It has been an emotional roller coaster these last couple of weeks to say the least.It seems like every month another one of my family members Is hospitalized.I lost one of my favorite people In the world ,my little cousin , passed away at the young age of 26 a few months back.My favorite aunt landed In the hospital a couple months after and now I'm dealing with an even bigger pain of having to see my dad in a hospital bed these last couple of days.Is It just me or are people sicker nowadays more than ever before?I think this Is what has spurred me to go on a health kick. While exercise Is great for you physically, I think I've benefited more mentally from It.These birthday posts are bittersweet but also beneficiary.Writing helps me get things out of my system.Writing about childhood action figures and memories reminds me of how things used to be .This keeps me grounded ,even If It's only for a few minutes,or so.I don't want this post to end on a downer as things like this happen to everyone,everyday.It's a part of life that we learn from and can hopefully share with others who might be going through the same thing.Even for those who have yet to experience It ,but most definitely will at some point.
On a lighter note,my first birthday pick up Is none other than Jinx,G.I. Joe's first and I think only female Ninja character. Having this figure as a kid was great because It helped fill the Ninja void that many kids shared who weren't fortunate enough to own a Snake Eyes figure.No weapons ,just a backpack but still, an incredibly awesome figure!