I don't know if I have shared this music video?! The more I write music, I realize I haven't came to any specific genre I'd like to be labeled as.. You have people like Taylor swift, Bon jovi, Justin Beiber, Brittany Spears and many more. Did they pick a genre before they started creating music? or did it grow with them?
I just had a cool experience. I was bit by a mosquito 15
mins ago. Suddenly, It flew right in front of my face, so I reacted with speed
and smashed it, the second I saw it. This taught me a great lesson:
How fast do I react, remove, and exterminate things in my
life that suck life from me? How quick do I take care of it?
I dropped everything I had in my hands and took care of the
problem. Which, IF I wouldn’t have reacted, it might have bit me a few more
times, creating DAYS of being uncomfortable with annoying itches!! Which was
I knew the mosquito was there because of the bite on my leg.
But I couldn’t see him yet. Once I found it, in clear view, it was mine. The
End. I am going to work on this more, eliminating toxic waste. HEY! A cool
healing factor from my cleanse!!! J
(I’m doing the master cleanse right now.) J
Challenge: I challenge you to exterminate the life sucking
things in your life
I have came to the point of being ready for a companion. :)
Sadly, my dog past away last week, it was really hard for sure, but I believe there was purpose there. I believe that her companionship leaving me was the last thing needed to prepare my heart for the love and companionship of a man. It has been a long process to get here, but I believe I am now ripe, ready to fully love.
I am excited to see what fruit is grown from this realization.
I have found myself moving at a different pace. I don't know if I would call it slower, but it's definitely different.
I have finally let myself loose again. I have had such a clamp on my life, that I haven't been able to flow like I have in the past. I am enjoying what I am experiencing at this time. I am happy, way happier than I was when I was pushing so much.
I have learned that you are to take your work and do your work in peaceful consistency. It's an interesting concept, for I have been an adrenaline junky for such a long time, so to sit back and chill is interesting.
I will tell you this though, I have actually been feeling excited, and emotion that I had always shot down. It is the best high I've ever experienced, and the cool part is, it's 100% natural and good for you.
I really appreciate all of you that read my blogs, watch my youtube videos and support me. You guys are wonderful and I love you.
Word of the day: Peace
Challenge: Do things that bring you peace and make you happy
I love to write, problem solve and dissect my finances to really loud music.
I don't know if Dubstep is yo thang:
I woke up this morning and leaped out of bed. I had never felt that happy in the first seconds of awakeness. I danced for a good half hour yesterday, so I assumed it was endorphins. As the day went on, I realized I had felt this same feeling many times before.
WHAT IS IT!!!?? You might ask? Joy. I am feeling large lovely tasty feelings of joy.
I have went through some pretty crazy crap and have had some hard times, yet more times then not, I have been optimistic, I have been positive. But I questioned why I was so happy? What a silly thing to question ay?
I figured out what it was today. I have been given the gift of Joy. I am a strong believer in sharing the gifts and talents we've each been given. I realize I was given this gift to share with the world.
So I'm going to have to admit guys...... I just have to do it!!!!!
I'M A STINKIN HAPPY PERSON!!!!!!!
I love life and I love and appreciate everything around me. It is absolutely beautiful and I am grateful for this world!
What makes you happy?
What gifts do you have to share
My key to happiness: Being grateful for everything I have and living my life according to the truth of who I am.
Thank you so much for your friendship and love, you guys are great!
Word of the day: Peanuts
Challenge: Do something today that makes you laugh hysterically! (I'm gunna take myself up on this as well! ;)
Could you do me a favor? Can you go subscribe to my YouTube channel? I've been making some fun videos and I would love to share them with you. I am putting new ones up each week. ;) Click this link and click subscribe. Thanks guys!
Ohhhh MANNNN! Talk about dropping off the face of the earth ay?
I kinda disappeared for a while, but I think I'm ready to come back out again. haha IT"S ON. :)
I am getting a taste of my dreams again. Starting to pick up momentum again and making progress. Here are some results:
- I have released about 42 pounds, YAY body!! :)
- My health lifestyle has completely changed. Healthy food is my favorite food, not a mouthful of healthy food.
- As I am learning to love my body, which helps me make better decisions for it.
- I am laughing A LOT more.
