I’ve been busy. I’ve also been dealing with some financially tight times, so my priorities had not been on blogging. Being hit with hospital bills all at once (including a $1185 ambulance bill – for a 2 mile ride), my dog’s spaying vet bills (about $800), and the expenses of living in the city and trying to live life to the fullest, it has been tough. But I am making it with a bit of money still in savings, and I’m still bobbing on top of the water even if my toes aren’t yet touching the bottom.
But I have done a lot of things that have made me happy since I’ve last updated my blog.
I found out glow yoga was a thing. We put on body paint and did yoga and dance aerobics to Gagnum Style and other similarly fun songs.
I turned 23! I celebrated with 2 pinatas (filled with candy, plastic nips, and a few of my favorite trinkets), lots of friends, and this here nacho birthday cake.
I made (and destroyed) an arch made of Diet Coke cans and duct tape. It stood in my living room for a few weeks. It was my first eccentric art project.
My friends and I bought onesies, ate lots of pizza/nachos/candy, and binge watched Kimmy Schmidt the night season 2 was released.
Mom and I went to Disney World, and we got stuck on Space Mountain! I have many a story from the trip, and it was a wonderful time, just her and I.
I’ve started spending some of my spare time with this dude. He seems okay.
Okay, it was a while ago. I completed it on my birthday, March 1.
Hindsight tells me that the most important thing to finishing the challenge was the friends who joined me in doing yoga, which helped to keep me accountable without making me feel like I was ruining my social life.
Giving myself a goal helped beat the winter blues, and completing the challenge after two failed attempts was incredibly rewarding.
Good luck to you all in your own life challenges. I know my yoga practice will never end, and I am proud to have begun the year on such a high note. Namaste.