I pondered writing a blog about just yoga, just mommy stuff, just being green, just yummy recipes. But I was like heck no! My mind is constantly on the go in a zillion different directions. Why narrow it down?
I always joke that I have adult attention deficit disorder…or maybe I’m just constantly in need of learning. I love new things. I love old things. I love memories. I love the possibility of memories.
In third grade, we used to have periodic sit-downs with our principal to review our report cards. I, apparently, hated school at that point because he reminded me of that through the eighth grade. Looking back on that, I’m not so sure that I hated school. Perhaps, I hated the structure of it. I wanted to be learning things that interested me. Or perhaps I hated having to sit in a seat and be confined in a sense.
Fast forward to college, I could never figure out what the hell I wanted to major in. I started with Spanish, to potentially be a Spanish teacher. Boom. Loved Spanish, but realized I didn’t want to necessarily teach it. Next up: Criminal Justice. I love watching crime shows and the research fascinates me. But, memorizing every bone for forensic science class was tough and my empathetic nature couldn’t handle the tough reality of being in that field. Being involved with the dregs of society would have made me miserable. I finally went with Geography: Tourism because I love culture. Language, travel, other countries….all fascinate the shit outta me! Downside is it’s not a high-paying field and I didn’t realize that until after. Good thing for me though, I am not all about the benjamins. I’d rather be satisfied in my job emotionally than financially.
Yoga became a passion of mine in 2003, when my best friend Jean introduced it to me while we were studying in Spain. In our tiny bedroom that we shared she rolled out her mat and I was curious. The rest is history. I love the physicality of it, but also the spirituality. It has been a great meditative medium for me.
My love for new places wound up making me more aware of our environment. If humanity continues to treat it like a garbage dump, there won’t be new places to see. Doing just one green thing a day is a huge help! It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Recycle plastic bags, recycle cans, compost your food scraps, change your cleaning and beauty products to ones that don’t contain the chemicals that will hurt the environment when they go down the drain, try to use less plastics. Do one, do all, just do something!
Eating fresh fruits and veggies make you feel good! Instead of munching on chips, munch on green grapes and blueberries. Instead of eating processed food, get a recipe book with quick recipes that include fresh ingredients. Trust me, I know this can be difficult with the lack of time that comes with working a lot of hours and/or raising a family. Start one meal or snack at a time. Change is tough in anything, but if there’s a will there’s a way.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
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