- I am more stable financially then I ever have been
- In the last year and a half I have cleansed my area and have reduced my "stuff" around me by 90%.
- I make my bed every day. I know that seems so little! But dude! It's amazing how much of a difference it makes for your room!
- My things are organized and everything I own has a purpose.
- My relationships with my friends and family are becoming deeper and I am growing more in love with who they are, just as they are. I love you guys! :)
A couple things I'm actively working on:
- Getting 7.5- 8 hours a night
I am starting to feel the fire again, or at least dabble with it. ;) oh, how I love being a piro.
I hope you are loving your life and having a whole BUNCH of fun.
I dare you to find and feel your fire,
Words of the day: Fire breathing dragon
Challenge: Do something highly embarrassing, just so you can laugh about it hysterically later.
- Moon someone who would never expected it, just to see their facial reaction.
- Pretend to cry hysterically on the floor of your local grocery store, then run out to your car.
- Send a random text to 20 random people, like "Hey would you like me to make you pudding for school tomorrow?" The reactions are HILARIOUS, trust me!! ha especially to people you rarely talk to. ha
Each day of being home, I realize how much I have changed. My interests are different, motives and ideas, changed. I'm starting to see how my trip has benefited me. I am now imbedded with new ideas and realities. I really like the results.
I feel like I'm more in line with my ultimate direction than ever before. I love the new things I am focusing on and the foundation I am building.
One thing I'm tapping into from the trip is: I had caged myself, more than anything or anyone I faught against, for my freedom. What does freedom mean to you?
Everything I have learned is for my good and I am a stronger person today because of it.
Word of the day: Popcorn
Challenge: Be free mayne
Idea: Results are what counts
I am finding that I have cared what people thought, way more then I thought I did. I am finding hidden ways that I have cared.
I am very observant. Being able to feel the energy in the room and then adapting myself to my surroundings. this is a positive quality, but I have been out of balance. I have worked so hard at not offending people, that I have not been my full witty self, and have suppressed some of the best parts of me.
I have put my wild side away for the past 4 years, because I didn't want to offended a stand by person or come off as "irresponsible, rowdy, uncontrollable etc.". So I had stopped pulling little pranks on my friends and family, stopped my dramatic reenactments, loud shouts of joy, outbursts of laughter and excitement, and a lot of things that made me, me. I realize that I only have to care what God thinks, and be in harmony with His plan for my life and be me!
I have just recently started to let this grow again.
Here is an example: Rosa(bff0, Natalee(Sister) and I floated the river in my boat for the first time this summer on May 5th. I have a couple inflatable row boats, compactable, so they can fit in the trunk of my Civic. Rosa decided she wanted to stand up in the boat. I challenged her to see how long she could stand, she accepted the challenge and held her stance. I then decided to kick her little hinny with my leg and sent her flinging forward, face first into the water. It was the funniest thing I had seen in a long time!!!
All three of us, including Rosa, and others around us, laughed HYSTERICALLY as Rosa, coughing up river water, pulled herself back into seated position. Moments like this make memories, right? haha
Oh and don't you worry, Rosa gets me back, which I like. She just scared the crap out of me a couple mins ago, and sending pure adrenaline streaming through my entire body. Moments like this remind you you're alive. Plus... it gives me an opportunity to retaliate. ;)
Let the fun and games begin again. ;) I forgot how much I love peoples reactions when something is out of the ordinary!
Challenge: Do something really dramatic today that makes someone, or a group of people laugh hysterically! Ex: Pretend to be Richard Simmons, and do a dance in the middle of Walmart. Full with facial expression, "I'm sexy and I know it", and attitude!!! Seriously! Wouldn't that be hilarious! ha Hope I hear about some of these funny moments!
Words of the day: Blue Cheese (Which by the way, I tried the most disgusting blue cheese in Ireland, the deli man, who offered for me to try it, laughed hysterically at my facial expression. I love that I could be a good story for him and his family later.. haha)
I have decided to get up off the ground. I am back in the swing of things. I listened to a recording with my family, about how our thoughts create our reality. I decided I was going to dig up some of my old habits and start working on my mind.
I have created a list of somethings I recite to myself each morning, made a health plan and priority list. This helps keep me balanced.I work best when I have something to work towards, and when I came home the last thing I wanted to do was work on anything! But yet again, the work is never over, and to be honest, I love to work. I just needed a break for a min.
