Friday, August 19, 2016

a year is too long

it's been a year since i've been near the water and that my friends is 365 days too long. this yogi mermaid needs to hear the surf, see the waves, and feel the sand between her toes on a much more regular basis.

dancer son & i arrived last night. the rest of the crew come in later this evening. all will be here with the exception of sailboat son who couldn't make it down from jersey. all is not lost though as fav daughter and son-in-law have a trip scheduled up there next month. stay tuned for that!

agenda for the day, walk the beach, buy flip flops that someone forgot (and it wasn't me!), wander, and just go where life takes us today. of course gotta get the boy out of bed first!

challenge for the day, eating vegan in the land of seafood! 

(above is my breakfast doodle. imperfectly perfect)

peace, love and sandy feet y'all 😊🌊

Sunday, July 31, 2016

what's papa smurf have to do with anything?

papa smurf circa 1985

had the opportunity to do something recently that i haven't done in a really long time.  i got to teach dance again, tap to be specific. i had so much fun!  don't get me wrong, i was a bit nervous to do it.  i was initially very excited (and honored) when she asked me to sub for her, but after the excitement wore off.......let the anxiety begin!  my hesitation was two-fold.  first, the teacher i'm subbing for is awesome.  her background is much stronger than mine. she danced professionally. i also danced professionally, but only for a hot second.  in addition to that, her style is a bit different than mine.  the second is that one of the classes i was to teach is a class i happen to participate in as a student. would they be okay with me teaching?  would they think i was "good enough" to lead their class?  you know, the usual self-doubt stories that can run through one's head, they were all there.

after whining about it to both dancer son and daughter, and them telling me i'd be just fine, i decided to do what i do and just have fun.  and that's what we did.  it was a blast!  yes i made some mistakes, yes i had to refer to my notes a few times, but all in all i think everyone got something out of class and enjoyed themselves.  i know i did.

i love teaching whether it be yoga or dance or whatever, i just love teaching.  it's something i hope and plan to do for the rest of my life.  it's so rewarding to share something that i love with someone and see the joy and excitement in their eyes when they "get it".  it's absolutely the.best.feeling.ever!

here's to peace, love, and teaching,

me  :)

a few of the gang!
p.s.
so you may be wondering, what does papa smurf have to do with this story?  well gang, that's me in that costume and it was my first professional dance gig.  yep papa smurf.  hey, it was the time when the smurfs were a really big deal.  we had to have security walk us on and off stage to keep the kids from mobbing us!  we would have signed autographs but couldn't hold a pen in those big hands, ha!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

time to get back to it

i say this all the time, but it's true; i can't believe how fast time flies.  it's been over a month since my last post.  i think about writing all the time.  in fact, i'll even sit down to write a post and then negative nellie (that little voice in my head) says, why bother?  no one is going to read it anyway.  you have nothing to say, blah, blah, blah. (she tends to go on and on!) well, i've sent her on a vacation (hopefully she'll stay away for a awhile), and i've decided to write anyway whether anyone reads it or not.  

things have been very busy extremely busy here.  too busy.  i've taken on a new project that has turned out to be much bigger and more time consuming than i anticipated.  it's fun, but tiring, and even though i really enjoy it, not sure how it fits in what i thought was my path.  in addition to all that, i've relaxed my boundaries and allowed things to get out of hand time-wise.  there's been no time or very little for the things that nourish my soul, yarn, coloring, bike riding, reading, daydreaming.  this needs to stop and i need to stop it now.  

time to get out some yarn!

i picked out some yarn in my stash, a simple coaster pattern and starting carving out time each day to crochet.  it feels so good to get back to it.  playing with yarn definitely nourishes my soul.

what do you do when feel overworked, over scheduled, and overwhelmed?  what nourishes your soul?  feel free to comment and let me know.  i'd love to hear.  

peace, love, and yarn,

cindy  :)

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