as i'm sure all of you are aware, today is tuesday. i spent my weekend at home, supposedly celebrating the 4th of july, but really i was just attempting to practice the art of relaxation.
saturday i did some free flow yoga (first time i've been on the mat since that tuesday). and i finally examined my relationship with yoga. & what it comes down to is that i have a hard time stepping on the mat if i am not going to get an intense physical workout.
to remedy this i'm making a yoga commitment to myself.
i will practice yoga everyday. no time spent on the mat is too short nor too long. no pose is greater than another. i will practice breath rather than cultivating sweat. i will take each moment as they are & when each moment is complete i will move on.
i spent sunday taking care of my house while my parents & siblings went on a trip for the night.
i met my grandparents at the farmer's market (10 grain fresh baked bread. it is delicious.), took care of the dog, watered the plants, had a friend over--went to the pool, grilled zucchini & eggplant, watched capote, & slept in my parents bed (just for the dog's sake ;) of course). quite a day in my book.
today i'm back at school attempting to undo my academic advisor's forgetfulness & appeal my way into the cooperative education program.
the problem: i have above the maximum credit hour limit.
the solution: 4 quarters of co-op work into my schedule anyway.
the issue: my advisor forgot about the meeting we had back in january when she said she would pre-approve me.
i sent my letter a couple hours ago & hopefully i can get a definitive answer by the end of the week.
the mess this has turned into has caused me stress & frustration. but have to remember that results happen with a clear head & i did my part. i cannot go back in time & its no use harping on what i will do if i get rejected; i just have to wait. easier said than done.
so, to attempt to alleviate some stress & allow some calm into my life, i read.
my current reading materials. don't the bottom ones look fun?
let's see, my pleasure reading consists of:
bohemian manifesto: a field guide to living life on the edge--if you ever see this please at least flip through it, it is absolutely hysterical & may soon convince me that dropping out of school and becoming a yoga instructor is a very good idea.
alice in wonderland--i was supposed to read this senior year of high school but i essentially skimmed through it, i'm reading it very slowly now & it is much more enjoyable that way.
eat, pray, love--just started this one. the hype around it originally turns me off but my friend wanted me to read it with her so we could talk about it. so far i like gilbert's style.
the girl with the dragon tattoo--just started this one too, my grandma absolutely loves it. it is all right, still waiting for it to grab my attention.
clearly, focusing my attention 9 different ways keeps me entertained.
as do freshly bloomed sunflowers.
do you & yoga have a relationship? hopefully soon mine will become a softer one.
what are you reading right now? to many books for my own good.
what's your favorite way to calm down? long baths & sleep work wonders.