This next season of my life is dedicated to fun and enjoying what I have. For in London I realized that I need to work on feeling more satisfied with what I accomplish and do. I am excited to have some fun and let my creative wild side run free for a while. For me, that could mean an entire day in nature, floating the river in my boat, writing music, chillin with the Lord, acting out experiences, not doing my hair, talking to myself, singing and dancing. How do you like to have fun?
Challenge: I dare you to have a blast today. ;)
Word of the day: Happiness
The fire burnt hot, but the experience was one to remember. I can almost see steam coming from my body, processing everything that I experienced. The stretch spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically was more than I ever expected.
Before I left on my trip across Europe I decided that I really wanted to dedicate this trip to changing/refining my mindsets, to truth. It would be the perfect set up, being removed from every comfort zone and away from every familiar influence of thought. Stepping completely into the Lords learning zone. Just me, Him, and my mindsets, true or false. I decided to jump for it.
I did not know what to expect, for I had never completely jumped like that before, into the complete unknown. This trip was more than leisure, it was more than seeing the world, I was looking for change.
Have you ever wanted something so bad you were willing to do anything to get there? This was the point I was at when I finally left February 29th, 2012, got on the plane for my first flight to Chicago, which then left to London.
As I sat there, alone, in the Phoenix airport, ready to board the plane to Chicago, my fears started to arise. My strongest emotion was "What the hell am I doing?" as I looked around at so many people around me, realizing that I was now completely on my own. I was seriously tempted to turn around and go home.
I cried more in the first two weeks of the trip than I ever had in my life. Serious moments of stretching and pain. I have never prayed so much in my life. There were so many beautiful moments during the trip, I just never expected to be that hard.
I'm pretty sure, this decision and adventure has taught me more than any one experience I have ever had. It has definitely changed me.
I will soon be up off the floor, wipe off the dust and continue on. But as for now, I must take a moment to breathe.
Well, my trip was a success. I went to Europe without a plan, learned a
bunch of stuff, had my priorities straightened out, found what was beautiful in
my life already and am pumped and motivated to continue to live more of my
Along with the life lessons I learned on this trip, there were such moments
of joy and victory. I am so happy I was able to go see the countries I did,
meet the people I met, and live wildly for a couple months. I am currently now
at home and it is amazing to see my own transformation. I am slowly beginning
to see what has changed and how I am different.
I went on this trip to grow. I knew this was going to be hard, but I had no
idea HOW hard it would be. There were moments when I wanted to throw in the
towel and everything I have worked for. Moments when I cried harder than I ever
had, out of pain, stretching and refinement. Moments when I wanted to quit and
sell out. But I didn't, I stuck it through right til the end.
See not having a plan, I obviously didn't know what to plan for exactly.
Including finances, so the money I had saved was used quickly for expenses I
never knew existed. For part of the reason I am home is the money ran out, and
as of yesterday on my 'return to the states date' I had $1.37 in my account.
hahaha crazy ay? nothing like traveling Europe til you run out of money!! But
now I have learned, what to do, what not to do. I learned through the hard
knocks, not from a book. I learned the cold hard truth of reality on this trip
and how to be COMPLETELY self reliant, more than I ever had. I had thought I
did pretty well before but now I know how to prepare even more.
I felt things I have never felt before, stretched in areas that have always
been so comfortable. I will tell you honestly, this trip was one of the hardest
things I have ever done, but it was one of the best things I could have done. I
learned more than I ever could have at a desk, in a book or anywhere else.
Experiencing it myself brought so much wholeness and understanding.
I will go back, I will go explore the beautiful places I saw, and many more.
I will continue my goal of being a world traveler and enjoying each moment, I
just know, I will do it a lot differently, next time.
I dare you to be real,
Word of the day: Woah
Challenge: Push through the hard times, for you come out on the other side
stronger and better than you ever were before. Dare to dream, even if it means
going through hell and fire to reach the end. I promise it's worth it. I will
explain more when more of the steam rolls of and my clothes aren't on fire
anymore. ;) You'll do fine, just keep pressing through.
