I'm sorry for missing two days of blogging! I've been around, just fairly busy (and spending WAAAYY too much time hanging with my boyfriend!) A quick recap of the past two days: Yesterday is my longest teaching day each week. I have gotten 3 new students in the past 2 weeks, so I am now teaching from 3:30 to 9:15pm plus driving time. No breaks! It's hard to teach for that long straight through, but it's WONDERFUL! I LOVE my students. Like seriously, I want to be the best teacher for them; someone they can look up to, but still relate with. One of my new students had been diagnosed with leukemia last year. In one way, I'm sooo proud of her for fighting and being strong enough to come back to the violin, but at the same time it BREAKS MY HEART. I cannot imagine what her parents and she have gone through! It was a good reminder to me that life is PRECIOUS! Good health is a gift and not something that we can take for granted. I was instantly reminded of those affected by EDs. We (formerly was myself, too!) work so hard to lose weight, in the process lose health, happiness, time (years!), and occasionally even life. This is the most wretched, horrible, EVIL thing I can imagine, especially when there are other women, men and children in the world losing their own health and lives to other, perhaps "less preventable" diseases. In all cases the children (and adults!) are bright, unique, creative, wonderful people with so much to offer the world! And that's what breaks my heart!
On a related note, by the way, I watched a documentary from Britain on an 8 year old anorexic girl. Speaking of HEART-BREAKING, I cried several times while watching this two part documentary. I am going to post the link, but please know that it could be a trigger and DON'T watch it if you feel you may be at risk of being triggered. That being said, I do feel like it had a lot of good things to say and it was fascinating to watch.
Watch Dana: The 8 Year Old Anorexic [Part 1] in Educational | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com
I'm also starting to pack because I am going to have to move in a few weeks! I'm not moving too far, but my current lease is up at the end of June and I would have either had to find a new roommate (she's moving out of the state!) or find somewhere else. Plus my insulation is terrible (old house) so the heating bill is astronomical in the winter! So I've been sending out a ton of emails to try and find a place
I had a lovely bowl of oatmeal yesterday morning:
Full, fantastic breakfast:
trail mix, 1 fig
1/2 C (?) cottage cheese
1 TB (?) sunflower seed butter
1 pear cut up
I had a really delicious bar from Mi on Sunday afternoon between church and teaching.
I'm not going to make this post too long because I have to practice and I'd like to work out before teaching today.
Sorry for not leaving comments. I've really barely been around blog land. I've tried to read a few blogs, but I feel like I had been spending too much time on them and I needed to cut back a bit, so I'll try to keep up the best I can, while still having time for other things.
Have a great Wednesday!