morning view

these are more or less my surroundings when i wake up in the morning. i woke today feeling sore from my first gymnastics lesson in 15 years. that is a long time out from tumbling and my body is feeling it. i decided the last-minute to sign up for it. i don’t know why it struck me now as a great idea but i think it has something to do with my desire to reconnect with some of the things i grew up doing that made me really happy that i don’t do as often as an adult. i mean singing, dancing and gymnastics. i really miss it. really miss it. A LOT. i even still identify these things, actually.

i guess i’m just experimenting on how my inner person will be affected if i bring these activities that are core to my self-identity back into my everyday {more like weekly in the gymnastics case} life. already i feel a little more in touch with myself. and a little bit less in touch with my toes or any other extremity that i can’t reach today because i’m too sore to bend over. but it was worth it. it really was. not to mention it was a great workout.

not seeing the correlation with this photo? well, i thought this was going to be my view all day. i thought i wouldn’t be able to move from my bed and would have to stare at the wall and enlist darla’s help to roll me out of the bed. BUT i’m ok. I did get up even if it was a little late.

in short, engaging myself in an activity i love has helped me feel really, pretty fantastically good about life this morning. maybe this old dog still has a few tricks to learn.


3 thoughts on “view

  1. I get it. It took me a couple years to figure out that you were a kid who needed to climb trees and flip your body all over the place….and who needed to live life as if you were following a script for a musical production. In fact when I watched Les Mis and so many of the songs you practiced singing came back and the whole thing was just one song after the other I thought about you singing from early morning into the night continuously and how I just got used to you doing the dance steps and cheer moves all over the house, in the car at the grocery, etc. It makes sense to me that you still want to do those activities. Glad you found a gymnastics class and hope you also pick up the dance and singing again. My favorite was choir and I would love to sit in your audience once again to view any sort of performance. I treasure each and every time you performed. You were the best TIN MAN ever! You may need some analgesics and some of those joint repair remedies now but I think it sounds like a cool idea. Go for it….

  2. I had a very similar feeling when I started up with yoga and re-connected with that physical fun time I was so disconnected from. It’s a beautiful thing to realize it’s all still inside of us. By the way- That’s a super cute view you wake up to. I like your light bulb.:)

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