I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a family that loves me, I have work and can take care of myself, I have friends I care about some of who care back. (I'm sure you all know what I mean), I have my animals, my home ya-da-da-da-da!
But I have friends who are far away and I can't see them whenever I want and now, 2 more are going away. Please, don't get me wrong, I am really excited for them. They are young, newly wed, and moving on to a brand new chapter in their lives in another state so he can pursue his medical desires. Excellent, I'm just being selfish but why shouldn't I be? I really like these 2.
I've had my adventures in life and don't regret any of them. I think it's important to shake things up and see what you're made of in different environments and situations and I can't wait to hear about their experiences in a new world. Good journey my friends, good journey.
I got to see 2 other friends who have been teaching abroad for the last 3 years and plan to continue to do so for the near future. It was great to spend some time with them again.This time we got together, just us, well, and the other folks at a local brew pub that we didn't know.
I still have great friends from S.F. though some are scattered elsewhere nowadays but we still keep in touch. Friends, clients for over 30 years. Even some re-connections from high school, never you mind how long ago that was. Old boyfriends too.
Yes, I'm lucky and blessed. So, I'm moving on to this new chapter without my mom here. It still feels weird not going to see her each week. I did that for about 10 years and to not go feels so strange.
I pass by where she used to live and think I need to go visit, and remember she's gone.
I wonder how long that will take to get over?
On another note entirely, my sis' training is starting to show for her. I told her at the beginning she won't notice much, if anything, but that eventually, she'd notice little things and it happened last week.
First, the middle of the week she said her ring no longer stays upright on her finger. It now keeps sliding around it. Second, she called me after having babysat her beautiful granddaughter, stating that she was up & down on the floor and had absolutely 0 trouble getting off the floor now. YAY!
Changes to your body do take time to take effect people. We don't fall out of shape in a day and we don't get back into shape in a day either. I don't like to consider the scale so much as a measurement of accomplishment so I was excited for her to start to see some evidence of her hard work.
Now, maybe, we won't have any more of those blow-outs we'd gotten into a few weeks back. Nah, we'll get into it again, I'm sure. Thats just how we are with each other. Sisters!
I have started teaching a Belly Dance class for Beginners on Friday mornings at 11:30 am. Here's the flyer for it and I hope some of you can come and dance with us. We have a lot of fun and laugh and dance our hearts out.
This along with training and teaching aqua exercise classes has much of my mornings full but I do have many afternoons available to teach and train you. Remember, phone/on-line coaching is also available if we're not in the same area. Just sayin' folks. I'm here for ya.
I'd love to help you on your journey to a better you.
Peace and keep dancing