In 2017, I really started questioning what I was doing with my life. Maybe it is because I am in my 40's now. I really started focusing on the things that are important: surrounding myself with the right people (both friends and family), infusing more positivity and joy into my life, incorporating a gratitude practice, eating the right foods, taking the right supplements, doing movement that makes my body happy, being a nicer person, learning to truly love myself, appreciating my body, giving back more by volunteering my time as a hospice volunteer...and the list goes on. I have also decided 20 plus years after graduating from college that I should return and finish my next degree. In 2019, I founded Nature Goddess Adventures. I want to combine hiking, yoga and spirituality so I can help others find the puzzle pieces to heal themselves as I have done for myself. I have decided that I am on the path to becoming an enlightened unicorn. It is my job to be the best Aunty I can be to the babies in my life. I no longer diet or force myself to do exercise that I hate (which generally leaves me injured anyway). I don't spend time with people who leave me feeling drained. I do work that is interesting. I am reading more books (well, by reading, I mean listening since I recently subscribed to Audible). And, as always, I am focusing on the adventures in my life. Oh, how I wish I had truly grasped sooner that life is about the journey and not the destination.
DISCLAIMER: Although I have often written about diet and exercise, I am not a doctor or an expert in these fields. In fact, some of those old blogs probably contain a lot of bad "science." These are my own personal experiences though. Also, I proudly call myself a Twirly Girl, but my opinions are my own and are not necessarily those of Twirly Girls Pole Fitness. I appreciate all the love and support that they give to me though.
Want to see me dance? Here's a very simple routine from Trick or Twirl 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84rjDZwN4w8
Watch me dance with two of my friends/students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nUhd4LL0BY
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