It is lovely to put up photos of the beautiful scenery that I get to enjoy in Kenya, the big sky of Africa and the animals that live here. It is lovely to hear comments about how lucky I am. But it is not always the life I get to enjoy; real life gets in the way sometimes.
Last week I could have been in Barry or Beillericay (thanks Tania for the box set!!) as it is that time of year again...report writing.
I was feeling rather low, but that was not the only reason for it: I have lost my running legs and fear they will be hard to find again. I haven’t had time to enjoy the white shiny cafes and bars that I was looking forward to so much when I was in Uganda and I miss my friends that know me. My mind was busy with pretty negative thoughts and it was hard to swtich off the white noise.
Something I haven't admitted to you is how hard it was arriving at Jomo Kenyatta airport knowing that the African Adventurer was not meeting me. It. was. tough. I am not as tough as I think I am, sometimes.
It has been hard to meet friends outside of school...as I seem to spend most of my time there this should not be surprising! I was a bit over excited when I drove someone I met at yoga home the other night...!Saddooo!
So...as a little pick-me-up; to help my body and soul get back into shape, I went off on a yoga retreat on the weekend.
It was held in a little lodge a few hours north of the city. I spent the weekend in the bush, beding my legs into Lotus, sweating in downward dog and attempting to lift my entire body on my little pinky. (Well not quite!!-but I do suddenly have muscles where I never had them before!) We talked in hushed whispers, preserving the peace and quite. Spent hours gazing into the yellow moon and burning it into our memories - thinking only about our breathing. But when my mind did drift, I thought about my friends and family around the world and thought about how lucky I am.
Oh dear-those photos of skies again!
PS- I met some lovely new friends! And I am off to yoga tonight to see them! Hooray!