Lose My Breath

In the past couple weeks and days, I’ve had cause to lose my breath more times than I’d like to admit. Gasps of surprise. Gasps of hurt. Gasps of despair. And quite literal gasps for air because of the extra pounds I put on along with Mexico City’s thinner air. Part 1: A new job.Continue reading “Lose My Breath”

Part 6: Full

This final week’s theme has been reflection. Every activity we did encouraged us to think back and forward and just think…a lot…about everything. This exercise usually exhausts me but contrary to the norm, this week I’ve felt a sense of peace and calm and assurance that everything is at it “should” be. At the beginningContinue reading “Part 6: Full”

Part 5: Lessons + Scooters

After last week Sunday’s Motorbike Exploration day, I dreamt I was riding a scooter and I felt safe and free and happy. And because we spoke about how dreams were very important to Balinese people and most messages came to the priests via dreams, the next day I booked a second scooter lesson to giveContinue reading “Part 5: Lessons + Scooters”

Part 3: Choice + Gratitude

Last week Thursday, we had a Cultural Q&A with our location managers Kelly & Alam and we learnt a bit (more like a lot for some of us) about Balinese culture. The word choice has stuck with me since then. A very brief, watered down summary is that families live in compounds that have housesContinue reading “Part 3: Choice + Gratitude”