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Planning an escape - Day 10 of 30 day writing challenge

Floating Padmasana pose (Image © Yoga Robin®)

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I just want to escape. It's what I think about most lately. It's not that my current life is mundane, but I desperately crave some alone time where it's ok to space out and do whatever I want. What a dream to have very little responsibility except to myself and my own health.

First, I will find the authorized Mysore Ashtanga teacher and the yoga studio to do my Mysore six mornings per week.

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Lines that built a story on iTunes set to Shuffle - Day 9 of 30 day writing challenge

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I'm trying an experiment today to get inspired to write. I also have a task to do and don't mind you watching me do it. I'm playing my entire iTunes library on Shuffle, and part of the job is to discard songs which really do not need to be with me any longer. This includes all the oldest songs I've had pre-Apple products. iTunes was my first Apple account and it's been so long that my Apple ID has the oldest email address and password and security questions, so it took me an entire day to Authorize my computer after a recent upgrade to play some older songs. I have so many songs from my pirate bay torrent downloads too, which sometimes included 13 albums when I only wanted one song.

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Time and the Seven Deadly Sins - Day 8 of 30 day writing challenge

Next door neighbor's jasmine that flows into my yard

30-Day writing challenge through Kale & Cigarettes (500 words)

Today's first theme is time and second is Seven

"Oh yea, you're the one who skipped First Grade and missed the how-to-tell-time lesson," eloquently put by someone who depends on me. Yes, I'm the one. I often wish that time would just go away. I'd be way more productive and creative. I love to wake up at dawn and go to bed at dark, but not have the clock ticking during the day.

I prefer to follow Albert Einstein

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They just don't care - Day 7 of 30 day writing challenge


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You gotta love the days when you wake to a low battery high-pitched beep on a smoke detector in the house, especially during those "snooze" 9-minute sections where you love sleep the most. The newer kind that is half carbon monoxide detector and has a voice is even worse.

The last time I heard it go off was to announce "carbon monoxide present"

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Not doing anything but hearing blood flow - Day 6 of 30 day writing challenge

30-Day writing challenge through Kale & Cigarettes (500 words)

My theme continues... the one where I'm not supposed to do anything. Not doing a thing except holding the universe together sounds good.

It's like going with the flow of life, not making any proactive decisions that don't involve living in the moment or taking cues from what comes before me. I don't need to figure anything out. I have already prayed enough and engaged with the Law of Attraction and my purple-lighted 7th chakra more times than I can remember. It's time to sit back and receive.

optical illusion?

A few hours ago, I thought I was really making progress.

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Cherry blossoms and bravery - Day 5 of 30 day writing challenge

I want a tattoo with cherry blossoms. Symbolizing bravery, love, wisdom and spiritual awareness, I need them most on my left side of my body. This is the side of receiving, yin and not doing. I need to celebrate all of who I am and never allow myself to forget how to receive all that I deserve. Seriously...

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Image: DRACONES TATTOO- salon tatuaje bucuresti: SKETCH CHERRY BLOSSOMS

You'd think that would be easy to do? Not for me. You should hear the voices in my head, the best ones being while I'm lying in bed convincing myself to get up soon and drink coffee so that the voices are more clear—and as loud as possible so I can release them into the conscious world before burning them out in my 2-hour morning yoga class.

Easier with ink?

For some reason I have decided that the only way to burn them out of me is to first allow them to speak! Is this how it's supposed to work? I don't care. It's my way.

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To wander without being lost - Day 4 of 30 day writing challenge

30-Day writing challenge through Kale & Cigarettes (500 words)

Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien

I'm wandering... and wondering why it is that some days I prefer to let all the chaos build up inside me before I can make a clear thought. Today, I'm feeling it energetically so words are not coming easily—only gibberish. Maybe this is my test to see what happens to me when I don't do yoga.

Call it indecisiveness, but I call it wandering. I drift from one idea—which I research in great detail and almost go for it, impulsively—and then I bail. But when I bail (close the website or walk out of the store), I still keep it in my mind. Its imagery remains imprinted on my mind.

When trying to make a big decision, it has to feel right. I don't ask a ton of friends or experts for advice. I know. Sometimes I don't know why. I could explain my inkling of an idea to someone but in the end, when I see It, it may be completely different

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Coffee now - Day 3 of 30 day writing challenge

Coffee on couch with fluffy cat

30-Day writing challenge through Kale & Cigarettes (500 words)

I'm up early waiting for my coffee to brew. I usually am at early morning Mysore-style yoga by now. Today I am trying something new. I will attempt to take my daughter to breakfast before school and then go to yoga. And it's ok that I'm late on Fridays because I can jam through my sequence in 45 minutes today, or finish up in solitude in the room downstairs from the studio—which is perfect if I start crying

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