Well, you know me, ever trying to become a hermit in my little abode on the corner in the city behind high trees and corn stalks while dreaming of great adventures. I ventured out to my first cooking class and it was indeed fun. I talked a little, drank some wine, critiqued all the food to myself, and then drove home to the safety of my house! I go again Friday. This time to make homemade pasta and pair it with wine. I think a dinner party is in the works at my new house if anyone wants to drive to Pueblo.
So, “Daring to Live”, what does that mean? I want to be able to do as many things as possible while on my journey here on this lovely planet. I want to get my novel published, pack up an Airstream and hit the road doing book signings and lounging by stream or ocean. I want to plant trees here and play with my granddaughter and future babies…I want to be strong enough to do all of these things for a very long time.
I was born with a slight spinal curve. If left unchecked it will become a hunchback. Not really that lovely and I am sure quite painful. I do yoga here and there because I know that it is by far the best exercise for it. It keeps me limber and strong. But, you know, the room will be messy so I won’t be able to do yoga. Or I already got dressed. Or there’s a cat on my yoga mat…
Time is now, folks. I always think, I’ll have time. I’ll do it tomorrow, next week, certainly next year. There may come a time that my back arches to the point where I cannot reverse it. I am not twenty years old. I work really hard on the garden and I love to do so many things that require a strong back. Now is the time. I am becoming a Yogi!
What is one thing you want to do in your life? Lose weight? Get stronger? Explore a new religion? Drink a cappuccino in Paris? Swim in the ocean? Start painting?
Now today, do one thing to start. Call Weight Watchers, pick up a yoga video, hit the library, fill out the paperwork for a passport, book a stay somewhere, buy watercolors from the kids’ back to school aisle, start walking. One thing a day.
What will you do?