Friday, October 26, 2012

New Inspiration

It's been a while since I've been in blog land. I've been trying to stay off of the computer as much as I can, only using it for practical things like looking up recipes or checking important info about my kids' busy schedules. Oh yeah, and to watch hair braiding tutorials.

That's right, braiding.

I have two new inspirations to help get me through the day and one of them is braiding.
Luckily, my daughter has been letting me braid her hair.

And so have some of my co-workers.
But mostly my trail and error is on my own head.
It's not super easy to see behind your own head, especially if you don't have another mirror. And just in case you are wondering, it's also not super easy to take a picture of the back of your head and get good lighting at the same time.
But keeping in theme with this blog, some of the most simple braids continue to be my favorite to wear.

And while I'm learning about braids, I'm trying to get in shape.
This is my time machine. In time, it will help change me. I look at one of these frequently throughout the week now, but I'm not convinced that it's working. The truth is, that while there damn well better be some results sometime in the future from all of this craziness, I am realizing how much stronger I could be. Also known as (aka): I was kind of weak.

It feels good though - to focus on bettering my physical body. I'm not sure if I shared this yet, but I am taking time off from my waldorf teacher training program. It is unfortunate, but if I can't focus on growing in that direction then at least I'm doing something! When I think about it realistically from the outside, I certainly would not want to be one of those people who works out every day and braids hair for a living... but just at this moment in time, that actually sounds good to me.

And now I'm off to pack a towel in my gym bag since I refuse to use disposable wipes to wipe down the equipment at the gym...