Here’s a quick update on a few things I’ve been doing in the past weeks…
I had a great float session in a sensory deprivation tank this month. I think I’m finally settling into the environment and am trying to embrace whatever sensations, thoughts, and reactions may arise.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’ve been trying to get to ballet class twice a week, each day consisting of a regular 90-minute class followed by 45 minutes of pointe exercises.
It finally snowed and I went for a nighttime walk through Queen Elizabeth Park.
I received a pass for 5 complimentary yoga classes at the Chopra Yoga Centre, which I in turn left to the last minute, but forced myself to go 5 days in a row before the pass expired. I tried some hot yoga, Hatha, a yoga-pilates fusion class, and a power yoga class. The last class was a bit beyond my abilities, but I stuck it out despite the fact that it started with head stands.
I’ve been working full-time during the week, so most of my social outings have been for meals, coffee, or pastries. I’ve also attended a number of exhibition openings and a couple artist talks.
I’ve continued on with my volunteering for Ballet BC, and twice I saw their most recent performance Grace Symmetry, a presentation with live music performed by the Turning Point Ensemble and choreographic works by Wen Wei Wang, Medhi Walerski, and Kevin O’Day.
I had a lovely 3-hour Skype chat with my dear friend in Belgium. She shared with me her upcoming art projects and performances.
I went 5-pin bowling with my partner on Valentine’s Day and it got hilariously competitive. I scored my all-time high score of 175, which isn’t bad since I often stuggle with breaking 100 on any given day.
Finally, I decided to knit a baby blanket for my then-expecting/now-delivered cousin. I haven’t knitted anything in a few years, and it was pleasurable returning to the pattern and rhythm of the process, while listening to the CBC or old podcasts of This American Life.