Oh, here I am!

Now, nothing awful happened but this has been a frustrating start to 2018.

There is some sort of plague going around this year. It’s not quite the flu but must be from the same neighbourhood. It starts with a vague feeling of being unwell, progresses to something similar to the way depression feels, circles you into brainfog – and those are just the mental symptoms. Your body is going through aches and pains and nausea and sniffling and coughs in various horrible variations.

I had zero energy for weeks – I was waking up and immediately thinking about how many hours it was until bedtime.

Not that I think life is all about productivity, but I hardly got anything done – the only stuff I did was established routines – making meals, going to a few meetings, drawing a little a writing a little every day.

Last Thursday, I complained about it on Facebook and Friday morning I woke up feeling like I remembered how to be human. I wasn’t feeling completely better but I felt much more like a person with symptoms instead of a bunch of symptoms shaped like a person.

I’ll have to remember that FB cure in the future.

Anyway, so here I am, back to communicating, just like I’m people.

And I have this song bouncing around in my head, and so will you. 😉

Interesting things: Nia Dance

A couple of weeks ago, I took a Nia Dance class taught by my friend, Elaine and it was a joyous experience.

I especially liked Elaine’s attitude about how to get into the movements.  And I really liked that Nia didn’t require me to be especially coordinated nor did I have to be swift with distinguishing my left from my right.*

It was glorious!

One of the things I most enjoyed was the part where Elaine gave us scarves to dance with and told us to  just move to the music. I thought I would feel ridiculous but instead, I felt like a little kid dancing for the joy of it.

Seriously, I could have been my 8 year old self in the backyard trying out dance moves with my friends.

I highly recommend Nia, especially with Elaine, and I highly recommend dancing around with a scarf.

Here’s a song to try your scarf dance with:

 

*I know my left from my right and I can be coordinated, it’s just not my natural automatic state. It’s a reaction time issue with my ADD, I have a slightly slower body-brain processing time, is all.