A few weeks before the new year I kept asking myself what I would like to do in 2016. I had accomplished my goal of running a 5k in 2015. In fact, I did three 5Ks and loved every minute. I plan on doing more in 2016. However, I don’t feel like that should be 2016’s resolution. I also started my yoga practice. I needed something to clear my mind, stretch my body and make me feel young. Yoga does just that. However, I don’t feel like more yoga should be 2016’s resolution. I want to accomplish something different. I want it to involve movement.
I had an epiphany yesterday. It is as if someone spoke to me and told what I need to do. I have figured it out!
But first let me explain how I got here. I listen to so many fantastic people through podcasts. I read tons of books and magazines. A subject recently was how to find your inner happiness. One suggestion in particular told me to think back to what you enjoyed as a child. They suggest that this is what you should try once again.
Let me take you back for a moment. As a child I was a swimmer. I loved it then and I love it now. I tried talking myself into swimming more. I tried talking myself into joining an adult swim team. But, this doesn’t fit right now.
As a child I was a scottish dancer. I loved it then. I love watching it now. But, this doesn’t fit right now.
I read as a child. Lots and lots. I read as an adult. Lots and lots. This does not fit right now.
So what should I do? I have been racking my brain because I feel something is there and I just need to voice it.
Enter my most recent visit to the skating rink for the Holidays. I take the kids every year. We skate around for an hour in the cold, have hot chocolate and listen to Christmas carols. I love these moments. This year was different. I more than loved it. I was so happy I asked my daughter to take a video of me trying, and succeeding!
THIS IS IT! This is my THING FOR 2016! I am going to take ice skating lessons. I did not do it as a child, but yesterday it occurred to me that this is something that makes me really HAPPY!!
So I found a rink nearby and lessons for beginner adults start this weekend. It will be 8 weeks of joy for me. I cannot wait!