How do you feel about “what if’s?” Teddy and I are going through our things and organizing them, again. We are laughing hysterically at some of the things we brought 'just in case.' Haha “I brought.. bug spray…!” –Teddy. For we have never done a trip like this before so we brought every disaster idea necessary to be 'ok.'
I am debating getting rid of more of my clothes and possibly my rain jacket and umbrella. This could be a bad idea, for weather has been pretty unpredictable, but I really don’t want to have to carry it…. I am seriously debating if I need all this, crap… ha
I feel like I am learning to disconnect from stupid things like… things.. Seriously, it’s all just stuff.
Sometimes planning for the “what if’s” is just hauling a bunch of crap around, emotional or substance… haha I might take some risks and get rid of some things. ;)
I am going to see what life offers when you don't have every second and idea planned. I'm kinda scurrred, but excited at the same time.
Words of the moment: Happiness and You're purdy. ;)
The best fresh fruit drinks in a Barcelona Market, for 1euro!
I realize the beginning of my trip sucked because I was trying to work on too many things at once. I had emails I was constantly writing, lists of people to continue to build a relationship with, expectations this, continue this process that, bed times, eating and money spending restrictions. Which all are wise and end goals of how I want to live my life, but I had gotten WAY too serious. Leaving NO time for true enjoyment.
I have been doing this for the past year or so, running myself to the ground and letting so much beauty pass me by. Did I accomplish a lot? Yeah, I guess, but not only did I not stop to smell the roses, but I stomped on a couple.
I've decided to drop all my "busy" expectations and the last 3 days have been awesome and enjoyable. I let go, such a relief.
It's nice to laugh and be goofy again. I also enjoyed being dramatic and making Teddy jump a whole bunch of times, which I'm learning she's quite reactive!! haha Which means fun for me!!! I forgot what a hoot is was to rile people up a bit.
I've decided to dedicate this next season of my life to fun. Get back to my roots of hysterical laughter, pranks and jokes and letting things roll off me.
Word of the Day: Cowhide
Challenge: Pull a prank on someone you know, or glue a coin to the ground and daydream of peoples reactions!!! haha
Funny note: Teddy and I walked around and spoke with deep men voices in spanish, then realized we probably could be offending some people... So we changed to a manly whisper... ;) haha
Testing, testing, one, two, three, do I really want my dreams? I’m being tested more than even before, I appreciate I am given a choice if I want these dreams or not. If there wasn’t a struggle to get there, it wouldn’t be worth it in the end.
The past couple weeks I have been debating if I really want these things I have desired for years. For now that I’m doing exactly what I have wanted, I realize how much work this all will take. Am I willing to take a risk, for something more?
I have always pushed on, continued to move. But these goals are bigger than I’ve ever dreamed, much more work, much more dedication and taking more strength.
I also am grateful. Tests prepare me to act more efficiently in the future. What to do and not to do. Getting past my first experience of world travel I will be educated, to do it again, but in style.
I am finding clothes I love here, interestingly enough they are all from India. :) The more I find the more it makes me want to go to India, I will definitely plan more than I have on this trip. Haha
I left, wanting to “Be free.” I left with the idea of what freedom was, and now, my outlooks have changed, and I know how to be prepared next time. I like the way I learn, by experience, it is not the easiest, to be straight up, it completely sucks sometimes.. ha But yet, I still continue to learn this way. It gives me a full perspective which I appreciate, for I like to understand. How do you learn?
Words of the day: Lollypop, consistency
Challenge: Make yourself laugh for 2 straight mins, even if you have to fake it, your subconscious can not tell the difference, real or fake, and you mood will suddenly lift. ;)
Waking up in a new day, you look back at the moments the day before. You can't help but laugh, cry and love the times you've lived through. Times when life feels so hard, are the times you really need people. I am so blessed by the wonderful people around me.
My hardest days have come when I am exhausted. Almost like my defenses are down, I have been working on getting more sleep the last year and these days have lessoned. So getting little sleep the last 2-3 nights then hauling my stuff to train stations, metro stations then up and down Spainish steep hills, I was exhausted. All of my elements have been stretched.
I have hard days when I have wanted to curl up in a ball and not want to go on. But I had hardly ever told anyone and just tried to deal with it myself. But yesterday I tried it, I let the world know I was struggling. People responded, I feel better today becuase of the love that surrounded me in a hard time. This is the love I have sown for.
