Life Around Here

Life around here can be summed up in one word:  Transition.  Breathing and waiting for a new rhythm of life to settle in.  I assumed I’d comfortably roll out of teaching and into my new “life”, but it’s been a bit more bewildering than anticipated, in different ways than I expected. Transitions, more often than not, are bewildering!  So – I’m paying attention.  Standing still and noticing what parts of my new life seem like they’re working and what parts clearly need to be redefined.  

Some parts I’m keeping the same for now.    Too much change all at once makes it challenging to notice what’s working and what’s not.  Mornings are still gym time.  If it’s Monday through Friday, I’m there.  I’ve been going to the same gym for nine years now and my community there is super important to me.  Health and wellness are huge in my life.  Hard work happens while I’m there – obviously physically, but also a lot of “processing”.  By the time I’ve done an hour of cardio and whatever weight workout is scheduled for the day, I’m ready to roll with part two of the day.

Afternoons I’m here, working on my first priority of starting to make conversations with you happen regularly.  It’s a different pace for me.  Quiet.  Reading, research, writing.  More breathing.

Current Read:  The Effortless Everyday:  How to design your daily life to free up time for what really matters by Katie Lee.

I’m not too far into it, but finding it an interesting read.  The book has been reviewed with a fair amount of criticism because her life appears to be pretty uncomplicated compared to those who are juggling the challenges of raising a family.  My take?   We all have different challenges in our lives, and no one author can address them all.   If you gain one tip from a book, it’s a win.  It doesn’t have to be a life changer.  

Current Inspiration:  Turia Pitt

This woman.  Words can’t begin to describe how inspiring her story is.  Look her up:  Turiapitt.com.

Small steps create change and progress.  Forward momentum.  Something we’re all striving for.

Until next time … be in motion.  We do not learn by standing still!

Jean