Friday, January 16, 2015

Yoga, Hiking, and Beautiful Calamities

Hello! I hope everyone's had a lovely first couple weeks of 2015. As part of kicking off the new year I decided I want to get back to blogging on a more regular basis. I miss all the good stuff and connecting and awesomeness with my blog friends! I'm entering into my fifth year of blogging, though, so this isn't even close to my first rodeo. I learned a long time ago that posting multiple times a week just wasn't something I could handle, nor was visiting a bajillion blogs of other writers. I also felt like there weren't a whole lot of fresh writing-themed topics I could come up with. So, I'm doing a revamp. I'll probably post every couple weeks (I'm on Twitter more frequently if you want to chat more). I'm going to prioritize visiting the blogs of those people I've really connected with over the years (though I love making new friends and I will always pop over and say hi to any newbies). And I'm going to go back to old school blogging form, which is really that of an online journal. I may talk about writing. But I may also talk about yoga, horses, food, and other stuff happening in my life.

So! Since my last post, I've had some fun stuff going on. First, I started a 30-day yoga challenge via Yoga with Adriene, my fave YouTube yoga coach. I don't really make a lot of New Year's resolutions because I'm a pretty goal-oriented person throughout the year. So this wasn't really a resolution so much as something that seemed an awesome way to start the year. And honestly I didn't think I'd really do it every day. But I have! I've done yoga every day for over two weeks now! It's usually just 10-30 minutes, and my body feels so nice and relaxed.

I also had a nice hike at a local park that recently created the Sky Bridge, a tall wooden walkway suspended amongst live oaks with a lovely view of a huge lake.

My son looking waaayyyy down. 

And last but not least, I wrote a fun short story around 2k words or so about four ancient beings who get together at a Parisian cafe to plan global calamities... but they're not who you think they are :) They just like to savor some delicious chaos.

How about you? What have you been up to? Whatever it is, I hope it's awesome!

P.S. Today is Appreciate a Dragon Day. Just thought you should know :)


  1. Good to know!
    Short story sounds interesting.
    Great view from that bridge.
    And no way anyone wants me talking about writing on my blog.

  2. Ohhh the yoga challenges sounds wonderful. I've been meaning to get back into yoga... you've inspired me:)

  3. I would love to do a yoga challenge, that sounds awesome! I have dabbled in it but I want to do a lot more of it. I'm like you when it comes to social media, Twitter is my place, so I totally understand that. Congrats on the new words!

  4. Blog whenever you feel like it. We'll still be here. (As long as the blogroll let's me know you have a new post up - like today's.)

    Sounds like an awesome start to your new year. Go you! I love that short-story idea. Over here, I'm in the homestretch for self-publishing. It is awesome. And nerve-wracking. But mostly awesome. =o)

  5. Appreciate Dragon Day, who knew!? Thank you, Norbert :-) Congrats on your yoga challenge . . . I need to get back to doing that. I often do the relaxation body check with my 10yo at night to help her fall asleep quickly. Beautiful pics . . . I haven't been outside lately with preparing for my release next week, but my office window does look out over our pond :-)

  6. I love that. I didn't know the 16th was Appreciate a Dragon Day but our local writers' group was doing a public reading at a local bookstore that evening and the theme was Here Be Dragons. In fact, my story was titled The Dragon.

  7. Odd, I commented and it disappeared...

    I didn't know about the Dragon appreciation day either but, coincidentally, my local writers' group did a public reading at a local bookstore that day and the theme was "Here Be Dragons".

  8. What an awesome bridge! That yoga challenge sounds like fun.

  9. Appreciate a dragon day... That's awesome. I hope your yoga challenge is/was all you hoped it would be. My hubby and I got into that stuff a few years back, and I really enjoyed it. Granted, I haven't done it in a few years, but no time like the present to jump back in, eh? Or maybe after the baby is born.


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