For the past three months I’ve been taking some courses at the University of Southern Maine. It has been a wonderful, wonderful experience and the beginning of a journey that I expect will take several years. The end goal is a degree in fine arts, but I’m much more interested in what I get to do along the way. Create, learn new things, meet new people, be exposed to new ideas. If you’re interested, I’m writing a blog about my adventure. It’s called mylatestart.
One of the things I’ve already learned is that I may only be able to take one course a semester because right now I’m also committed to my work — writing Catching Health, among other things. Taking two classes, one that meets all day long every Monday and another that meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning, has messed up my normal routine. So … what do you suppose I’ve given up these past three months? Something I probably need more than anything. Regular morning walks with my sister Debi. I preach about doing healthy things and taking care of yourself, and look at me — I obviously don’t always practice what I preach.
Well, this morning Debi and I finally got to walk together and it reminded me that taking time out for yourself is really important. It was a glorious morning and I felt like sharing some pictures (even if I didn’t get to until after dark!) Come along with us. I hope you’ll be inspired to go for a walk or do something else that you find relaxing or makes you happy.
My, that was a nice walk and I feel lucky because I got to enjoy it all over again as I posted these pictures. Glad you could come along with us!