Happy Easter weekend everyone. I hope you all get to have a relaxing weekend with family and friends. I am excited for Easter weekend for a number of reasons:
It marks the end of my 40 day fast. I gave up Tim Horton’s (The Canadian equivalent of Dunkin Donuts) as my personal sacrifice for Lent. For our non-Christian friends Lent is a 40 day period that leads up to Easter weekend, it kicks off with Mardis Gras (Fat Tuesday) and ends this Sunday.
During this time Christians make a personal sacrifice and give up something they love or try to improve on their less desirable qualities. In 2 days my personal fast will be over and I can once again can eat iced coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and bagels.
To be honest I have adjusted to live without my morning break at the coffee shop and I don’t think that I will fall back into my bad (and expensive) habit.
It’s a weekend full of chocolate. I love chocolate anything and over the next two days I will allow myself to eat chocolate once a day. You may remember that I am training for my first 5k and therefore sweets are just not in my daily diet. However my weakness at this time of the year are Cadbury eggs so I will have one a day over the next couple of days. I’m really excited about this.
It’s a day off work. Don’t get me wrong, I do love my new in corporate communications job a lot more than my old job as a financial planner in a bank branch, but nevertheless it’s still a job. I would much rather be working on my own writing novels and I would much rather be in New York City. Actually after visiting Boston in December I would like to settle down in NYC or in Boston, wherever life takes me after my U.S. immigration is approved – do you love my optimism!
What do you love about Easter weekend?
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