I had my epiphany on October 25, 2012. I found myself in the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City, Michigan for work. I was surrounded by all this stuff that was available to do to pamper myself….refresh and rejuvenate as they called it. It all sounded like a great idea, but after looking at the price list for the different treatments I could get I decided it would make more sense to stay stale and old. I did make it to a gentle yoga class that day (for only $10) and was amazed at how good I felt after I was done. I know this feeling. It’s a great one, but unfortunately not great enough to get me off the couch to go on a regular basis. I’ve even stocked my TV cabinet with tons of Yoga DVD’s, have two yoga mats, an exercise ball, Wii Fit and two Zumba games, and tons of other accessories to get fit and trim in the comfort of my own living room. Still can’t get off the couch though.
The next morning, I read the horoscope on my iPhone as I do every morning and once again was amazed at how spot on it was. You see, I pretty much live my life based on what my horoscope tells me to do. I’ve been doing it for about 2 years and it hasn’t let me down yet. I think it’s because I believe my dad is writing it somewhere from the afterlife. No, I’m not crazy (at least not in the bad way), but it has just been way too eerily accurate for it to just be a coincidence. Plus if he’s watching over me, he knows I can really use some help and guidance and this is his way of giving it to me. But I digress.
My horoscope that day said that there was a relationship that I wasn’t pouring my heart and soul into and that I needed to reassess what I was doing and change my course if I wanted it to be successful. It took me awhile to figure out what relationship it was talking about, but soon realized that it meant my relationship with myself. You will hear me talk about wanting to get healthy, eat better, exercise more, go exploring with my dogs on weekends, finish unpacking, decorating my house, and situating my studio, finish my art projects and begin new ones, fill up my Etsy shop, get rubber stamps manufactured out of my own designs….the list goes on and on….until I’m blue in the face. The last thing I am doing, however, is pouring my heart and soul into it to make any of it happen. Sad, but so very true.
So here I find myself in the middle of this resort and spa with my horoscope telling me to get my head out of my ass, and who am I not to listen? I decided that on my last day of my trip (when I finally had a good chunk of free time), I was going splurge (translation: spend half my mortgage payment) on refreshing and rejuvenating so I can kick start operation dislodge-head-from-backside. And so the adventure begins…