This Lupus Life

I am the dancer and Lupus is my music. I want to make it look beautiful

Starting out

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Well, what can I say. The new year has started out in a big way! Last week Walrus came to stay for the week, so that he could spend some time catching up with his close friends. We had fun trying to work out some cheap meals and sharing many pots of tea.

I finished up at my work and shared a nice lunch with some colleagues who had become friends. I shared an evening of drinks at the Left Bank in North Fremantle to celebrate a friends up-coming wedding. A very sedate version of a Hens Party, but very relaxing and easy.

Walrus and I saved a lost dog one day on our walk home from the shops. Cassie, as she was named, had escaped from her house and whilst she didn’t have a tag or collar we still managed to get here safely home. Her neighbour had seen Cassie escape so when Walrus and I were still trying to work out what to do with this cute dog on the side of the road, the neighbour appeared. We helped Cassie in to the car and said our goodbyes. It was one of the most satisfying experiences I have had lately and I felt really blessed that we had the chance to return this dog safely to her home.

The weekend was a much quieter affair which suited me fine as it helped me conserve energy for the yoga course I started on Monday. Simply put, for the month of January I will be training everyday (except Saturdays) from 7am until 3pm in an intensive Yoga course. I will be learning the philosophy, history and anatomy required to be able to practice and teach Ashtanga Yoga. This course only covers the First Series, which involves a lot of forward bending. My aim for the future will be to master all six series, but of course this will be a long process and take many years.

I imagine there will be a lot I have to learn in the next month and in the future. I am excited about this prospect absolutely and the challenge it presents for me to grow and develop. I am not so excited about the hard workout I will be getting over the next month. I have already had 3 days of it and I can honestly say it is not easy. But it will be worth it in the end!

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Author: Chevron Spots

I am in my mid twenties and fighting my battles to discover who I am and where I fit in to this zany, beautiful world. I was diagnosed with Lupus in in 2008. This takes up most of my focus, as I want to share the experience of trying to live with and rise above chronic invisible illness, so to speak. I would like to stress very much the information regarding medications, medical procedures and illnesses are discussed from my point of view, and with my understanding, colloquialisms and metaphors. I do not attempt to be legally and precisely accurate for the general population, rather I try to be emotionally and descriptively true to my experiences. I hope I can help in understanding others with chronic illness by providing one more personal recount of just how spontaneous and difficult these lives really are. One day I hope to visit every continent, climb some pretty high mountains, sleep in an ice cavern, marry a wonderfully understanding man, have children and teach more children. Mostly, I just want a simple life, you know the house with a husband and kids. Oh, and no pain.

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