It is interesting that when we are in our hardest times, that is when love is shines the brightest. I've decided not to run away from the light and warmth of love, even when a dark hole is what's "comforted" me in the past.
To be straight up with you, this trip has not been what I expected. It is hard, long, stressful, and a TON of work. Teddy and I both have been wondering when the "refining process" the "stretching period" the "I'm out of my comfort zone but now I'm ok" will pass.
From having to find our way around city streets where we do not speak the same language, maps the size of a car to try to find the right direction, carrying all our things with us and so many logistics etc. It literally has stretched us to the core.
The Lord told us we could dream, we belived Him and jumped. I just don't know how much more we can give. We left everything we had, quit our jobs, left all structure, left eveything comfortable, everything we loved, and took a leap of faith. We thought that the actual leap would be the hardest part, but the stress and hard times have continued.
Gosh, was all this worth it? I could have stayed home and found another way to feel like this, without having so many pieces to put back together when I return.
I am begining to wonder if all this work is worth it. I thought all my work before this trip would be enough to "pay and effort" for the fun and adventure I wanted. I have been out here 43 days. How long will it take?
I have wanted to travel since a child. I have wanted to explore the world and different cultures. I have wanted to live my dreams to also show you you can too. But at the moment my experience of dreaming isn't a positive note. At the moment I can not be an advocate for dreaming. I am hoping this outlook with change.
This isn't what I bargined for.
Words of the day/Challenge: Can you please pray for Teddy and Mine enjoyment while on this trip? We have worked so hard to be here, doing what we have always dreamed. We would appreciate your help.
Forgive me my dear friends for my lack of writing. My brain has been quite busy in thought, processing and healing. I want you to know that I love you. I really want you to succeed and reach for the things you truly desire. I am going to be honest with you. What you want might not always be the easiest road. For this trip has stretched me in many areas and I have had lots of silent moments to ponder. The Lord has really taken me in and is slowly helping my mind expand to be able to hold the blessings He has in store for me. This has not been the most comfortable thing I have experienced and to be honest there has been moments when I wanted to quit and go back to my comfortable, happy, perfect life. Just as I had it. But, the reason I took this leap of faith was because I believe there is more than what is right outside my front door and I can really have it.
My heart is being stretched to trust the Lord will provide a way for me to achieve my goals. When I trust in Him I feel peace. This has been a constant reminder when I am feeling alone or that I do not have enough, that I am in His hands and I shall not fear. I have cried so much on this trip due to fear and unknown. Which are tears I haven’t really felt or released before. But this is where I have stepped into something new, something bigger, and something wilder, Gods territory.
I have talked to God for a long time, wanting to see His adventurous wild side. For I believe He is a God of many likes and activity and I've wanted to see what He is capable of in this area. I asked in faith and ignorance at the same time. For I have now put myself in a position where He HAS to be in complete control and provision. And I didn't realize how hard it was going to be to feel so helpless and have to trust in the promises He gives me. I am having to choose to believe in His ways 100%. It is Him and I on this journey, realizing I literally might not survive without him has truly humbled me. I had thought I had trusted in Him before, but as I have left everything I have known behind me I realize there are so many other ways I can.
A couple weeks ago there was a stretch where I didn't sleep for almost 5 nights. For my mind was racing to find solutions and I was so scared because no solutions were coming that could quench my fear and need. During this time I stretched more in faith then I think I ever have. For the only person that could produce the results I needed in that small period of time was God. Let me tell you, my heart has never cried so strongly and soul pleaded for Him as I did then. For I was holding on to the promises He had gave me at the beginning of the trip and the actions I had taken, but my faith was stretched that what he promised was actually going to show up. Have you ever felt like your actions and work are in vain? I have felt this before and all I know is, I have been testing A LOT of his promises. And.... He showed up. He has taken care of my concern and I am at peace about what I was so desperately praying for. He released me from the hell I was in.
Now other things have came up since then. Other feelings and logistics that I know I cannot do on my own. But from this first experience above, he showed up, and solved my problem, and gave me hope and peace. So I will hold on to that again, that He will take care of my needs again. I am so grateful we can work together.
The reality of my dreams would be nonexistent without my Lord and Savior.
