I am attempting to blog more often, and who knows, maybe post once a day. I did qigong in the park by the river yesterday, in the warm sunlight. It was majestic and warming. Plus I had semi-privacy as there was a lot of shrubbery between me and the path by the river.
Today, so far, I have listed most of my nursing books on Amazon. I am finally closing that chapter of my life for good. I will write more about that soon (if I am suffering from any writer’s block for the next month, I will definitely explain my complex relationship to nursing). That feels good. Of course it would be nice if they actually sell – most of the books are low priced because they are an edition behind the current books being used by students. Cross your fingers 🙂
I am really excited about a new direction in my life. I am pretty certain, provided I get accepted, that I will be attending a massage school early next year. That makes my heart glow with barely concealed glee – I like knowing what is next, I enjoy having something hopeful to cling to about the future… Yes, samsara continues for me.
It is an intensive program, so if they take me, I will be in class / practice for 10 hours a day Mon – Fri for three months. That is how they pack 6 months of material into 12 weeks! Very exciting, and I must practice self care to prepare myself. I feel good about doing an intensive, but I will definitely need to be in great shape regarding my health and well-being prior to the program starting. I will be working on the application this week.
The intensive school is out-of-state as well, so I might be moving for a few months. Meaning I have a lot of sort through in my apartment as I prepare to put things in storage for a bit. Another move… ugh! But at least it is for a very important stage in my “career.”
By having a massage license under my belt, I will be licensed to touch and I will feel much more confident teaching bodywork classes. In fact, I would be able to teach at massage schools here in Virginia. It is my intention to be teaching some classes and workshops in BC, Canada again next summer. So this will help me in that area as well!
Wish me luck!
Thanks for reading,
P.S. I am loving this new qigong phase. I do anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour / day of qigong and the flowing movements really help to free up my chi. Plus doing it in the park yesterday made me experience a radically different relationship to my center of gravity, I felt more grounded, and the 8-Brocades really help to strengthen the legs. All to the good!