these days i am working to remove obstacles out of my own way. i am powering through but working hard to allow for self-care along the way (as i am soooooo good at side stepping it). tiny changes, nothing drastic, but tiny changes that allow for greater change. for example, i wanted to be practicing yoga daily before going to work - so i now get up far too early. i am still snarling about it until my foot hits my mat and begins to move - then a shift happens, as i feel life awaken in my body with every asana. and time and the fact i am up so early seems obsolete.
i am back to running (albeit on a pair of orthotics to help align my rehabed knee and surrounding tendons) a mile or so in, those suckers hurt with each foot strike, but i narrow my gaze and focus my mind and run on.
in the kitchen, i have taken the juicer out and have been grinding up some delicious brews. my fave now is a blend of cucumber, celery, carrot, lemon, green apple and ginger. oh how i love that moment when i toss in the fresh ginger, the scent is so vibrant. a big thanks to maddie for the suggestion to freeze the pulp to add to smoothies and muffins!
now that everyone is back at school/work, my time to create becomes much more compartmentalized but i am allowing for it, with more ideas brewing.
and yet, there are still moments such as this sunset from the other night that j called down to share with me. a brief moment that allowed me to stop, take a breath, and be reminded of the beauty that resides in simple stillness.
ps:: loving that this has found the repeat button on my playlist...