The Year of The Snake, Shedding my skin

A few days after my last post, things with my pregnancy took a turn for the worse, and I was admitted into the hospital and induced. I gave birth to a tiny baby girl. (She was tiny due to a problem with my placenta, she was born with severe IUGR, but she is healthy and thriving).

My 4 pound moonbeam miracle
My 4 pound moonbeam miracle

There were complications during my labor, and the story will be told, but today, I am writing a short post about transition. Transformation. Shedding my old life, to make room for my new life.

When we entered into the year of the snake(back in Feb 2013), I had a cup of tea with a dear friend of mine,a numerologist, astrologer, and intuitive. She told me the year of the snake (I was born year of the snake), would be a year of major transformation. I had no idea how accurate she would be.

I was tested in every way possible this year, I had health issues, financial issues, separation from my love, betrayal from my ex. I had to learn to trust that I could handle all of the obstacles I faced.

This year, I completely shed my old skin. I said goodbye to my house, my car, my chicken, my job, my dear friends, my life in Florida.


4 weeks after I gave birth, we moved to the Azores. I am drinking coffee, the wind is howling, my Portuguese sweetheart is dancing in the kitchen with our baby, and my son, is running around outside with all his Portuguese cousins.  An island of 5,000 people is about as far away from South Florida as one can be.  Santa Maria is truly a beautiful and unique place.

The Beauty of Transformation
The Beauty of Transformation

With the feeling of calmness after a storm, I look back now and I see all the challenges were essential to my growth and transformation. With a new home, a new land, and a new baby, I look forward and I say “Bom Dia!”


8 thoughts on “The Year of The Snake, Shedding my skin

  1. I am sorry to hear of the difficulties with the birth. On the good side of things, Congratulations, She is beautiful.
    I wish I had the way and the means to loose everything and make a new start somewhere.
    Good for you.

  2. Tiff !
    Congrats, she is beautiful, you both look radiant. I must admit, I was wondering how you both were doing. I sensed something was up, so was sending you love, peace, relaxing vibes until I heard. Such wonderful news – So happy you and your family are well – and now together !
    Bright blessings . . .

    1. Thank you Gneiss Moon. I am excited and hoping for a calmer year.. Lots of love to you and thank you for all the good vibes you sent my way. I assure you they were felt and helped tremendously. xxx Happy 2014

  3. Susan Karp

    Congratulations on your new life in the Azores. Just sorry I missed saying good by when you made one final appearance in LW @ Starbucks with Louis. Your and your wonderful flowing yoga classes will be sorely missed. Namaste

    1. Thank you Susan. I am certain i will be back in Florida and our paths will cross once again. Maybe i will schedule a workshop..(when the baby is a little older) I am wishing you all the best. Lots of love and warm rays of sunshine. Namaste~tiff

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