PLAY! That’s it. That’s my theme word for 2022. Why? Because Covid has turned me into a middle-aged recluse who’s grown quite content in the bubble of her diminutive NYC apartment. Becoming a couch-potato in overpriced athleisure-wear has become my default mode, despite my inner-child’s guttural scream, “Let me ouuut!” Okay, she gets a 1hour daily recess on the Pilates playground I’ve built in my living room. But that’s about it.
When Covid turned out to be more than a presumed 3-week inconvenience and into a global shut-down, I went into panic mode. Anxiety taunted my ears with “you’re gonna lose everything & end up homeless!”. That voice got louder when I had to give up my massage practice and pivot to strictly teaching Pilates – virtually! I quickly cranked into survival mode, which turned into working 7-days/week for the last two years! If you wanted Pilates, I’d figure out a way to fit you into my schedule. The world felt too unpredictable to trust that there was time to play. No matter how much I love what I do, that’s simply not sustainable. So I finally said “F**K fear & trust the Universe”. I dropped weekends.
I entered the 2021 Christmas Season with my weekends free, just like my pre-Covid life. But I couldn’t even get out of bed on Christmas. I was far too depleted because I’d been living on adrenaline and auto-pilot for two years straight. But I’m ready to flip the script! I’m ready to start filling my newly emancipated hours with (socially distanced) hobbies, adventures, and guilt-free naps. I’m gonna put on some real-people clothes and explore my city, my curiosities, and my creativity again. Kira is gonna play!
31 Days of Soaked In Thought (S.I.T.)
S.I.T is an invitation to SIT with yourself – for a few minutes per day – to think your thoughts, feel your feels & express your emotions with a JOURNALING RITUAL. For the entire month of Jan, I’ll be posting daily journaling prompts as a source of inspiration. Ring in the New Year by getting #soakedinthought