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This is going to be short due to it being late, but my first day of this was pretty cool. I took a Barre Fitness which is kind of like a bootcamp featuring yoga, all sorts of body movement, and a bit of dance that was a whole body workout. It was an unique experience because I’ve never done a class outside of paddling and yoga, and it was intense and yet not. I really liked the instructor who was a good blend of sass, technique, and encouragement. One of my classmates, who has been doing it for awhile, called her . I’m curious to see how sore I am tomorrow. It was at Cornerstone Health and Fitness in New Hope, PA. And the whole vibe of the place was laid-back, but very informative and not salesy (is that a word?) at all. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and am looking forward to going back.
When I got an official tour of the place, membership services, etc. The woman asked me if I was used to gyms because I didn’t have much trouble during the class. Which I thought was both a compliment and an intriguing question, because I am not a gym person. I have been a member infrequently, and not anytime recently. It made me think that maybe Maria was onto something with this challenge and suggestion. I will keep you guys posted.
Morning Soreness update: Surprisingly not that sore. Yay for Arbonne hydration, post workout shake, and stretching before bed.
I have always been attracted to nature, and have used to ground me throughout my life. Be it the woods, water, mucking in a stream, ocean, backpacking, later paddling, you name it, I did it. So when we literally got all of our winter in one weekend in the northeast I busted out my snowshoes and communed with nature to settle my ADD mind. It doesn’t matter how long I’m out in nature, my mind calms and I’m able to focus.
I am currently building my future freedom every day, and sometimes that means short-term sacrifices for long-term, sustainable freedom. It feels indescribably good to finally know where I’m going in life, and what I am going to do with it. I’ll get to volunteer and give more than I do now, and I’m changing lives in the process. Most importantly, my own.
I love what I’m able to do with my life now that I never thought possible, and I’m in love with the fact that I will be able to choose to work very soon because I like it not because I have to.
This is kind of a rambling entry, and I use writing to process things. So, I apologize if this didn’t make sense, but I needed to write this today because of the various levels of emotions I am feeling today. Writing and nature are two of my favorite outlets, and that’s what makes this blog so fun.
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The last two weeks, I have sat in front of the ocean at numerous times. Many at night, and a few during the day. I have realized how peaceful I am while at the ocean. I wrote a poem about 2 weeks ago. How the tide seems to ebb my pain away. It is still there, and it will be there for quite some time. The ocean is especially emblematic for how nature seems to center me. It brings me back to a specific time and place of riding the waves to shore with my nana, or the boardwalk where we watched fireworks.
However, it doesn’t need to be that symbolic. It can just be soothing. I was at a park watching the river, and I felt something. Nana had never been there with me, but the creek reflected her essence. It had her shine, her bright smile. And it made me smile because of it. Things don’t have to be concrete to be real. Given my background, I have some trouble with that statement. If you believe it to be real, then it is. The difference has to be how you reflect on that experience and make it real to the world.
It is there how you truly bring your memory into the world as a living, breathing thing to share with others.
On a completely different note. This blog has been an amazing experience in so many different ways. I get to share a personal part of myself (something I am NOT good at) with others I never would have met before, and you get to experience what I write as you want to. I also get to share my passion for nature, gratitude, my business, and my family in a way I never would have thought possible. This has been another life changing journey for me this year, and it’s JUST begun. Thank you to all of you who have subscribed so far, I feel honored. I hope you are enjoying this as much as I am.