Dear Source, Mother Gaia (Earth) . . . and any and all Entities of Light — those for the good of all concerned — thank you for another day and for being a part of it.
It was between 50 and 60 degrees even very early this morning, so I made sure to strap up my hiking boots and get out the door. I walked for 2 hours and probably about 5 miles or 11,000 steps (will be 15,000 total after walking the dogs another mile this afternoon and walking around the house and work tonight). My legs are a little sore. (“What the heck are we doing here, Teri?”) But otherwise I’m feeling great. I have my pace, my route, and my time frame, and I’m ready to get back to walking.
It was about this time last year that I got the inspiration to walk the Camino in 2017. Just about this time I started training, taking the steps I’m taking now. I’ve started getting flashbacks to the walk. I’ve started missing it. I’d really like to walk another one. Not this year, but 2019. I’d really like to “take a hike” in the summer of 2019. The Kumano Kodo would be great, but I would settle for something local or Canada, too.
What brings you joy? Much love and many blessings. ❤
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I’ve decided to change Mondays from “Metaphysics Mondays” to “Memory Mondays”, since everything I write about is generally already tied to metaphysics in some way. I’ve been wanting an excuse to look back on life — go through travel journals and diaries, watch home movies, look through photo albums, etc, so this is my excuse to do it.
I started a new writing project with one of my Sunday tutoring students, and it was inspired by a homework assignment from one of my metaphysics lessons. We break our lives into 5-year increments, and once we surpass the past and arrive at present time, we begin imagining our future.
This is what I have so far:
- “See? . . . “Ight!” (Light)
- Came out quiet (not crying!), checking out the world.
- Apparent near suicide attempt — squeezed through the sliding glass door to our balcony on the second story and nearly crawled right off the edge before my dad came to my rescue.
- Typwriter for birthday
- Home Daycare
- My parents had a bedroom in the backroom; it was converted to our daycare lunch room
- The living room became the main room with green carpeting and white shelves holding varying Montessori materials
- My first (and hopefully last!) nemesis (daycare child)
- Daycare crush
- Awkward car scene when my parents were complimenting a daycare student on how quiet he was being, and I piped in a loud voice”What about me? I’m quiet, too, right? Aren’t I quiet?” (face palm)
- Red corduroy dress (and pictures where I am oblivious that I am showing my underwear)
- Nap time on green fold out cots
- Flags on my birthday cake!
- Sister is born (in our house!)
- My mom’s first introduce to Shaklee (vitamins during her pregnancy)
- Montessori preschool
- Nutcracker Fairy Dress
- Dancing around the house to the “Nutcracker” on the record player, waving my fair wand like a Sugar Plum Fairy, and running up and down the hallway to the “Russian Dance”
- Telling neverending stories about “Koffa Kouff”
- Started wearing glasses — looked around the room in amazement, as if seeing the world for the first time
- Riding Big Wheels in the street
- Discovered TV and that I had an aunt my age
- Car rides to Ohio to visit Mom’s side of the family for Christmas
- Began T-ball
- pixie hair cuts
- Learned to read with “Pig Can Jig”
- Grandma Karl reading to me.
- Best friend Mandi lived across the street.
To be continued next week with Ages 6-10. . .