Wednesday, February 12, 2014

23 months but whose counting anyways?

sunday marked the 23 month sadiversary of matt's death and coincidentally the one year anniversary of my world tour. last february 9th i boarded a plane from ohio to san diego to start anew and enjoy some worldly travels along the way. i once again can't believe how much has changed in one year. sometimes i wonder, will i ever stop saying that? when will things be status quo. probably never because as we all know, the only thing constant in life is change.

but i can't complain things out here have been pretty consistently amazing. at times i want to hold my breath waiting for something to go terribly wrong. at times i feel bad for being so happy when matt isn't here. i know, i know, i shouldn't but that's just how it is and i need to feel that way sometimes. i have been so happy in my new place and decorating has become my part time job. i am now on a first name basis with the workers at home goods, ikea, and the local antique shop. i am hosting a housewarming party this weekend so things should pretty much be finished by then with a little room to grow. will post pics once complete! i tried to change things up more this time around by keeping some of the things from my place in chicago but putting a new twist on them. of course there have some been some new additions as well. it always feels so good to change it up!

it has been busy though since the last two weekends i have been out of town. two weekends ago i headed to the desert to stay at Aqua Caliente, a hot springs campsite in the middle of the Anzo Borrego desert. i stayed for one night and it felt so good to get away from the hustle and bustle of life with no cell reception! i even got to close out the weekend with a morning yoga class for my fellow hikers!

last weekend i headed to LA for the 2014 Zumba Conference. if you remember, i also attended this last year after i came to San Diego. my mom attended with my last year and i missed her a lot but this year i had an amazing roomie that i met at my first Zumba Convention. she is someone who truly inspires me that at any age you can enjoy life and get out there and move! of course, a Zumba convention/conference is always motivating and energizing. i left feeling great and ready to get back to teaching, it's certainly been missing in my life. last week i also got back to teaching my corporate class. it was so great to see my students and we had a great first class full of things i learned at the conference.

so all in all things are going pretty well and here's to hoping the other shoe doesn't drop anytime soon. but i am confident if it does, i will find someway to manage and enjoy. next month marks the 2 year sadiversary of matt's death. i am toying with how i want to spend this day but i am sure i will find something suitable to commemorate, for now i am keeping it open to do whatever the hell i want.

tree pose in the desert... ain't no other trees around! 

me and my roomie, Gail 

the zumba convention welcomes yogis too 

"go confidently in the direction of your dreams. live the life you've imagined."
~henry david thoreau 

just another day in the life

happy hump day! namaste!


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