Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Early Riser

I groaned when my alarm went off at 5:15 this morning. I can't remember the last time I got up that early. I hit snooze a couple of times (sorry roommate!) hoping that my grogginess would wear off, and trying to figure out why I had set my alarm for an hour where it's still mostly dark outside. I am much more accustomed to getting up around 7am.

Then it clicked. I had been asked to teach my first aerial class! I jumped out of bed, grabbed the clothes I was smart enough to lay out the night before, and headed to the shower. The only way I could fit teaching into my schedule was by showing up at work the same time I normally rolled out of bed.

The day went well! I unlocked the office door right at 7am and worked for 3.5 hours before I clocked out and headed to the studio. Class was fun- I got to teach tissu and hoop basics to about 20 elementary school aged kids over the course of three hours; thankfully they were split into two groups so I didn't have all of them at once.

Finishing out the remaining 4.5 hours at my office wasn't as hard as I'd thought it would be either. Maybe it helped knowing that in just 3 hours I had doubled my daily income!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Check Engine

Maybe this cable that's dragging on the ground is the reason for at least one of the three lights that turn on on my dashboard every time I drive...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012



Throughout the year and a half I've been been doing aerial acrobatics I've experienced periods of time where my strength and abilities steadily improve, and other periods of time where my abilities plateau for a while. I figured this was typical, and have really enjoyed the periods of growth. For the last two weeks I've noticed that I'm in another upswing! I have finally managed to do a move on hoop that I have struggled with for probably a year, and can do it consistently now (for my memory's sake - pop in to straddle back from under the hoop). I also figured out how to do a move on tissu where I am fighting gravity to roll up, and am getting more and more consistent with it (hip-key roll up). It's satisfying to know that my hard work is paying off!


I have received compliments from a couple of close friends recently about how well I have handled the situation where a friendship of mine ended earlier this year. It was very abrupt and honestly I still don't understand what went wrong, but throughout the drama I tried my hardest to take the high road. It wasn't always easy, and I felt very alone throughout most of it because I was unwilling to put our mutual friends in the middle by talking about it to them. Even though my efforts to repair the friendship weren't successful and I am sad that this friendship is over, I have found/developed the emotional balance I needed to move forward.

Physical - Again

Remember the bump on my nose, and how I had it removed? It's starting to grow back. Sigh. Time to call the dermatologist and see if they do follow up procedures free of charge...