During the day, as I stated before, we golfed at the nearby course on the first day. On the second day we golfed at the Miami & Doral Golf Course on The Great White Course. There are 5 golf courses located on the property and the best (and the ones the Pros play on) is named Blue Monster, but unfortunately it is closed for renovation. I still enjoyed the course we played, though, and would definitely go back!
And this week, as I have been cranking out more and more college essays and anxiously awaiting emails, I have finally found a quiet among all the noise. Maybe it's the freshly fallen powder that blankets my thoughts, but really I think it is an appreciation, an understanding, of how many adults have helped me in my life and motivated me to be where I am today. This comprehension is allowing me to accept whatever school I end up at in a year because that is the school that has been written in the fates. Rejection hurts, but working hard, staying present, and moving forward is the key to quell suffering.
I went and had the greatest class. I felt positive. I stayed in the moment and I sweated a lot. Afterwards, I felt completely detoxed and radiant. I was so much more productive in my day. I made a kick-butt meal for dinner, got lots of homework finished, and was able to read and watch a movie before an early bedtime. I am really going to make a point of going to Bikram one to two times a week in the winter months since I am less active. It really takes all the toxins out of our bodies and improves flexibility and blood flow, among countless other things.
So this week I am really thankful for:
- Bikram yoga-- it reminded me to stay present, focused, and motivated
- My family-- they keep pushing me to create new recipes, keep up my website, and continue my studies in school
- Giving up meat-- I feel really good not eating meat, like finally I can be a true Buddhist and have compassion for all living things, but also not eating meat just makes me feel light and energized
- My friends-- I love them so much and every day I am a little sad because I know our days are numbered; I am so grateful for their humor and wit that keeps me on my toes
I've been in quite the thankful spirit ever since Thanksgiving ended. What have you been thankful for this week?