Saturday, September 11, 2010

Some things I am doing for myself - yay me

I contacted an instructor of Transcendental Meditation today.It is a method that needs to be taught by a private instructor apparently, but David Lynch is all about it and I LOVE David Lynch so I figure I'll poke around a bit more and decide for myself. My dad had great success with TM back in the day when he was a Beatles loving hippy so I might ring him up and pick his brain on the matter. I couldn't tell you if he still practices or not but I bet he does.
I also started thinking about a workout regimen and think that I may choose Tracy Anderson because I can dance - not that I CAN dance but how bad can dancing as exercise be? She also developed some tough arm and leg workouts for Gweneth Paltrow while she was making Iron Man that Gweneth shared in one of her GOOP newsletters. I think I've changed my mind about her - Gweneth that is.
I also signed up for a Sketchbook Project and I will share some of my sketches with you. I chose the category, "you'd be home by now . . ." I think there will be more instruction when my packet comes regarding this so I'll report back but I could see myself doing a creative piece on all the phone calls and emails I have to return, or the kitchen sink with dirty dishes piled up  - not that anything like that ever happens in my house. Seriously, my husband is anal (or to be much more positive - on top of that shit like white on rice baby. I could not survive without him because I can be a serious hot mess). Or sketches of pretty things that keep us away  from the house. It will be interesting! Monsters under the bed, screaming babies or really nice things like the boats on the river down on Bay Street. Now that all the tourists are gone, I might be able to snag a swing down there and sit a while. And just so you don't feel like you are missing out, you too can watch the riverfront with the State Port Pilot webcam. Or maybe, just maybe it will have some design sketches in it for my bedroom or that tree house I want to build for the adorable rugrats.
One of the reasons I took this coastal detour is so that I would have more time to pursue things that keep me truly interested in life. There are a lot of reasons why that is more possible here than it was in Chapel Hill but it is not because I am less busy at work. I am more busy at work and that is why I think I need TM - both to calm myself down and focus on why I am (we are all)  here - to live, to dream, to create, to find whimsy in everyday life and to fly (figuratively and in my case, literally). . . .but that whole learning how to fly an airplane is on the back burner still and is another post somewhere down the line. But I did move right down the road from an airport and it even has a bait and tackle shop so look for a fishing post (and how to look fabulous at the same time or maybe that crazy US Open King Mackerel Tournament everyone keeps talking about coming up at the end of September) or as an entry in that sketchbook that is in the mail - maybe me catching a mermaid?
So what are you doing for yourself? I'd really love to know.
I bought this at the Franklin Square Market during our first NC 4th of July Celebration in Southport 2010

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