Well hello there and welcome to Day #2 of the Blog Love Affair!! Whahoooo!
First of all THANK YOU for all the sweet comments yesterday. I didn’t even consider the ripple effect this little love affair might inspire, but I am so stoked to hear that some of you might join me in re-igniting your blogging relationships. Gotta love the inspiration train!
So. I found it really interesting to witness my wild people-pleasing imagination trying to come up with all kinds of clever things I could write about here today. After concocting very elaborate and amazing plans, I would eventually notice that I was doing this AGAIN, and each time I had to shake off my desire to plot and plan (and worry). I realized (big time!) that it was all about LOOKING GOOD. Ugh. Not the thing I really want to admit, but pretty much the truth when I get down to the basic core issue of why I have been avoiding writing these posts in the first place. Well, I’m sure there’s some other factors involved such as my blocks around speaking my truth, etc. (geez, that’s a whole different post), but perhaps all these issues are just different sides of the same coin?
I’m pretty sure I’m onto something here…and wow, it’s only day two.
The other major realization I had today (as if realizing my core desire of needing to look good was not enough…ha) was how much I freaking love to ride my bike…a little bit more of a light-hearted realization! It’s not that my love of bike riding is new information (I have been a bike rider my whole life), but today I realized how this simple choice of riding my bike instead of driving my car has the power to turn a somewhat ordinary day of errands into a BIKE ADVENTURE. It slows me down, puts the wind in my face, saves me gas and parking stress, gets my heart rate elevated and allows me to move fluidly through the city.
From the perspective of my bicycle, everything felt a bit magical out there today. The fact that it was literally raining flower petals here in Portland certainly added to the magical vibes, but it was more than that. Maybe it’s just the Springtime energy? Maybe it’s just ME? I’m not really interested in questioning why the day felt amazing. I’d rather just languish in the goodness of it, knowing full well this is not how everyday feels.
I suppose my errands were not exactly typical or boring either. My first stop was at my energy healer’s office where I painted a gold tree on her bathroom wall. We trade energy work (she is seriously one of my angels) for art. Kinda of a win/win situation in my opinion. Here’s a little bit of the tree—hard to get the full shot in the tiny bathroom, but you get the idea.
Second stop was to get my hair cut—a ritual I always enjoy. I tipped my beloved hairdresser, Jen, with a copy of my book today and I think I might have made her day. I love when it’s that easy.
From there it was over the bridge (again…so much more fun on a bike than in a car) to the bank and then back over the bridge to my first ever rolfing experience. Have you ever done this?! It’s a type of massage that is all about myofascial release and structural integration. I’ve been wanting to check it out for years and today was the day. I gotta say, it was interesting. It was not about relaxation AT ALL and it actually kinda of hurt, but I do feel pretty amazing now as I’m sitting up tall typing this. I might even go back for more.
And, now…I have a date. Yes, a date with a guy. Perhaps you’ve noticed that I never ever write about my romantic life online? Hmmmm? I think it might be time to change that. Let’s just say, I think my next book might be called, Brave Intuitive Dating. Ha ha. Wish me luck.
Alright. That’s it folks. My first official blog post where I simply talk about my everyday life. My “trying to look good” self hopes you were not bored with this, but I think I’m going to choose to exhale that worry right on out of my body and carry on.
God, that feels good.