My trip has been so wonderful, I am so grateful for my beautiful abundant life. :)
Let God lead your dreams. I am living proof it is possible. He loves you and wants you to enjoy your beautiful little life. ;) Keep your head up and continue moving forward in joy. I believe in you, the hardships are for your good and I pray you find beauty in each moment. You are worth that. :) I hope all is well in your world.
Perhaps creating vocal yoga with Naomi at almost midnight isn't the best timing. For there are some seemingly heavy and perhaps angry footsteps coming from the upstairs flat. Our loud screaming (for releasing purposes of course) and hysterically laughing is obviously not appreciated by everyone!
Walking out of a park today I met a little old lady named Joan. You know, as I know, that I fell madly in love with her from the moment I saw her. We walked til the end of the block, I told her I missed my granny (well like 8 of them at Fairbrook Grove Assisted Living, in Mesa) dropped a couple tears and said goodbye. To be honest all I wanted to do was spend the afternoon with her, I guess I have realized that sweet elderly people give the best truest love, and I miss it.
I had a good cry today. My soul has had moments lately of being wrenched with homesickness for my family, friends and life and sweet dog Kiwi. I had been wanting to cry for a couple days but the perfect moment hadn't presented itself. Before I left Arizona, I had a handful of my closest friends and family write me a letter of love and encouragement, to read on a hard day. I felt I would need them. I decided to read one of my love letters today. I picked one out of the pile and when I saw it was from my sister Natalee, my love for her overtook me, which then released all the pent up waterfalls. I feel better now. :) I love my dear little Natalee boo.
Today I have pondered of what to share with others concerning my life. I have always been so open, for the purpose of giving of my experiences to teach others of possibilities. But in the past couple days I have wondered what I should keep in secret or in open. Which information benefits others and what is cast aside, leaving me feeling like I cast pearls before swine. What is appreciated and what isn't. Mystery is enchanting, is it not? I am debating and investigating this theory. What does being mysterious attract? Will it attract what you want? Give you more choice? I am not yet sure what pieces you shade and what pieces you let shine, but the only way I will learn is to find out and asses for myself. This will be a slow and steady process, for my plate is rather full of delicious arts of work, but I will dabble slightly and see what results are produced.
Worth: My body is slowly healing to Gods perception. Yesterday, a couple times, my worth was tested. Ignorance is not always bliss. The outcome opened my eyes to more of what I’m worth and what to look for.
Dreaming: My ideas are being tested. I have often questioned the last couple days if what I'm doing is worth it. This is one of the hardest things I have ever done, but I believe the results in joy, transformation and adventure will triumph over the strain.
Passions: I still have not found a piano to play, I literally feel like I have lost an essential internal organ. (pun not intended) But, hopefully tomorrow we can bring home the keyboard, someone said I could borrow, and hopefully it will fill the need. I pray the next moment I set fingers on an actual piano, that I will be alone, for tears of gratitude wilt roll from my face. I realize I have taken so many things for granted; this has caused a lot of pain the last couple days. For I miss the beauty of what I had so easily at my fingertips and touch. I have begun to paint again, which I brought with me, and also have picked up my writing again. My books I am writing "I am, Learning Who You Are Through Jesus Christ" and "Faith to Move Mountains" are back in full swing and my chest almost bursts at the idea and opportunity, as words flow from my fingertips. This is where I belong.
Relationship with God: There have been some momentous moments here. I have seen God respond more quickly than I ever have. Each decision and act of faith I take, is just as scary and breathtaking as the first, but God is showing me positive results as I gracefully step through the beautiful yellow tulips of His garden in a flowing green gown. On a journey like this I cleave to Him fully, for He is the only thing constant at this time of my life.
Health: Walked about 2 hours today. Ate like a chap. Need to drink more water. Took nap, feel great! :)
Satisfaction: I felt satisfied with my day today. All of it. :) I am quite proud of myself and my accomplishments today. Also made wise financial choice and took time for myself. I= happy.
I have never wanted waterproof makeup more in my life. I have walked out of places with Kiss style make up down my cheeks, but I am grateful I can feel, for I once felt nothing.
I feel stinkin amazing. I have had the best day today.
