"A Busy Mind is No Mind at All" (…but it sure does make the time fly by…)

The past 2 months since Thailand have been nonstop–learning that is.  
All the sudden I had what seemed like a zillion projects going…
syou think i’m so zen?  think again.  too much going on!!!!
yoga teacher’s training on saturdays (yoga-ing, philosophiz-ing, meditating)
artist’s way (12 week book/program writing, doing, growing, projects)
brewin’ kombucha
learning ukulele
taking up cooking again after a spring/summer hiatus into raw food-ism (my “vata” dosha” is thanking me with this weather change to the chilly fall…MMMM cooked squash, mmmm cooked beans, mmmmm warmmm breakfast, i’ve missed you)
small but does the trick.  the hotplate was resting in my closet since last spring! (p.s. gracias a Aimee para todos los goodies para la cucina~the perfect pot for steaming veggies and making soups, brita filter, mini cutting board/dirty spatula holder, mugs ❤
and then i decided to learn
To be quite frank…after the reiki weekend, i just felt like i’d taken on toooooo much.   feeling the need, coming from deep inside, a little voice telling me to choose one or two or these things to really focus on.  variety is the spice of life…but man…  
“a busy mind is no mind at all”, i’ve read somewhere.  

All this learning didn’t leave much time for socializing, but when i did, had quality time with quality people

*making mung bean soup/dal with Jen
mmmmm.  ~full hearts and full bellies~
*Shooting arrows and antique-ing during the Chuseok holiday w/ Allison and Jen up in Insadong…Allison upload your pics of all of us so I can steal them 🙂
and a house warming for Allie with a John and Yoko bed-in theme.  excellent food, excellent company. 

So, now, after a crazy couple months…gonna slow down a bit again, strive for more of a balance.
Korea has been about an inner journey for me since Day 1…however, the goal was inner-discovery, not implosion.  So, things I want to make more time for…
#1 is People~I’ve met an amazing crew out here…don’t wanna lose this!
 time to gaze up at the clouds~this was on a saturday eve riverside after yoga(see the cloudy birds?)
*A lil shopping every once in a while in order not to feel deprived (I’ve been on a pretty strict budget trying to save here…)
new kicks ((Vans at shinsegae…who knew? bought with some gift certificate from the Swan class mommies…gansahamnida 🙂
“hudson” (prob fake) jeans found on streets of Itaewon for  5,000 won ($4.70!)–and yes, a lil chanelling of the inner spice girl that lives inside.  You just gotta dance when you find perfect jeans for $5.

So it’s already October…5 months to go.  Choosing the focus on Artist’s Way and da Yoges.  Cooking as I please…ukulele-ing when i feel the urge for some music (i’m open to tips, people!  good websites for learning, etc), integrating the reiki when it’s possible…And just more FUN!!!  Why the hell not?

and of course, keepin up with the blog.  This is my story…and I’m trying to be as honest as i can and not sugarcoat anything~this year has not been easy…but I sure the heck am learning a lot.
that’s all folks..whew!

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