witching hour polls and random musings

12166449_10153742160744468_1458629574_nToday I am grateful for big blue oceans, golden sunshine, words, music that seeps into your cells, ☮, rollerskates, zombie films, coffee, chocolate, family, friends, handstands, flip-flops, tanlines, cutoffs, kissing, and a dog named sid. I’ve had beautiful doses of all of these things in the past year.

I am grateful for the rain that is currently soaking vancouver. Yup. I said it. Grateful for rain. We need it and it helps me sit still long enough to write this. (I don’t promise that I won’t start whining about it 2 hours from now.)

I am grateful for artisan bakery’s chocolate chip cookies. In case you were wondering, these cookies are a perfect thanksgiving breakfast.

I am grateful for my friend sherri who is going to give me proper food later today and who will let me watch last night’s season premier of “the walking dead” at her place because I’m too stubborn to get cable.

I am grateful for the fact that I got to visit with sidney last week. He’s the very best dog ever created and my whole body and heart and soul just relax when I’m with him.

I’m grateful that I got to see dez and talk with myles this week. So strange that they are grown up. How did that happen anyway?? And man they turned out well! Best guys.

I am grateful for spirits that are equally sweet and surly. Messy hair. Tattoos. Guitar chords that hang delicately in the air and then crash and splatter at my feet.

I am grateful for the company heading my way in 7 days. It’s gonna be amazing. I might even make him go surfing with me in tofino.

I am grateful that I finally got over myself and accepted some shifts at two of yyoga’s busiest studios – north shore elements and downtown flow. I taught at elements a couple of weeks ago and taught two packed classes this weekend at flow. I had those centres built up in my head and was intimidated to teach there. I think it was because that’s where I started as a student so it was a bit terrifying to go there as a teacher. I love LOVE love teaching big classes and those two studios are definitely where a lot of the vancouver yoga action happens. I can’t wait to teach at those centres again.

I am grateful that I finally got my little office / closet set up so I have somewhere to write.

I am grateful that MiR is over and that we have entered the new moon in libra phase where harmony will be prevail and unsettled energy will dissipate. Where balance will be restored.

I am grateful for Gabriel Rios’ song “gold”. It’s playing as I write this sentence. 🙂

I am grateful for the fact that the new “star wars” movie will be released in 66 days, 12 hours, and 35 minutes. Don’t judge. It’s my nerdiest vice (okay that and my secret love of stats), but it shaped me into who I am today. So … it’s just a part of me that I have to accept. Click on this link if you want to know how many sleeps – star wars countdown.

And that’s just a sampler pack of the things for which I am grateful for at this very moment.

Because it’s thanksgiving, I have to give a general shout out to all the people in my life who keep my feet on the ground and my head in the game. Honourable mentions in recent months go to sherri, kelly, christina, susan, and kirk who have lived through my most flightiest of flights and who have saved me from myself so many times that I have stopped counting (hopefully they have too). And of course to my awesome little family … mom, dad, greg, and janice. Without you guys I’d probably already be wandering homeless in venice beach trying to earn enough to buy my daily starbucks and red juice by giving … handstand tips. (You all thought I was going to say something else didn’t you?)

I want to wrap up this year’s thanksgiving post with words by Beau Taplin who always says it better than me. He says, “Everyone you meet has a part to play in your story. And while some may take a chapter, others a paragraph, and most will be no more than scribbled notes in the margins, someday, you’ll meet someone who will become so integral to your life, you’ll put their name in the title.” I’m grateful for those of you who showed up in the chapters, paragraphs, and notes in the margins of my story in this past year. Some of you have no idea how big a role you played. Looking forward to finding the working title for the next story I’m writing.


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