Last night I had the good fortune of reffing South Florida vs Key West, and then drove down from Fort Pierce to West Palm Beach for a meeting and then to spend the night with friends. This morning I got up and got to crash a bit of Dub City’s morning practice as well as hang out with some of the Miami and Key West skaters as they skated in the skate park right next to Dub’s practice 🙂
We all went out for afternoon breakfast together afterward! My favorite part about that was saying grace and praying with the folks at the table. I freaking love praying with derby people <3 Skaters are an interesting group of folks, and I just love especially when we can bond over faith <3
After that, the Miami and Key West folks asked if I’d give them a yoga session, and it was such a perfect day to share a practice with some bad ass derby folks 🙂
Today was also day 4 of the Yoga For Every Body 31 Day Challenge, and we covered Forward Fold!
I posted a video to the challenge page to show our yogis how to link the first four asanas together, and it’s the start to the flow I put together for our 31 postures 😀
Once I got home, I had a quick moment to fix dinner and then head to a meeting, and it was the biggest meeting I’ve been to so far 🙂 I didn’t feel much like sharing tonight, but one of the folks there said something that I felt spoke to me (it was meant for us newer folks), so I piped up and it felt good to get some stuff out there.
This weekend I was reminded that God’s grace is always with me, and in times of doubt and fear, He’s still got my back. I was continually reminded that I have a story to share, and that people want to hear it and are inspired by it. That was the consistent thing I kept hearing regularly this weekend – love the story, can’t believe what you’ve been through, holy shit that’s fucked up that it happened, and so forth.
What do I do about it? I take action and just keep going. I know what stopping looks and feels like. It’s not good. As we say in NA. jails, institutions or death is the result of not taking action, and I plan on staying healthy, free and sober. At least, just for today, as we say <3
After the meeting, I thundered away at the assignment given to me by the Action Plan folks, and got the ball rolling on my fitness and nutrition challenge, since I’ve got folks ready to go on those.
It’s still totally blowing my mind that this is happening. I get to be of service, doing something that addresses a need and desire out there, and utilizes my experiences, my passion, and my desire to help people. The constant thing I kept hearing this weekend is that I inspire positive action, and it’s been wonderful hearing from people how much they appreciate my honesty and how vulnerable I’ve allowed myself to be while sharing my story.
It’s inspiring action, instead of pissing people off. I mean, some people are upset, but hell I can understand that. There were many times that I was the provider of the goodies and the resourceful one that would find us a place to party. The life of the party has shifted her focus to more helpful endeavors, and sure, that is upsetting to some.
I gotta do what my heart is telling me to do, and today it’s telling me to stay clean and sober, to stay on course with my advising, teaching and writing, and of course to keep skating and practicing yoga 🙂
My birthday is on Tuesday (technically tomorrow), and I don’t know precisely what I want to do, aside from keep up with my daily yoga, skating and meditation practices, as well as stay sober.
But, that’s tomorrow.
Today is today. And I’m taking this all one day at a time <3