I am never not myself. However, when I am not myself, I do everything I can to figure out how to be myself again. Sunday mornings have become a beautiful ritual of going straight to a hike once I wake up, usually around 6am. I am not an early bird, but husband and kids are, so my body just wakes up. I try my best to be in bed by 10pm daily, because I need my sleep. It is my energy juice, it my beauty sleep, I love and need it! It is also nice and cool outside, beautiful sunset colors, barely any traffic, easy parking, 30 minutes up the steps and down the hill and my cardio is done.
Tonight is the first night of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. In my neighbor”chood” we are all looking for the essentials, such as fish heads. It symbolizes the beginning of the year, “we should be the head and not the tail,” https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1296183/jewish/Why-Do-We-Eat-a-Fish-Head-on-Rosh-Hashanah.htm
So we happen to have a multitude of fish heads in our freezer. Why, you ask? We eat fish every Friday night, and we usually buy the whole fish, and my husband likes to keep the fish head, because otherwise it just gets resold. Now we are able to give them out to those in need, and on Jewish holidays there are many specific things we need. For example apples, honey, and pomegranate, just to name a few.
I delivered two fish heads before my hike, and just delivered two more, because there are two nights of Rosh Hashana. We are all wishing each other and I wish you happiness, health, success, love, and a super sweet new year!
After my hike I had scheduled a massage, my body was hurting, especially my right bicep area. It hurts to put that arm over my head, even when I am sleeping. I enjoy a style called Body Work, which is with clothes on, and is a mix between deep massage and chiropractic, but not as intense as chiropractic. Luckily I found someone close by who is fantastic, and used to be a medic in Israel. He told me that I may have a slight tear, suggested a cream and ice. He also told me it stemmed from my neck, and if I did not take care of it, then it could lead to tennis elbow or a big tear. I feel so grateful to always listen to my body. I enjoy self care and being serviced, but I also have very physical work with Yoga and Doula clients, I am very hands on.
What I also mean by, I am never not myself,
is that I am always true to myself.
That is the only way I know how to exist.
Do you get the gist?
There is only one me and there is only one you.
Nobody else can do what you can do.
We need you to shine your light too.
The world would be missing something without you.
To yourself be true,
Tell yourself, I love you!