Wednesday, August 25, 2010


This is what I have been doing non stop the past couple weeks...

I passed my test and I am a certified yoga instructor. I will start writing on the regular very soon!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Day 16

"Someone or something you could definitely live without"

I could live without animal cruelty. I am so affected when seeing a dead or hurt animal or when I hear a story about abuse. When the ASPCA commercials come on TV I have to change the channel because I will be in tears in 5 seconds. The last episode of True Blood had a dog fight scene and I could barely watch it. It makes my heart hurt. It makes me feel angry at people. It makes me really really want to open my own animal sanctuary.

I think it was last year when I has sort of this realization about my relationship to animals. I noticed that whenever I saw and animal (primarily cats and dogs, but it extended to most everything else) I would get this feeling come over me. I would feel it in my gut. It was warm and exciting. I finally realized that it was LOVE. I have this automatic unconditional uncontrollable love for animals.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Day 15

"Something or someone you couldn't live without because you have tried living without it"

So there are obvious things I couldn't live without like air, water, food, etc. but I have not tried living without these things.

I don't think there is a real answer to this question. I think that human beings are strong enough to live without something they love (minus basic needs.) I thought that living a "normal" life after my dad died was going to be impossible, but I figured it out. I am living without my dad being alive...its not my first choice situation, but I can do it.

This question makes me think about people that have physical disabilities. I wrote my thesis on mixed ability dance, and focused specifically on dance companies that had dancers on legs and dancers on wheels. Throughout my research I came across many people with various disabilities who loved to dance and so they did. I wonder how they felt (if they remember) when they first met with their disability? I wonder if they thought that life was not worth living without my leg/arm/etc.? It makes me realize that people can live without things and still make it through life and not just barely.

I am going to say that there is nothing and no one that I couldn't live without. Again, there are things and people that I would be extremely distraught about if I lost, but I know I could make it. My yoga teacher told a story last night and the moral seems to fit right now...Its the struggles in life that let us know how strong we really are. Peace to all who survive the struggles.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 14

haven't updated in a sometimes gets in the way. my blog just took a backseat to all of the other things going on right now. here goes my attempt to start it back up again...

"A hero who has let you down"

Im just going to be honest. I really can't think of anyone to write about. This is part of the reason why I haven't updated in a while...this blog topic stumped me.

Of course I have heroes, but I don't feel a huge let down from them. I also have people that I admire, musicians and artists, but they are not my heroes. Death from a drug overdose is not really a heroic way to die. I have been disappointed that people have given up on life, but these people are not in my real life so its hard for me to feel let down.