woman I can be through diet and exercise. In early 2013 I was introduced to the world of Paleo. I completed Whole30 and had fantastic results. I had finally found something that worked for me! My blog is a jumble of my thoughts as I take the journey through my life. Somewhere for me to unleash my views, my challenges, my failures and my successes (hopefully!).

2 thoughts on “Mornings and 5 years of ‘being alive’

  1. That’s amazing. Each day that we live we are fortunate. I read your story and thought to myself how that would have changed my life. Some of us don’t get that opportunity, so you were truly blessed. Have a great day!

    • Yes, I feel very blessed! Blessed to have survived to tell the tale, and blessed that I had the opportunity to feel that moment. My life definitely changed that day and I appreciate it so much more.

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