I realized that I’ve written about some pretty big life events lately: our move, our anniversary, my birthday. The simple things can be just as important or notable as the grand things, so here are some snippets from the past few weeks. This should give you a glimpse into the roller coaster of emotions I’ve been feeling!
I received an adorable voicemail from my 2.5 year old niece asking if I like Peeps marshmallow candy because she had received some in her Easter basket (for the record, I do not). Awww…
I had a male student tell me after class that he was not expecting to be challenged but actually got in a really “good workout” (compliment?).
I vacuumed my car before our big road trip to Boston to find an apartment. There is almost nothing more satisfying to me in the “taking care of my stuff” part of my life than cleaning the interior of my car!
I don’t usually chew gum, as it tends to give me a headache. But lately, I’ve been chewing lots of gum to calm my jittery nerves (minty breath is an added bonus).
My sister told me that she recalls learning in college that moving is a major life event- the most major life event is the death of a loved one, and next up is moving. She was trying to assure me that all these turbulent feelings are, in fact, perfectly normal.
I think I’ve finally gotten the hang of taping boxes safely and securely, now that we are almost done packing, of course. I’m not saying that my taping jobs are pretty or straight or flat (more like crinkled, slanted, and messy), but they will most definitely stay closed on the journey to Boston!
I went to the most amazing potluck at a dear friend’s home. Most of the food offerings included lots and lots of veggies. It was the most colorful, healthful and delicious array of foods that I’d ever seen at a potluck. The best food is food prepared with love, and this food was brimming with good energy!
One of my yoga students told me that she turns down offers from friends to hang out late on Tuesday nights, so that she can get up early on Wednesday for my 6am class! Her commitment brings a smile to my face.
I scheduled a haircut with my favorite hair stylist, which is exciting because I love getting my hair cut, but super sad because this is my last one here in Cincinnati. Perhaps I will start to let my hair grow long…
As I type this, I am sitting in my favorite local cafe, which I can walk to from our apartment. I am sipping my favorite beverage, a Mate Latte. Life is good, despite the craziness.
What’s new with you?