I’ve been looking at all the accommodation nearest to the shala and unfortunately the place i wanted to stay at is fully booked. I really want to make sure I am close to where i will be practicing as we start at 5.00am each morning. I don’t want to be doing a 20 minute hike at this hour of the morning!
I’ve emailed a few of the homestays nearby and am hoping to receive confirmation later today. I can’t help but check my emails every 5 minutes to see if someone has responded. The difficulty is in choosing the ‘right’ place to stay. After having traveled the world a couple of times and seen some of the worst living conditions, and suffered the wrath of bed bugs on a few occasions, I would by lying if I said I’m not somewhat paranoid about staying in a clean place, with a bedbug-free bed! Not to much to ask i would have thought..
I’m keeping positive though. I know the right place with have an available room for me. Just putting it out there!
I’ve decided i need to get much fitter before i disappear. Since injuring my ankle recently I have stopped running. Therefore my cardio is crap. I have also slowed with my practice over the past few weeks. I’m finding my body is lacking energy lately - which is no surprise when I think about the days I have every day at work. I often wonder how i have pushed on for so many years through the mundane work i have done, or the abuse i have endured from ruthless bosses who treat their staff like shit in order to get one step ahead. My participation in a recent program for entrepreneurs also resulted in working 100+ hour weeks. So my thoughts are - now this is over, my body is taking some time to heal. My adrenals are no doubt in overdrive atm.
So, back to me getting fitter - i have decided to join the gym for a 5 day free pass. This is purely a cheap way of getting myself back into the swing of things so I can then continue with my regime once the trial ends. It would be silly to start a proper membership now considering I am going away for so long. And Im not a fan of gyms either - such an unnatural environment. But sometimes, you just need a hand to get a good kick start. It’s not like me to ever need encouragement - Im driven enough as it is - but for some reason, my body is a little tired right now. And that’s ok. I’m just doing my best to listen to it and heal it through good food, exercise and trying to keep positive despite the most depressing work environment.
Holding on.. I’m nearly there!
Oh, and before I forget - walking to lunch today I came across this sign. It couldn’t be more perfect for me at this time in my life. It’s nice to know I’m on the right path - finally.