I made a new friend, named James. He was the water system repair man, He ended up staying and hanging out for an hour, luckily I was one of His last jobs.. :) We had the best chat, laughed, talked about tons of things, I played him some of my music I am working on right now and I'm excited to hang out with Him again. Such a wonderful guy! I am really enjoying the kind Men I am meeting here in London!
I went to bikram yoga. Which is where you do a 90 min yoga class in a 100 degree 40% humidity room and you sweat your guts out and I love it! I practiced this type of Yoga in the states and I'm so happy I found it here too! It is quite different than the yoga I practice before, but enough the same that I don't feel like a beginner. A couple more classes and I'll know the order of postures and be able to flow. :)
I ate like a champ. Had 2 meals today. Dark leafy lettuce wraps filled with rice, chicken, carrots, cream cheese, raw smoked salmon and hot sauce(duh). Some deliciously chewy grain bread, slightly warmed with butter and honey. Lots of water and a piece of hazel nut chocolate for a treat. :) Yummy.
I had the house to myself, so I decided to have some fun. Sometimes I like to talk to myself and act out scenes, and I took well advantage of it tonight! I had the most amazing night chatting with imaginary friends in imaginary scenarios. Gosh, sounds so crazy, but I really had fun.
I imagined a beautiful Spanish man named Alejandro, tall, with wavy hair, slightly past His ears. His eyes were dark brown and you could almost not stare at them, for they were so beautiful and true. Large stature with nice definition in his arms, with a very defined collar bone. I'll stop there, but all I can say is he was a HUNK! haha
We took a train to the coast of Spain and he surprised me by taking me to the BEST sea food restaurant. (my fave) Where I had the most amazing shrimp, cooked in the most delicious butter I have ever tasted in my life, then with a slight sprinkle of garlic! OOOO! And the rice was so tasty I wished I could eat one piece of rice at a time. While the cooked carrots! Oh the carrots! Were cooked perfectly decorated, slightly sweet and smoky, almost so good I wondered if they were sprinkled with magic! The desert was a masterpiece, a round fist sized Chocolate Mountain of cake heaven with hot caramel rolling off the edges onto the hot plate. Served with two spoons we each took a bite. As the steam radiated from our mouths, our breath was taken away by the gasp of deliciousness and a moment of silence just magically happened throughout the entire restaurant. (haha)
After dinner we walked in the moon light on the beach. I was barefoot, by the way, and I was walking closest to the ocean and the waves were lightly caressing my feet... He was ever so smooth as he caught my hand, gently, mid swing. Which surprised me, every blood cell and molecule of breath in my body was giving a round of applause in joy, yet, I played it cool... THEN! All of a sudden, smiling sweetly, I took a step... And low and behold! right under my step, was a crab! I nearly had a baby as I screamed a high C and leaped ferociously into the air, and you'll never guess, it happens just like in movies. I happened to leap right into Alejandro's arms!!!!!!!!! (Insert sappy instrumental music here)
Which I then cleared my throat and said, "Uhhhh, I... think I stepped on something." You know, that moment when you expect something so romantic to be said, and you hold your breath in suspense!! But instead it's this dead end line and you roll you eyes because you had hoped it was a kissing scene... Yeah yeah, I've been with you when you've watched these movies, I've seen your reactions. haha But come on, Alejandro and I are just starting to get to know each other! Kissing so soon would be too easy, have some respect!
Anyway the night ended wonderfully and he walked me home, He kissed my hand like a gentleman, and I shut the door.
The End (Applause, applause, standing ovation, "beautiful show!")
This is why I don't watch TV, I create my own Romantic Drama. ;)
When this story comes true you KNOW I will tell you about it. hahaha
It might be a bit awkward if the neighbors saw as I pranced around the house with glee in my own imaginations.
Word of the day: Buckwheat
Goal: To one day learn “I before e except after c” so I don’t have to keep spell checking words like believe, receive and perceive.
Challenge: I don't care how old you think you are, this is for you too.
Step One: Find a place you feel comfortable talking out loud to yourself
Step Two: Create an imaginary friend
Step Three: Let you imagination create a wonderful story for you to play in
Step Four: ACTION! Have fun, laugh hysterically, have your imaginary friend give you gifts, spend an outrageous amount on an elegant dinner on the coast of Australia, dance, cry etc!