Making Progress


A new year, lots of changes and I am ready to enjoy 2014. I will admit, I dreaded the holidays. I could not find the energy to enjoy them personally or at work with my residents. Part of that was due to some of the changes I alluded to. Plans and events got scaled down. I found myself relieved, unburdened in a way that never happened before during the holiday season. Little did I know, this turned out to be a blessing and my life is so much better.self improvement

For several years I’ve told my gal pal, sk, I’m not a deep person, that my emotions are pretty basic and uncomplicated. A month a go, I could easily list them: happy, sad, frustrated, hungry and tired. At any time if anyone asked me how I felt, I can guarantee you my answer would be one of those five. Sk informed me she thought I kept my feelings pushed down to avoid them. Geesh, what the hell would she know about my emotions, right?

Besides being beautiful, my lovely lady is quite brainy. . . and a therapist, so it turns out she did know a thing or two about my feelings. One day out of the blue I found them. All those damn emotions I buried came bursting to the surface, we are talking about a volcanic-like eruption.  I have f*ckin’ feelings! Luckily, no one got hurt.

Since then, I’m learning to verbally express my feelings. Just the thought of that still makes me grimace but I will admit that sharing is slowly becoming easier. I’ve also started some yoga moves. No, this butch is not farting in a yoga class. Sk showed me three positions for relieving stress. The cobbler pose is my favorite and I must be doing something right because when my gal pal peeked in the room to make sure I was okay, I was snoring.

Okay, maybe falling asleep isn’t the goal in yoga. I have more to learn but I am a work in progress. And that’s the key, making progress.

Cheers!

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4 thoughts on “Making Progress

  1. Have I told you yet that you’re very lucky to have sk? From what I’ve been reading, she’s a great person and the more you should trust her because she just wants the best for you. So next time she tells you not to sleep during yoga, listen. :p

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  2. Sk is one of the best things that’s happened in my life! Yes, she is a great person and I do listen to her. . . for the most part. 😉

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